When I set out to make my mom a quilt a couple years ago, I cut out enough blocks from Jay McCarrol’s Habitat collection to make two queen sized quilts. But the blocks ended up being needlessly complicated and having two sets of blocks made it more so.
Just like the Spring Maples quilt, I found the orphaned blocks and put 4 of them together, changing each slightly and trimming every block down to 20″ finished (instead of 24″) and adding 2″ sashing and borders, bringing this quilt to 50″ square.
It’s backed with the much-loved Ikea numbers fabric and other Habitat prints. It’s longarm quilted with pale grey thread in a swirly pantograph called Fern, and bound in scraps from trimming the back.
I’m bummed Swoon is such a tedious pattern, because I really like the block. The cutting directions are specific to fat quarters, but the block could be made much easier by making two sets of 8 half square triangles and two sets of flying geese, along with the squares. Maybe one day…
Anyway, this quilt is for sale! It’s $300; email me if you’re interested!
kait [at] kaitcetera [dot] com
Thanks again to Laura for helping me take pictures!