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Thread: Giant Scrappy Swoon Quilt Along

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    Giant Scrappy Swoon Quilt Along

    ­GIANT SCRAPPY SWOON QUILT ALONG

    I have seen these quilts online for quite some time andhave been absolutely infatuated with them.I have been so inspired I thought, let’s all get together and do anonline Quilt-Along QB style and see how many wonderful scrappy Swoon quilts wecan create together.The really coolpart about doing a quilt along is there is no mailing, no swapping, and nofuss.Heck!Not really even deadlines unless, of courseyou choose to keep up with the group. Ihope you do but that’s up to you!

    I’m a huge proponent of giving credit where credit is dueand this quilt along was originally offered online by Jennifer Harrison ofHopeful Homemaker in 2013 and she was inspired by Camille Roskelley’s Swoonpattern.

    I plan on posting new steps and instructions monthly forfive months so we should be finished by the end of September.The finished quilt will measure 72” x72”.


    • The background calls for 8 fat quarters plus twoadditional 3 7/8 inch squares
    • Primary fabric (the center star): 16 – 3 7/8 inch strips (cut 4 – 3 7/8 inchsquares of 3 fabrics ) OR 7 fat quarters(you’ll have extras) OR some combination of the two
    • Secondary fabric (the outer ring): 15- 3 7/8 inch strips plus another 3 – 3.5inch strips OR 8 fat quarters (you’ll have extras) OR some combination of thetwo.


      That’s a total of 5 ¾ yards + of fabric!!! That should make a big dent in your stash,right?? Please use your preferred methodfor making your HST’s. Personally, I wouldcut 4” rather than 3 7/8” but it’s entirely up to you.

      Let’s get started! Please jump in and join thefun. We are going to have a great time!


      Jane








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    I would be interested in joining!

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    Woo Hoo! Jump in! It's going to be great. I encourage you to check out pics online to get some ideas. The possibilities are endless.

    Jane

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    Oh I think I want too, but I will need to get a pattern from somewhere, I have never actually seen the pattern in stores in my area, although I have seen lovely quilts posted. When does this start, and do we just post to this thread or is there a group somewhere?
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    fatquarters - no pattern needed. It's not the smaller size. We'll be making sections using squares and HST's over the course of 5 months. I'll post the instructions here. Will post pics here too.

    I'll probably start posting next week.

    Jane

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    Here are some examples:



    This one is a little different in color placement but the same idea:






    Jane

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    In the meantime, start figuring out which color you want in which spot. The background does not have to be white or light colors. Or decide on a theme, i.e., 30's, Civil War reproduction, Christmas, etc.


    Jane

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    Sorry Jane, I misunderstood, and thought you were making the real swoon quilt, These are kind of pretty too.
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    I've been wanting to do a Swoon quilt, so I think I'll jump in with both feet.....it may not be too scrappy though, as my scrap pieces are so small right now......I've used all the larger pieces on another scrappy quilt that I'm trying to finish now.
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    Jane -- I've never heard of this pattern before, but looks like fun! I like the idea of using scraps -- scrappy quilts are my very favorite. And not needing a pattern is a plus, too! I will check out my stash & see what colors I can pull together. Hope I can keep up! Thanks for the invite!
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    Oh, I think I'll join!

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    Yeah!!!

    For reference, please feel free to check out Jennifer's site:

    http://hopefulhomemaker.com/

    The pieces will be 3 1/2" squares and 3 1/2" HST's if that helps.

    Hope everyone is choosing their color layouts! I'm think of doing 'chocolate covered cherries' - - - pinks and browns on an off-white/lighter background.


    Jane

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    I am hoping to join. I am in the middle of work, its tax season here. I will try and do what I can.

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    Looks beautiful! I'm in.

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    I am also planning on joining; new to quilting but looking forward to learning
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    sounds like fun....so its all 3.5 squares and 3.5 hst i'll have to check my stash and see what I can come up with

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    I am interested in joining along too and will check out the tutorials.
    I don't know how to do that.....YET!
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    I was wondering when you will be posting the 1st instructions? So I can try to follow along, or at least lurk from the side lines. Depending on when you decide to start this quilt. I love the project. I'm undecided on what scrappy fabric to use and what colors. I copied the pattern instructions for the project. I'm thinking you will be using her instructions. Or are we doing a different pattern?

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    I will be following along also.

    Thanks for starting this thread.

    Connie

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    I will start posting instructions next week - maybe sooner. We will be following Jennifer's concept and I will post my instructions AND we will have the fun of working on this project together!

    I was also thinking, in keeping with the idea of 'scrappy' that we might do some swapping along the way.

    Thoughts?


    Jane

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    I've changed my mind about my color choices. I have a boatload of black & whites so that will be my background. Now I'm thinking reds for my primary color and maybe pinks for the secondary color.

    What is everyone else considering?


    Jane

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    I was considering the same thing -- I have a ton of black-on-white fabric & thought about reds, too -- only I made that quilt already for one daughter's memory quilt (2010), which is why I have so much b&w leftover! But I couldn't think of a third color myself. My other choice would be Christmas, since I always wanted a Christmas quilt -- & there's no point in waiting until November to start that one. But I don't think I have enough reds for either, anyway. So I'm still thinking!
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    I'm thinking batiks fabric, with purple, blue, green and off white on white or cream on cream for background. I haven't pulled the colors yet. Or use Christmas fabric reds, greens, blue and white fabric with snow flakes. I finally decide after I full my fabric.

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    I think mine will be cream background, with teals and rose colors....or maybe not.....too much stash to choose from!
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    I am also thinking about using red, black and some other color
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