Aug 24, 2020

Christmas Swoon

I really love this quilt pattern, this is the second one I made.

The directions are very easy to follow. 

These Swoon blocks in Christmas fabric, 

were finished two and a half years ago.

Yes, two and a half years ago!!!

I wrote about them here.

The sashing was cut and the blocks were sewn, what was the hold up?

I thought I would like the quilt larger, 4 blocks across and 4 blocks down, that meant 7 more blocks?

No wonder I never finished it!

When Covid hit and we were quarantined, 

I found my quilt ready to go. 

To simplify, I decided to sew it all together, 

scratching the original idea of a bigger quilt.

Since the quilt was so large and there was so much white space,

 I had a friend machine quilt it.

( I didn't trust myself!)

I used my larger cuts of Christmas fabric for the back.

I love the pieced look and I'm using up my stash!

I'm saving all the quilts I've made this year.

They're all sitting in a neat little stack in my linen closet.

When I have fourteen of them, I'm going to let all of my grandchildren choose one, beginning from the oldest.

I don't know how they will ever choose, 

I know that I would have a difficult time :)


  1. Oh how beautiful, Cynthia!! Love those centre Star fabrics. I have a whole basket of Lori's Christmas fabrics tucked away till I decide which pattern to make with it. Your pieced backing is so beautiful too - I always love the surprise these backings bring. Love your idea, of making these quilts - then letting the grandchildren choose their favorite later on. Each will be treasured.

  2. I made a king size Swoon quilt fabrics when I first started quilting. Your Christmas Swoon has given me an idea for my next quilt. When I gave my family members quilts I placed them in numbered trash bags. Each person then drew a number and received that quilt. No feelings were hurt by someone choosing a wanted quilt first.