Monday, 19 May 2014

Virtual Design Wall Monday - Scrappy Swoon

One of the swaps I took part in last year and enjoyed immensely was organised by Schnitzel & Boo.  Over 200 of us took part in making mini-quilts 6" square to 24" square maximum.  I made this applique mini quilt for my partner in Washington, USA and I received this quilt from New Jersey from Christina.
This year 600 people signed up!  I got my partners information over the weekend and as it is a secret swap I can't follow her officially but I have been having a look at her website and favourites on Flickr trying to figure out what to make for her.  Yes I've been stalking!  Only occasion I can think of when this is actually a good thing!

My swap partner loves Thimble blossoms, bright colours, Rainbow quilts and Heather Ross.  Now I have no Heather Ross prints in my stash (I know, I should probably go shopping!) but I do have a book and pattern or two by Camille Roskelly of Thimble blossoms fame.  I love bright rainbow colours so have a bit of that on hand and that got me thinking.  How about a Rainbow Scrappy Swoon?


I couldn't help myself, I had to play with background colours.  I really like the black background on this but I think my swap partner would like the white. There's even a nice square in the middle for a fussy cut something (this could be good place for a Heather Ross print if I can find one!)

The Swoon block is 24.5" and I think I could be forgiven a 0.5" over on size.  More than likely shrink on quilting too as I think this could be a great candidate for trying out matchstick quilting!


Of course I didn't stop there on my virtual design wall.  How about 4 mini swoons with space for 5 fussy cut prints?   I could definitely see this in a 60" quilt to brighten up the living room.  Is this one a bit too much for a mini?

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19 comments:

  1. It's so much fun deciding on the design, fabric and color combo. Have fun with your swap! Love your little quilt from last swap.

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  2. The Swoon block looks great scrappy. Have fun working out your design.

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  3. Love the scrappy swoon block!

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  4. I love this, I haven't seen a scrappy swoon before!

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  5. Great job showing the various background colors on your swoon block. Looking forward to seeing the finished block someday.

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  6. Where do you design that? Need to write a tutorial and it would look much nicer this way ... Oh yes, I like the swoon you designed :)

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  7. Your rainbow swoon plan looks great It's a good idea to use that design to make a mini. But does 60" qualify as mini? For a giant maybe! Make five: one for the swap and four for a throw for yourself. It's such a fun block.

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  8. I think it's a great plan! You just can't go wrong with a swoon block!

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  9. looking good. I do the same on pc and then when I face the actual fabric everything changes. ;)

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  10. Never too much for a mini, lol. I love making 60 inch quilts. I don't know why but they are fun and not too big. I have several queens now and I am not a big fan of wrestling all of that business. I am going to spend the summer working on minis. Thanks for posting you ideas, they are great! Vicki Holloway

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  11. I have always wondered what a rainbow swoon would look like! I wish my partner was on Flickr!!! Have fun brainstorming!MM

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  12. I absolutely love it! Can't wait to see it made.

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  13. SUPER CHOICE! That's going to be a total winner.

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  14. Great pick! ... I don't know who your swap partner is, but if she doesn't like it then send it to me :)

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  15. It sounds as if you have thought this out seriously! Be sure to take a lot of pics!!!

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  16. Oh, I think you'd be forgiven a half inch, but if you wanted to be strictly legit, you could make 2" finished HST squares instead of 3" HSY square and finish at a skoosh over 16." Or check out the Mini-Swoon pattern (don't know what size that finishes or what size a block finishes). I'm sure it will be loved no matter what.

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  17. I could see this in a larger quilt also. Love the design.

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