Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Mini Quilt Finish


I finished my mini Swoon Quilt yesterday evening, binding sewn on and labelled and ready to go in the post for tomorrows ship date.  This is a project for Schnitzel & Boo's mini Quilt swap, called "Make a Quilt, Make a Friend"  (previous posts from initial idea , choosing fabrics and layout!).

So this morning before work, I decided to take some photos in the early morning light.  I had fun wandering around the garden looking for a spot to show it off.


Wilbur wandered around following me, not quite awake himself.  I’m sure that dog thinks I’m half cracked!  (Charly wisely stayed in bed and didn’t poke her head out until breakfast!)




















I quilted it with large wiggly stipple.  It was quick and fun and super easy.  After the class at the weekend in Free Motion Quilting, I'd probably do a separate design in the colours and something different in the white but I really like the stipple too so I'm quite happy with it.  Hope my swap partner is too!


I really like how bright and colourful it is.  My swap partner loves rainbow quilts and bright modern fabrics on white backgrounds.  She also loves Heather Ross but I couldn't find anything I liked for the centre of the star so I mirrored the half square triangles and tried to arrange the centre star along complimentary colours touching the outer ring e.g. blue and yellow, red and green.


This was a really fun project!  The quilt pattern for this Swoon block can be found in Camille Roskelly's shop.  The block measures 24" square finished and is an update of a traditional block that Camille found on a vintage quilt.  If you want to follow step by step instructions Camille teaches how to make this quilt block on Craftsy's in her class Pre-cut piecing made simple.

Linking up to all the Friday finishes! Crazy Mom Quilts and

26 comments:

  1. Adorable!
    I love your version of the block.

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  2. Looks great - I love how you carefully arranged the colors in the center. Congratulations on the finish!

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  3. Your mini quilt has turned out perfectly. I've only seen swoon blocks in two colours till now, and I think it lends itself very well to a rainbow design. Now you can make one for yourself and try your new quilting skills on it!

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  4. Super cute mini! Love how different it looks from the original swoon block just by making it more scrappy! Lucky partner!

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  5. It's gorgeous, I love rainbow quilts.

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  6. I love it and I am sure the recipient will too. Great photos.

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  7. It's so beautiful. I love the way you put the colour in a colour wheel.

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  8. Lovely finish! There's nothing quite like rainbow fabrics against crisp white. And your stippling is well done too!

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  9. Fabulous! Fabulous! Love your colors in this one. So bright and happy!

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  10. Oh my goodness I love it. Absolutely love it.

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  11. Lovely! You really have a great garden and the swoon rainbow is just cute

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  12. Hi Ruth, your mini turned out so beautiful! I think rainbow colors in a quilt it's very challenging to arrange and you did it so well! I also wanna thank you for leaving your opinion about my blog in my "new quilt blogger" post. Hope having you stopping by again soon!

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  13. I too love the rainbow mini esp. the bright colors against the white background. I've yet to make a quilt with a white background...but you've inspired me to start thinking about it as I love how this came out. :)V

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  14. This convinces me: it's time to make my own swoon blocks! I think your partner will adore this ...

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  15. Very lovely. I'm sure your partner will be thrilled to receive this one.

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  16. I love the scrappy feel of it!! that is one lucky partner!

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  17. Oh, this is so cute! I love the fabric arrangement! Definitely happy and cheery! :)

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  18. Nice mini! LOVE your color work on it, and you got some super nice photos in the garden. :)

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  19. lovely rainbow goodness, I'm sure your swap partner will love it!

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  20. Your quilt is beautiful! I love the rainbow colors you used.

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  21. Super cute quilt! Love those fabrics together!
    Esther

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  22. visiting from crazy mum quilts. Love the scrappy swoon. I have not seen anyone do one so scrappy and the effect is great

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  23. Beautiful! I love the spot you chose for your photo!

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