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!
28 thoughts on “Baby Swoon – Brr! Style : Finished!!”
It's fabulous! I recently finished a quilt using Brrr! too — it's a fabulous line, isn't it?
This lovely line really makes lovely quilts. Well done!
So adorable Angela!! What a beautiful finish and your hand quilting is just precious!
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!)
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having "had" to make this block for a swap … I am awinspired that anyone would make more than ONE!! wonderful work xx love the colours xx
Ahhh, I do love that Brr, this looks fab!
Gorgeous!!! I am beyond impressed. I think you should give yourself a pat on the back when your wrists are 100%. 🙂
Congrats on this finish – it's gorgeous!
Very sweet indeed! LOVE Swoon and Brrr too – what a great combo!
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!
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.
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.
Pretty awesome finish
So pretty! The handquilting looks amazing. Do you have a recipient in mind?
Total awesomeness. The Brrrr is speaking to me – the icy cool palette is wonderful for swoon. Love love.
It's a great looking quilt. I love the brrr line.
Wow! On the hand quilting. Very nicely done
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.
What a fabulous idea! I could swoon without coming to the big project. Lovely fabrics and colors.
it's very cute. the hand-quilting makes it and brr is one of my favorite lines.
It is absolutely gorgeous! I love the fabrics and colours, big time!!!
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Oh my gosh! So cute! I love how you used the tufted tweets on the blocks.
That's beautiful — I love the colors!
this is a great quilt, you gave me a great idea to make a mini Swoon, thanks!!
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.
I love that you hand-quilted this! It looks great–even if it is time-consuming!!!
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!