Wednesday, January 18, 2012

WIP Wednesday - Tigerlily Baby Swoon

Still swooning along here:)  Yesterday I made a practice swoon block firstly to see if I could actually sew one as I haven't made flying geese before! And secondly I want to cut the squares for the HST's out at 4 inches then trim them back to 3.5 inch once sewn so I needed to check that I could cut all of the pieces out of a FQ - which seemed fine.
I needed to make a baby quilt for some friends who are expecting early this year, and had just enough of this very cute Michale Miller Zoology print to make the centre square. I teamed it with some Prima Tigerlily and dark grey solids, then added a 4 inch border to the finished block.
 I wasn't sure how I was going to quilt it but remembered a mini swoon made by my friend Deb! She just did a big "X" though the centre and then echo quilted using the walking foot as a guide.
So I got started last night and got one quarter quilted before we watched the 4th Pirates movie -  love Captain Jack:)
 And I may have finally decided on fabrics for my Big Swoon now that I feel "safe" using FQ - I swapped some Aussie DSQ fabrics with a US friend last year and she sent me an 18 FQ set of Daisy Mae in return which I think will be perfect. I really seem to be on an orange kick so far this year:)
Linking to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.

Kirsten.

27 comments:

  1. I love all these swoon blocks popping up everywhere...I will have to start one soon. Your fabrics are lovely

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  2. It look awesome!! Love the animal print in the center, perfect for a baby. I made my HSTs bigger as well, then trimmed. I just could not see myself making them accurate enough to work with the pattern. Im so glad I did it that way, even though it makes a bit more waste. It was worth it!

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  3. Look at those beautiful points! I am afraid that when I trim the points will not stay. Do you just trim the bottom and not the pointy end?I still need to order the pattern if I'm going to join in!

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  4. What a lucky baby. This little one is going to be stunning.

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  5. Very bold and graphic! Awesome!

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  6. Looks great, Kirsten! Love the way you are quilting it, too. And those Daisy Mae prints will look wonderful!

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  7. oh this looks great! What a cute little baby quilt - and I love your quilting plan! ;-) Thanks for the shout-out....can't wait to see it when it's done!

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  8. Love the swoon block - and this is such a nice bright colour scheme. :)

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  9. It looks fantastic! I love the quilting and the centre :) Those fabrics are going to look great!

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  10. Your baby quilt block is looking great - love the way you're quilting it:)

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  11. I love orange! and your Swoons are going to be great. Your baby one is very cute and I love the colors you picked for the larger one!

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  12. What a beautiful block for a very sweet reason! I really like the quilting...helping me decide how to do mine.

    The fabrics you've picked are just gorgeous. Isn't it a fun block!

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  13. I always make a practice block too! Yours' turned out beautiful and I love the fabric you chose for your big swoon. I am planning to swoon this year as well.

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  14. Love orange. Love Swoon. Love your practice block and love your quilting - what a great idea!

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  15. The quilt is beautiful....love the colours and the quilting...which there is a tremendous amount of..great job

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  16. Love the baby Swoon and the quilting idea.

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  17. OH! I love love love the color! I can't wait to Swoon-Along, i promised myself i'd get more UFO outta the way first.....so for now i'll continue to drool! Great job.

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  18. i love your swoon block, and the close quilting! lovely!

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  19. I think your quilt looks great. My mom and dad gave me the quilt kit of Ruby with the Swoon Pattern from Fat Quarter Shop for Christmas. I am hoping to get my pieces cut out this weekend and get started on it. Maybe if I join the flickr group I'll find the motivation I need to really get started.

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  20. Fabulous swoon block...I am so tempted to start this one!

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  21. Your swoon block is gorgeous! I am definitely going to do a swoon quilt soon!

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  22. Your quilting is so exact! And what vibrant colors.

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  23. So very cute! What a great baby quilt. Great job!

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  24. I love how you're quilting it. So far I've been resisting but yours is wonderful!

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