Baby Swoon – Brr! Style : Finished!!

Baby Swoon

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.

Baby Swoon

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!

Baby Swoon

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.

Baby Swoon

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.

Baby Swoon

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.

Baby Swoon

Such a sweet little quilt.  And I’m very happy finish up this UFO.  Now I just need to find a home for it!

28 thoughts on “Baby Swoon – Brr! Style : Finished!!”

  1. beautiful swoon quilt! and bravo for the hand quilting. I completely understand keeping it limited though! Hand sewing tries the nerves (and the wrist, apparently!)

    🙂 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  2. This is beyond adorable. If the background is Joann's, I'm going to guess from the pic that it is medium gray. I used it on a t-shirt quilt a while back. From the peek, the back looks awesome. I have a big cut of that and I always thought would be perfect for a back!

  3. I hand quilt with the needle pointing towards me, it keeps my wrist in a very natural position. I also have an awesome square lap frame I bought when I was learning to quilt. I think both types of quilting have their place, and there's nothing wrong with mixing both in a project.

  4. I always hurt my thumb joint and my opposite wrist. I still love it too. Just in smaller doses.

    Your quilt is very pretty. I love the circles quilted around the polar bears.

  5. That is A LOT of hand quilting and looks amazing. But I agree – it just takes too long and is hard work and maybe could be appreciated just as much on a small project.

  6. It is absolutely gorgeous! I love the fabrics and colours, big time!!!
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  7. Beautiful. I love your use of gray for the backgroung, and the hand quilting works really well. I'm working on a mini swoon myself at the moment. I really love the patterna and will be definitely making a second as I really want to try out a dark background.

  8. I remember this one! Sorry to hear that the hand quilting didn't work for your wrists. But, that said, I fully support the "this doesn't work for me!" policy. Sometimes everyone wants to help/force things to work because they like them instead of giving people space to like what they like. =) So, machine quilt on, my friend!

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