Eep! I finished it! Finally. I’ve had this Baby Swoon quilt in progress for a long time, about a year and a half actually. I would have been done AGES ago if I hadn’t decided that this would be a good quilt to try out some hand quilting.
I love the look of hand quilting, but my wrists did NOT love the activity. I’ve been given advice on how to make that better, but I think I’ll just stick with hand quilting as a little extra detail on pillows and smaller projects. Anything that has the word “quilt” as part of my description will not be getting a dose of hand quilting from me. Save the wrists! Save the sanity!
I used mainly Laurie Wisbrun’s delightful fabric line Brr! for this in the aqua/red colorway. I supplemented those with some other fabrics I had in my stash that were in the same colors. There’s a Ta Dot in there, some Joel Dewberry and even other of Laurie’s fabrics. The background is one of those many Kona grays. No idea what the particular color is. I probably bought it at Joanns if that helps anyone.
The backing is mainly Laurie’s Tufted Tweets Chairs in Red and the binding a fun Michael Miller stripe I bought on clearance at my local fabric store a while back. Stripes are always the perfect binding.
The swoon pattern itself was fun but a bit frustrating because I kept picking directional prints…it’s definitely a lot easier when you are not worrying about direction of your print. And it grows quickly. So four blocks gave me a very generous sized quilt.
Such a sweet little quilt. And I’m very happy finish up this UFO. Now I just need to find a home for it!