Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Still Swooning

Back in 2011, I saw Camille Roskelley's Swoon block for the first time and fell in love. I took my time debating what fabric to use for a full-size quilt, so meanwhile I just had to jump in and give the block a go! I created my first one-block mini quilt for a giveaway in celebration of my 100th post
Mini Swoon
It wasn't long before I made another to swap!
Mini-Swoon II
Finally, in November of that same year, I had accomplished my original goal! This quilt is still a favorite and is in use often.
I don't know what got into me! Before that month was up, I'd also made a big ole 48" Scrappy Super Swoon. Whew! By now I figured I'd gotten it out of my system - at least for a while.
But then when I needed a project for a swap months later, I tweaked the pattern ever so slightly and created Pinky-Swoon. I still miss her.
"Pinky-Swoon" front
All this to say what you've probably guessed by now . . . When I saw Camille was publishing her patterns in miniature, I jumped on it. Mini-Swoon to be exact. And finally, while retreating last weekend, I finally got started.
The 4 - 8" Swoon blocks are all made from Anna Maria Horner's Dowry on a KONA Ash background, and bound in Michael Miller Cotton Couture in Charcoal. The quilting was inspired by this little corner post right here. 
My favorite Aurifil 50 wt. #2600 (light gray) perfectly wove the bright prints together with the solid background.

And thus the infatuation is once again satisfied. Until next time.

Linking up with Fabric Tuesday.

31 comments:

  1. They all look awesome! I did not make the pattern yet but the oftener I see it the more likely this will happen some day :)
    Susanne

    ReplyDelete
  2. I had no idea you had made so many of this pattern! That is a real love affair! And your latest one is as beautiful and wonderful as the others! (I love Aurifil #2600 too!)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Each of your swoon quilts is gorgeous, especially that mini with the fabulous quilting!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your "swooning" is delightful, but your quilting makes me want to see the new mini close up! It is just the perfect finishing touch.

    ReplyDelete
  5. What a great collection of Swoons! So if you've done mini now, are you going to do giant at some point?

    ReplyDelete
  6. how about an itsy bitsy teeny weeny swoon? maybe 4 inch blocks? LOL I love your swoons

    ReplyDelete
  7. It is beautiful and once again the quilting just makes it perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I just finally got the swoon pattern...love what I'm seeing out there. And remember, if you love a quilt, let it go... :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh, Debbie...I completely understand your love with the swoon pattern. It is one of my all-time favorites as well. All your swoons are just beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love your quilts! Please visit my blog and have a look at my Swoon blocks.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I just finished a mini swoon and quilted it with a straight diagonal pattern. Looking at your beautiful quilt pattern, I am trying to figure out how you did it. I love it. Do you draw the pattern on it first? Btw, I voted for your Pantone Orchid quilt challenge. It is my favorite of all the quilts.

    ReplyDelete
  12. All these are so lovely! I am going to have to free up some time.

    ReplyDelete
  13. The words 'stunning' and 'fabulous' kept going through my mind as I looked through your pics! :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Debbie these are all amazing!!! Love, love, love all your sizes and versions. And your newest quilting is so beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Loving all your swoony creations!

    ReplyDelete
  16. ha - how fun to see them all together in one post! I've followed along through all of them but never realized there were so many. :) I think this new one is my favourite (though I do love the pink one a lot!). If it's not quite out of your system you could make me one just like this. hehe ;)

    ReplyDelete
  17. This is so fantastic. It makes me want to make a baby quilt of mini swoons, they are adorable!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I absolutely love the quilting on the mini! Brilliant!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Loving all of your Swoon quilts Debbie!! Must try one of the minis soon too:)

    ReplyDelete
  20. Love the swoon block. I painted one for my studio. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  21. Maybe you are a record swoon maker? The mini is lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Wow! I think you need to make another one! ;) They are all beautiful!

    ReplyDelete
  23. All of these are just beautiful! I just picked up this pattern last week and can't wait to get started. Alas, it has to wait until 3 UFO's are completed....

    ReplyDelete
  24. That's a lot of swooning! Haha. I think a baby quilt made up of mini swoon blocks would be very sweet, as Erica suggested above too.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I also love the "Swoon" block, and yours are exceptional as are Roskelley's. Thank you for sharing all of your gorgeous quilts and expertise.

    ReplyDelete