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Swoon!

Swoon front

It's finished!

The pattern is Swoon by Camille Roskelley and I knew when I saw the large stars that it would be perfect for Jane. I wanted something young and fresh that would stand the test of time and I think this quilt fits the bill.

And I don't think the photos do it justice. Jane helped me pick the fabric combinations keeping in our palette of aqua, pink and green. The prints are all from my stash and the white is Kona Snow. The value of a few of the fabrics is a bit on the light side, especially when you look at from afar. Up close, though, it totally works.

Swoon bed
(Excuse the messy bedroom! That girl loves her books.)

I followed the pattern except that I made the sashing strips 1.5" wider than called for so it would fit Jane's full sized bed. Doing this allowed me to gain a total of 6" in either direction. The finished quilt is 86" x 86" instead of a 80" x 80". And if I didn't tell you, I don't know that you would see a difference. It is still very much in scale.

Swoon back

The back is made from a pink solid and some pieced strips from my stash. I really would have loved the back to be just the pink, but I was short and didn't want to spend any more money so adding prints was the logical solution. It works. The polka dot on the binding is a Japanese fabric that I picked up at Purl almost two years ago. I love, love, love this dot and used the last bits I had on this quilt.

Binding detail
For the quilting, I used my walking foot to stitch lines 1/2" apart. I started 1/4" from one piecing seam line and sewed from there. This allowed me to avoid the bulky points made by all those triangles and gave me a good guide to follow while quilting. Not all of the lines are perfectly straight and I am so good with that. It's nearly impossible to achieve and really, up close and in the moment I do notice those kinds of things, but now that the quilt's been washed it doesn't jump out at me one bit. Win, win!

October 3

I started this in July and finished it at the very end of September. It was really the only thing I worked on sewing-wise over the last few months and it feels SO DAMN GOOD to start something and finish it. I feel a crafting energy that has been missing for a long while. Dare I say that my mojo is back? I don't want to put the whammy on it, or anything, but it sure would be nice to take this motivation, desire and inspiration and see what comes of it. Heck, if it could just get me through this weekend in New York, I'd be excited.

Oh, I should add that Jane loves her new quilt. She's happy to get in bed and cuddle up every night. I just wish it was as easy to get her out from under it in the morning....

Comments

miss chris

Oh good golly, that is gorgeous. Love, love, love.

sarah

a treasure. truly a work of art!

monica

it's sooo beautiful!!

Sarah Jackson

It's so wonderful. You've inspired me to pull out G's quilt and get it finished. The new headboard is fabulous with it.

jane

oh erin...it's beautiful. I love the headboard too. Just a wonderful, comfy bed for a young woman!

lunasky

It came out beautifully - I really like how the stars each look unique with the different fabric choices - and the big pop of color on the back.

amisha

it is so beautiful, erin! it must be such a joy to watch her curled up under it each night.
and hooray for sewing mojo! mine's been on the way back, too-- just in time! :)
xo

Jenny

It is gorgeous!

Heather

Love it. I have promised three quilts for xmas from partial tops my grandmother pieced. You are inspiring me to start those NOW.

betsy

gorgeous, e! xx

Stef

I love it! I'm piecing my first lot of patchwork for a cot quilt and i've found it such a challenge understanding the importance of accurate measurements. I'm hoping to get it finished in the next couple of weeks and will quilt just as you have in straight lines. Hoping that mine looks half as impressive as yours - well done!

beki

It's wonderful! How could she not love it?
And your weekend? *SO* jealous!!

amelia studio

It looks beautiful!

kristin

it's beautiful! congratulations! :)

Jacey

I love it! And your quilting looks beautiful. I'm sure it will be loved for years to come!

Jolana

Wow, great work!!

SweetPosyDreams

Just lovely! I also love the photos with the fingers holding the quilt up!

Beth

It's beautiful ! Thanks for the info on the quilting. I'm going to dive in. Being able to quilt a quilt myself makes it s much more affordable to do.

Lisa Clarke

Gorgeous! That is one aptly-named quilt. I love the way you quilted it withthe straight lines. Jane will surely treasure it! :-)

Grace

It turned out beautifully, Erin!

Mama Urchin

I really turned out so well.

Kiva

It is so pretty!! I don't blame her for not wanting to get up in the morning. :)

Debi

Beautiful!

embracingitall

Your quilt is so very pretty. I'm sure it will be cherished. I am in the middle of making a quilt for one of my girls out of some sweetwater fabric. I'm loving it, but I can't wait to get it finished so I can move on to other projects. Jacinta

Nicci P

This looks great! I may take up your idea to expand the sashing. I was just wondering how I would quilt my Swoon when I finish it...it is good to know how great it looks with those 1/2 inch lines. Thanks!

Molly

Goodness gracious, my friend, that is SOME quilt. Did I even know you could run stripey straight stitches to seal a quilt? I did not. Thought you had to send it out for fancy swirls and such. SO good to know.

Seriously, off to NYC this weekend? We'll be there, also, though just for kicks. Haven't been since I was 21. Suddenly, it dawns on me, Purl Soho's located there, hoot! Good golly, what are the chances...

Have a grand time.

krista - Poppyprint

Congratulations on am impressive finish! That's such a beautiful pattern and your version is gorgeous.

nicke cutler

soo soo pretty! i think i have decided how to quilt mine after seeing yours! beautiful!!!

Theresa

I love Jane's Swoon, it's just beautiful and gorgeous for a little lady. I hope mine turns out half as nice. Mind you, given that you've finished yours and I started mine around the same time, I should get myself a bit of a wriggle on! Thanks for the inspiration...2 more blocks, 2 more blocks....! Joy!

Ann

That is divine, congrats, and hope Jane enjoys that beautiful bedroom and reading and reading in the autumn nights under that quilt!

One question: what dimensions are the smallest triangles? I'm just wondering if it might have the potential to be a scrap buster?

Kelly O

Absolutely beautiful!!

Suzanne

I love it and the whole look from the quilt to the monogram pillows to the headboard. It's totally a House on Hill Road special!

As a side note, I thought of you yesterday as I toured a local historic home. All of the daughters had done samplers which really spoke to me. I had never wanted to do anything like that but I recalled yours and how beautiful it is and thought, "Maybe it's time."

Shannon

It's lovely.

Carol

Gorgeous, beautiful, stunning!!!

Angie

Beautiful quilt! And enjoy your weekend, I am definitely a little envious!

Katie

Swoon indeed.

Kellie

Swoon is the perfect name! This quilt is gorgeous!!! You did a fantastic job...wow!!

Jan

I love your Swoon quilt. It's on my list of quilts to make.

Charlotte Roofers

That's so cute!
Amazing work, congrats!

melissa f.

it is beautiful. really. and your interpretation of that pattern has me thinking it would work for boys a christmas-ish one. and i LOVE the quilting.

Meg

That's one gorgeous Swoon! It works so beautifully with the headboard. Lucky Jane!

leslie

oh my sweet goodness!
a treasure. a keepsake. a beauty of the everyday.
wow.
xx

leslie

wait. i just noticed the books and the yarn on the night table.
swoon.

Beth

A real beauty.

The Sister Of

Wauw, it's beautiful! I especially like the bright pink at the back!

Kiersten

Nice work! It is so hard to stay so focused for so long on one project! I just think it is incredible and gives me, also, the hope that perhaps I will finish my first (real sized) quilt. This winter, maybe? I take inspiration from you. Thank you for keeping us posted on the progress!

jill

beautiful work, very nice.

carolyn

it's gorgeous, lady. truly gorgeous.

Gina

beautiful!

michelle

That is a gorgeous quilt. I love the colours, it is beautiful.

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