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Baby Swoon.

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!

For Mom.

I am embarrassed to admit how long I was a quilter before I made one for my Mom and how long ago I started this particular quilt. But all that aside, it’s finally finished and received and we are both so pleased with it.

Swoon for Mom

I received a fat eighth pack of Jay McCarroll’s Habitat line for a MQG challenge quilt awhile ago and I fell in love with it so I ordered more and got to work on the Swoon quilt. It’s a bit of a tedious pattern so it languished in a box for awhile until I got the burst of inspiration I needed to get it finished.

Swoon for Mom.

I pieced a back with the scraps I had, quilted it in Virginia with a flourish pattern called Denali in a pale mint green thread, bound it in Kona berry, and labeled it.

Swoon for Mom

Swoon for Mom.

It was a windy and very sunny day when I photographed it, which makes for washed out pictures, but big thanks to Denise and Austin for helping out and holding it up for me!

Swoon for Mom.  Swoon for Mom