Friday, May 24, 2013

Swoon Block Mini Quilt - It's My Party Day 2

It's the final day of our third annual It’s My Party and I’ll Craft if I Want To. Amy (from Ameroonie Designs) and I are celebrating our birthdays this week by sharing a few projects that we made just for us. On Wednesday I shared my flat-bottom zipper pouch. Today I'm sharing a single Swoon block mini quilt...

I've been in love with the Swoon pattern for quite some time, but I know it will be years before I can see myself tackling an entire Swoon quilt. I decided to try it out with a single block mini quilt to hang on the wall. One block is massive... like 24" square massive. And labor intensive. But I got through it and came out relatively unscathed :)

I added a 3" white border, and when all was said and done, the final quilt measures about 29" square.

The "X" quilting was inspired by the quilting that Kirsten from Gemini Stitches used on her gorgeous modified Swoon block. It ended up being a lot less difficult than I imagined.

The binding on this quilt has been waiting on the sidelines for the right project to come along. Rita from Red Pepper Quilts used this turquoise Patty Young Running Stitch fabric (from the Lush collection) on her beautiful postage stamp quilt, and I immediately ordered the fabric for "someday". Its been sitting around for about a year, and I'm so glad I finally got to use it for this project.

The back is some polka dot fabric I've had sitting around for a couple years. It never really went with anything that I was working on (since I tend to favor the ROY G BIV color scheme), but these colors really worked for this quilt.

I love the overwhelming sense of accomplishment you feel when you finish a quilt... even a small one :)

Make sure you check out Amy’s project today over on Ameroonie Designs. She made this adorable pillow (I'm a sucker for polka dots)...

Thanks for following along with our annual birthday week celebration. It gets scaled back a little bit every year as life gets more complicated, but I wouldn't miss this for anything. As always, thanks to my partner in crime Amy for joining me again this year :)


Unknown said...

Gwen, this is beautiful! I love the fabric combinations and the straight-line quilting is just perfect!

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

I wouldn't miss partying with you for anything!

Unknown said...

Oh it's a beaut! The quilting is gorgeous Gwen. Happy Birthday to you eh? :)

PinkGranny said...

Nice job Gwen! Thanks for sharing. I like your color choices.

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