Sliced Swoon Quilt

Swoon Quilt
My niece in North Carolina is getting married in June. It’s the first wedding in our family in quite a while, and I am plenty excited. I love weddings. And isn’t a wedding gift a great excuse to make a quilt? I think yes!

Not knowing what the couple’s home decor looks like, or even what my niece wants it to look like, I wasn’t sure where to start. But after a little snooping around her pinterest boards I did get one home decor clue, the color blue is apparently favored.
I decided on Swoon by Camille Roskelley, it felt like the perfect choice. Am I the last one to make a Swoon quilt?  Maybe so, but if you haven’t made one, I highly recommend it. Anyway, thinking about the color blue, and wanting to stay away from flowers and feminine prints, all the Sketch Basic blues came to mind. I used the same color formula for each of the blocks and always kept the deeper-valued blue in the same position for each “star”, to keep them all visually weighted the same. Also, my version cuts the side star blocks in half (the “sliced” part). Just a personal preference, but I do not like to use square-sized quilts, it just feels like an odd size, but I’m probably the weird one here.
It’s well-documented by now that I really love a design that just runs off the edges of the quilt. So this one finishes out around 54″ x 80″.
Swoon Quilt
The back is pieced with the scraps of Sketch and Joel Dewberry’s Notting Hill “Historic Tile” in Citron. Straight line quilting (I would space them farther apart next time) and Essex linen/cotton binding.
Swoon Quilt
Here’s hoping it will loved and used for years to come!

  • Janet

    May 1, 2013 at 5:38 am

    Wow, this is just lovely! I’m sure your niece will appreciate all the time and love you give her with this quilt.

  • mjb

    May 1, 2013 at 5:52 am

    I love this layout! I haven’t made my swoon yet, but the fabric stack is laying around my sewing room somewhere. I like the picture of it in my head, but other stuff keeps getting higher up.

  • jackie

    May 1, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Beautiful and so very textural! She’s got to love it!

  • mims

    May 1, 2013 at 9:56 am

    omg blair, I have been a reader, but not a comenter for some time now. But this quilt is so gorgeous I was motivated to tell you so. This is absolutly FANTASTIC! your niece will treasure it.

  • Erin in PA

    May 1, 2013 at 11:03 am

    Stunning!! I bought the Swoon pattern last year, but have not made a quilt from it just yet — I LOVE your color choice. Perhaps that will be my summer project…

  • Susann

    May 1, 2013 at 11:33 am

    You have done a great job! She will love it for sure 🙂

  • Melissa

    May 1, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    This is a stunner, Blair.

  • Jude.x

    May 2, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Oh, that is so pretty! I’m sure your niece will love it. Jude.x

  • Helena

    May 2, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colors, quilting and “sliced” edges! I am inspired!

  • CJ

    May 3, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    A beautiful quilt. I just discovered your blog via an old post on photography over at Posie Gets Cosy, and I am loving it. Thank you for sharing.

  • jennifer

    May 4, 2013 at 9:49 am

    absolutely beautiful! i love your fabric choices. i have to admit i have never been a big fan of this pattern, but you have changed my mind! lucky niece!

  • Cheryl Arkison

    May 7, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    I had no idea that sketch came in so many blues! Lovely finish.
    Funny, and I have a hard time making a quilt that isn’t square.

  • Cheryl Arkison

    May 7, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Funny, I have a hard time making a quilt that isn’t square.
    Had no idea Sketch came in all those blues. Lovely quilt.

  • Natasha

    May 20, 2013 at 11:30 am

    Blair… This is genius! I have been working on this pattern for over a year now sporting both a love and a hate thing with it. I finally finished 6 blocks at a recent retreat. And said NO MORE, I do not like a square quilt either.. too card table like or something. But three half blocks on the side would be dynamic… Man I just might get that quilt done yet. Thanks for being the brains 🙂

  • Kristin

    June 1, 2013 at 7:56 am

    How far apart would you do the straight line quilting, if you were to do it again?
    I’ve been putting off quilting my finished Swoon for months- I was going to do a meander- but I love the look of yours with straight line quilting. Thought I would learn from your experience.
    By the way- it’s beautiful! Love your color choices and the split stars- just not sure I could slice through a block after all that work! 🙂

  • blair/wisecraft

    June 3, 2013 at 5:51 am

    Hi Kristin! I would space the quilting lines at least 1″ apart, maybe more. Although straight lines close together look great to me, it makes for a rigid quilt, with not much drape. And I definitely took a deep breath before slicing the blocks, but liked having the 2 halves to play with!

  • blair/wisecraft

    June 3, 2013 at 5:53 am

    Thank you Natasha! What it is about square quilts (that aren’t meant to hang on the wall)?? Not sure. But I recommend the slicing!

  • blair/wisecraft

    July 1, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Thank you so much for commenting Janet!

  • blair/wisecraft

    July 1, 2013 at 9:02 pm

    Thank you so much! I say go for it, make it! Move it up to the top of the stack and you won’t regret it!

  • blair/wisecraft

    July 1, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Thank you so much for taking the time to comment Jackie!

  • blair/wisecraft

    July 1, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Thank you Mims!!!! So happy to hear from you!

  • blair/wisecraft

    July 1, 2013 at 9:03 pm

    Thank you so much Erin! Yes, let it be your summer project, its so fun to make!

  • blair/wisecraft

    July 1, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Thank you so much for taking the time to comment Jude!

  • blair/wisecraft

    July 1, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Thank you Helena!

  • blair/wisecraft

    July 1, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    So glad you found me CJ! Thanks so much for commenting!

  • blair/wisecraft

    July 1, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    What a compliment to have been the quilt to push you into this pattern’s favor! It really is a fun pattern to make.

  • blair/wisecraft

    July 1, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    I need bolts of Sketch! All the colors!

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