Saturday, June 7, 2014

More Swooning

Lots of swooning around here the past few days:

No, not THAT kind.  THIS kind:

I finished putting together the Mini Swoon quilt, that I showed in my last post.  I kind of love it.

Don't let the word "mini" fool you...for a small quilt, (finished size is 19" square) it took a good bit of time to sew.  I think it's partly due to the fact that I pressed many of the seams open to reduce bulk, and that took me a bit of time.  (I like my fingers burn-free, thank you.)

I made the first block from start to finish, but then made the next 3 blocks in tandem. Staying organized was the key.
Hmmm. That doesn't look very organized.

There was a good amount of "sew and flip" that had to happen:
and lots of triangles to be trimmed.

And lets not forget this trimming too...
There are 32 half square triangles in all that need to be trimmed to 1 1/2" squares.

Anyhow, I'm not complaining.  It really was a fun mini to make, and I can't wait to get it quilted and hung.  I'm hoping to  be teaching this as a class at my local quilt shop in the Fall.  One thing I would recommend is using a fine thread, like Aurifil, and a  sharp Microtex needle size 70.  Those two things really helped me keep the block units more accurate.

Happy Swooning!

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1 comment:

  1. Love it! It looks wonderful! Can't wait to start on my own. Got to finish the Tone It Down monster first!


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