Thursday, February 23, 2017

Mini Swoon

A Mini Swoon Finish

I have grown to love seeing the amazing  projects on the Instagram app. It is so handy to see what is new, using my phone.     Recently, Camille @Thimbleblossoms, 
hosted a SwoonAlong { #SwoonAlong}.  I just  had to join in with everyone!
Besides, Camille has 3 different sizes of her Swoon block that I could make! (available here at Thimbleblossoms )  Oh, and she has a Patchwork Swoon, too!

Some of you may remember that I added 4 sweet regular - sized Swoon blocks to the back of my Clambake quilt......

This is my  very first Swoon block....

My first Swoon Block     ( 24 " )            Love those strawberries from Hello Darling!

My Clambake quilt, with 4 Swoon blocks on the back!!

Sew...since it was a busy time of year, I purchased the Mini Swoon pattern to join in sewing in this Swoon Along!  I thought it would be do-able to make 4 mini 9" blocks.

For fabrics:   I decided to use up the leftover 5" charm squares that I had, from a charm pack of "Miss Kate"  by Bonnie & Camille for Moda.   Win- Win !!

Miss Kate Charms squares plus a bit of  Hello Darling yardage for the binding

I cut out the pieces for all 4 blocks before I started to sew .  I like to do this on small projects.

My muffin tin holds the small pieces... it's a hand-me -down that my mother had from our family

It only took about a week to fit in time to make up my 4 sweet Mini Swoon blocks! ( 8 " each)  The mini quilt comes out to be about 19" x 19".

My favorite block ( winning by a narrow margin !) is the dramatic red and dark blue one!

My Miss Kate Mini Swoon quilt

I think that it was helpful  that I had experience making the biggest Swoon block, before I made my mini blocks.  I am relieved to see my  points and corners where they should be for the most part!

I still had some small pieces left, so I made up a scrappy label.  And I added the triangles to the two top corners, for easily-made holders for a small dowel rod. 

For quilting:  I quilted  straight lines in a 1 " grid, with my trusty Aurifil #2021 thread and my walking foot.  (The batting was scraps of Warm and Natural batting.)

The back 

I like to seeing my Mini Swoon in my kitchen area, leading into my pantry!


My Mini Swoon quilt

You can see what I am currently making, as well as  past projects, if you follow my Instagram account at @SusiesSunroom .     ( Look at the right margin of my blog page!)

I had fun sewing along with Camille and allof  the other sewists making their own gorgeous Swoon projects!  What inspiration!

I'm off to my sewing room!

Linking up at:     Let's Bee Social  @ Sew Fresh Quilts      and
                          Building Blocks Tuesday @  Quilter In the Closet    and
                              Midweek Makers  @ Quilt Fabrication  and
                       Finish It Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts   and
                        Can I Get a Whoop Whoop @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict   and
                      Fabric Frenzy Friday @  Fort Worth Fabric Studio   and
                         TGIFF  @ Anja Quilts   and
                         Finished Or Not Friday  @  Busy Hands Quilts