Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Christmas Week ~ Day 2
Welcome to day two of Christmas Week here at Quilt Kisses. My second project is a Christmas Swoon. A Swoon quilt has been on my bucket list since before I started blogging. A couple years ago I saw one made up in Christmas colors with only six blocks and have been wanting a Christmas Swoon ever since. I once heard that the Swoon block was originally called the Star of Bethlehem block, so I think it is very appropriate for the season.
Most of these fabrics are from various Patric Lose Christmas lines paired with Kona White. The pinwheels you see are the scraps from the stitch and flip corners on the blocks.
I purchased the pattern, but ended up cutting the blocks out my own way. The red pieces in the blocks below were all cut out at 6.5 inches square instead of smaller squares and rectangles like in the pattern. I was grateful I had purchased half yard cuts instead of fat quarters.
That made it a lot easier to keep directional prints all going the same way.
I quilted it on the Bernina Q24 with my favorite spiral quilting design.
The binding is a cute red stripe and the backing is a holly print.
I tried taking a picture of the whole quilt outside but it was too windy.
I took it inside and the colors weren't as bright.
So I just hung it up by the piano where I wanted it to stay.
This quilt used 24 inch blocks with four inch pinwheels. It finishes about 60 by 88 inches.
I will be back tomorrow to share the matching tree skirt I made with the leftovers.
P.S. I will be linking up with some of the parties on my sidebar. Check them out to see what other quilters are making.