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


  1. I'm swooning here over your delightful mini quilt. My favourite is the red and turquoise one in the top left hand - although it is very hard to choose - they are all lovely.

  2. Your mini version is just so darn cute! Those are the perfect fabrics for these sweet blocks. Love the scrappy label!

  3. That little Swoon quilt causes a big Swoon when I see it...breathtaking!!! I love the Swoon blocks as quilt backing too!!!

  4. Pretty! Love it as a mini - thanks for sharing!

  5. It's beautiful! The Swoon block is one of my favorites, and I may need to make one of these for my house. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Your swoon blocks are gorgeous. I have yet to make one but like you have really enjoyed seeing them pop up on my IG feed.

  7. I love you Mini Swoon! The quilting is perfect.

  8. Very nice finish. Some day a swoon block will be made. Interesting that you said making the bigger one helped you with making the smaller one.


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