Saturday, January 26, 2013

Swoon quilt top: Now it's done.

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We have throw-size quilts coming out the wazoo around here, but bed-size quilts? Not so much. One of my goals this year is to remedy that by making queen-size quilts for our bed and the guestroom. When I realized the Swoon quilt (which finishes at 80x80) was just a border shy of being a queen, I figured it was worth the extra effort.
 

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And it really wasn't that much effort. I used a charm pack plus some extra 5-inch squares I cut from my leftover fabric to make a bright, scrappy border.

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 I do love this fabric, with it's charming village scenes...




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and cuckoo clocks. It's Hideaway by Lauren and Jessi Jung.


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I'm really happy to be finished with this quilt top! I started it more than a year ago when Katy had her Swoon-along. It's  tempting to just slap a backing together to get this finished, but I'm going to jump aboard the Scrappy Swoon-Along to make a backing (and bust through some more of this fabric).

23 comments:

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Love the scrappy border addition! The whole thing looks so good together!! : )

Jennifer said...

How gorgeous!! It looks beautiful, I love the idea for the border

Mary said...

HIDEAWAY! I came out of hibernation just to tell you I love it. you did the fabric line justice in this quilt!

tracy_a said...

fabulous - I love the pattern and the fabric - and the border that makes it work for a bed! Great idea!

Johanna said...

Beautiful! I really need to make one of these. The border is a great idea too! Why didn't I think of that? The 80 x 80 wasn't big enough for my bed. Perfect solution!

Robin said...

Love the border.

traceyjay said...

woot woot!
I like the border too!
and I love the scrappy swoon along idea for the back... a lot, but so cute!

Marla said...

before reading the explanation my first thought was, cool border. A giant swoon for the back will be awesome.

Leah said...

I love the fabric and the scrappy border. I'm impressed with the pattern; I'm pretty sure I couldn't tackle that.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Great quilt! I love the scrappy border and wish I would have added that to mine - great idea!

Brittany said...

I understand your want and need for bed sized quilts. I feel the same about my house. I am so glad to see a bed quilt made.

Toni said...

Looks great, Katie! And a scrappy Swoon backing sounds fun!

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Looks fantastic! I haven't seen those swoon blocks in person, now I really get how big they are! Are you going to quilt it yourself? I love doing bed size quilts, but the quilting is the problem.

Sarah said...

This quilt has turned out so lovely, well worth a years effort! I have a quilt for Swoon already to go, in the Ruby prints, but I'm struggling to get time to start it. I like the idea of adding a border. I was thinking of doing the same. We have quilts of all sizes coming out the wazoo in our house! Kids need 4 each right?!

Angela Nash said...

So wonderful! And I love your bed-quilt goal. I think we need some of those as well.

Have fun with all that space to create a scrappy back! You may end up loving it as much as the front, then you'll have a reversible quilt.

emedoodle said...

This is totally sweet! I love the border!

Linz said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Way to go!

felicity said...

The frame that the border of squares gives those blocks is perfect. Absolutely perfect!

sukie said...

You make me want to get my Swoon queen done! Great job woman

Megan said...

Beautiful! I love the effect that the pieced border adds!

CityHouseStudio said...

Oh, Katie! You must be so happy that it's done!
And it's absolutely gorgeous!
Love the border, too!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I'm 'swooning' over that quilt! Great job!

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