Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday Swoon

I finally made a swoon block!


I guess you can also tell it's football time in Wisconsin!!  We love our Packers!


I have been working forever on this quilt top and finally finished it up yesterday, which felt really amazing! My initial plan was to make a quilt to donate to an upcoming fundraiser for the Cocker Spaniel Rescue that my hubby and I volunteer for. Not sure where it is going to end up since the event is coming up in just a couple of weeks. I didn't plan on all of the planning time that would go into this quilt. Lots of math and graph paper and pondering.... Sometimes I would head down to sew and just move things around on my design wall for awhile... no sewing.


I tried to keep most of the blocks to dimensions of 3 inches. The footballs, letters and flying geese were oddballs... in other words, lots of oddballs to work around! Borders are always the answer! The block above is a 6 inch starburst.


Almost all of the fabrics are Cotton and Steel. I'm really like the metallic and little bird fabrics - although the star in the corner was really bright for the photo, jeesh! This is one of the loudest quilts I've ever made but I'm really happy with how it has turned out so far!


Love the tiny string blocks on the side - great use for all of the scraps I made with this quilt. The letters are from the Spell it with Moda free tutorials. I'm planning straight line quilting and a football brown minky backing to pull it all together. It should be super warm for game days!

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9 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! And I'm really impressed that with all of the different blocks happening the focal points still really pop. Now if only it was in Steelers colors. ;)

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  2. I love the colors! At first sight, I thought this was in Baylor colors, but of course, it's an awesome Packers quilt. I was hiking in Georgia with my Baylor t-shirt on and got mistaken for a Packers fan - on a trail in the middle of the woods in Georgia! LOL. So turn about is fair play, right? Love the Cotton + Steel fabrics, and yes, their metallic prints are awesome. Kudos to you for making your own pattern and filling in with fun blocks and using all those lovely scraps! (And Go Packers!!!)

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  3. What a cool quilt! You did a great job arranging everything, even though you had a few odd-sized blocks to work with. Football season is here indeed- I'm just finishing up a Seahawks-colored quilt!

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  4. A Greenbay Packers modern sampler quilt with a Swoon block? That is SO cool -- I'll bet it makes a ton of money in the fundraiser. What Packers fan wouldn't want that?! I love everything about this quilt, and I don't even like football!

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  5. Wow it looks amazing and you can clearly tell how much effort you've put into it. It's going to make an awesome quilt!

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  6. This is fantastic!! Well done!!

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  7. What a fun, fun, sampler quilt! Sports and quilting... life doesn't get any better. :) You did an awesome job on this beauty.

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  8. Fun, fun quilt. Love the controlled scrappiness. I can so see someone snuggled under that quilt watching a game.

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  9. I guess it will be getting really cold up there soon. Might just want make a few more of these to keep the family warm while watching the games. Cheers for a beautiful finish!

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