Friday, 30 May 2014

Mini Swoon {Finish}

I have seen so many lovely pictures of Thimble Blossoms Swoon quilt pattern that I just had to make one. But I really didn't want to commit to another big quilt just yet! So the mini swoon seemed ideal!



I found an online shop that had some Scrumptious fabrics available still and just knew that's what I wanted. The blocks finish at 8" which is a super cute size. 


Swoon blocks
They can be a bit tricky getting the points to line up perfectly (and I do like perfection!) but I conceded in the end to stop unpicking and live with them as close as they were. I was enjoying making these blocks and had plenty of fabric to make some more. 

After finishing the 5th block I remembered why I had started making the mini version of this quilt. I didn't want another big project on the go when I was supposed to be finishing the Mario quilt! This was supposed to be a quick fix project! Not like me to get carried away!! Hehe!

So I stuck with the pattern and used the four blocks I liked the most and constructed the top.



I had some small scraps of fabric left over from making the front so I pieced them together to make a strip. I added some Kona pond that matched the scrumptious aqua really nicely to make the back the right size. I forgot to take a picture of the back before quilting it. But here it is quilted.

Mini swoon quilt back

I went with straight line quilting on the diagonal about 0.75" apart. Having done those I decided to do some narrower lines but only in a small section. I need to practice straight-line quilting, my lines are not always very straight or evenly spaced! But I like it!


Finally, I put on my free motion foot and did some freehand straight-lines in the triangles that had formed on the edges.


And here finally, the finished quilt.

Mini Swoon Quilt front
Making all the triangles in these blocks creates a lot of tiny scrap triangles. I am not very good at throwing fabric away but I am seriously wondering if it is worth keeping these tiny bits! Perhaps I'll put them in a tub for now and see!

Scrumptious scraps

Quilt Stats:
Pattern: Thimble blossoms Mini Swoon
Size: 19" x 19" 
Fabrics: Kona white, Kona pond, selection of Moda Scrumptious
Stared: April 2014
Finished: May 2014


2 comments:

  1. This is beautiful, your quilting is stunning. I just finished two of her other minis and am getting ready to start the mini swoon. Can I ask you where you ordered your scrumptious fabric from? Again, you've done a beautiful job!

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  2. I love your quilting! I have a hard time sticking with straight-line quilting as I get bored easily!
    Jacqueline

    quilt-sewhappy.blogspot.com

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