Friday, July 26, 2013

Happy Dance!

Because I finished the Swoon quilt!
Ahem.
Only begun in the fall of 2011.
I do not procrastinate.  I believe quilt whimsies need to age to perfection!

Ta da!

A very comfy-cozy sized lap quilt.
Totally from scraps.  It's like an I Spy quilt for quilters.
The tutorial for the stripey sashing can be found here:


The Swoon pattern can be found here:



I straight line quilted on the insides of the outer scrappy ring and star and filled in that space with a meandering stitch.  Using a ruler, I marked the white spaces and hand quilted them with 1/4" stitches.  Yellow on the yellow block, green on the green...you get it!  I love the look of the large hand quilting with machine quilting.


This is the back.  Totally crushin' on it!  A super soft, vintage sheet with an appliqued patchwork heart.  The bunny silhouette is osnaburg and makes me smile.  It just came out of the dryer and smells so good!

Another WIP off the pile!
Happy!  Happy!  Happy!

Another Patchwork of the Crosses block for a different WIP.


You can buy or order the templates from your LQS, or your online source for quilting tools.


Linky parties are great ways to take a peak at what other quilters from around the globe are working on!  So mark your calendars for Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday this week for some awesome eye candy and inspiration!

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30 comments:

  1. Yum! Love your scrappy Swoon quilt. To be honest, I love it much more than the two-fabric blocks from this pattern.
    I especially like the middle square of the blue block.
    Congrats to this beautiful finish!

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  2. I love it! Those scrappy blocks are such pretty colors. And your sashing is really cool.

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  3. It's a beautiful finish. I'm sure you will love curling up under it.
    mindingmomma.wordpress.com

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  4. Oooh, I adore your swoon, so lovely and your fabric choices are wonderful. Awesome finish. xo

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  5. Your Swoon is lovely. I had to laugh at the "I Spy for quilters" comment. I guess all my projects are just aging to perfection too. :) Great idea for the back too!

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  6. Congratulations on your finish, I love the border:)

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  7. Beautiful quilt Dee, especially the heart on the back. Did you use perle cotton or quilting thread for the quilting?

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  8. Lovely quilt! I still need to start my swoon! And your epp looks fab too!

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  9. Yum! I think your's is my favorite of all they many, many swoon quilts that I've seen. Great job & well worth the wait!

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  10. Love how scrappy they are. I could just sit and stare and play I Spy all day!

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  11. What a beautiful quilt! I love how well you chose your colours for each block - nothing sticks out, it all blends in well!

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  12. Oh my word! This is the best swoon I have ever seen. Thanks for sharing it with us. I am just about to start mine but it has to be a king. Wish I had scraps that look as good as yours.

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  13. The quilt is lovely, but I am considering a boycott 'cause you dissed the purple!!!

    😊

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  14. I love the scrappiness, and I love the border. So great!

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  15. Congratulations on a fabulous finish. Your fabric and colour choices made for a charmingly beautiful quilt. Love it.

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  16. The border is fantastic! I love love Swoon anything, and yours is completely charming.

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  17. Your Swoon quilt would have to be the most colourful and endearing one I have seen. I love that you hand quilted and machine quilted this beauty. Your EPP is looking great too.

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  18. There is so much going on in your Swoon! I looooooove it!

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  19. Love the swoon. The choices of material are fantastic

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  20. I LOVE your scrappy swoon. The colors are amazing. I will refer to it as inspiration for my swoon. (just bought the pattern)

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  21. I now know what I will be using my canaby street fabric hoard for!

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  22. The pink swoon block is absolutely beautiful! I can't believe this is the first scrappy swoon I've seen! It's so pretty I kinda like it better than the planned out swoons!


    Spolgarquilts.wordpress.com

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  23. This is GGGOOOORRRRRGGGGEEEEOOOOOOUUUUUUUSSSSSSSS! Love it tons and tons!

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  24. I LOVE your quilt! Absolutely beautiful!

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  25. Wow. Just "Wow". Your Swoon is amazing.

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  26. can you tell me where you purchased/ordered this template please...I really want to get one? thanks

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  27. I love your Lucy Boston Block. I just finished my first with 1800's repro fabric.
    And I am working on starting an "I Love Lucy" Bee . Would love to have you join us.
    xo jan@http://sewandsowfarm.blogspot.com

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