Monday, 18 May 2015

Prairie Swoon Baby Quilt

It's Blogger's Quilt Festival time again, and the perfect opportunity to post some pictures of a quilt I completed last fall. I'm naming this one Prairie Swoon, for its wheat coloured ring (and it being made in the Prairies of course).

I'd developed a bit of a crush on the swoon block, which has been all over the place for the past couple of years, but wasn't really interested in making enough of them for a whole quilt. One large swoon block turned out to be ideal for a baby quilt - and this block definitely is large. It finished at 24" x 24". Here it is next to some stuff for a size comparison:

I went with a grey background, which I really like with the bright block colours. It was basted and quilted at one of our guild sew days. I quilted the whole thing with straight lines an inch apart, adding a circle right in the centre to serve as a focal point.

I wasn't sure about the circle at first, and as time went on it bothered me more and more. After a week, I finally sat down and picked it out. Ahhh, so much better!


This quilt finished at about 30" x 36", and is backed with flannel. I didn't get a picture of the back, but it features the same monkey fabric as my Safari blanket. It is now off to keep a little guy warm!

I am sharing this as part of the Blogger's Quilt Festival small quilts category. Head on over there to be inspired by what others have been designing and sewing this year.