Swoon Pillow

It is so nice to be inspired by those around you. I saw this lovely Christmas swoon pillow on Instagram and thought it was the perfect way to test the block. I have a stack of fabric just waiting to made into a swoon quilt but I was a little nervous. I was given a little push and encouragement to make a pillow. Since I was done my Christmas sewing for others I thought I would make a little something for me!

I did a little digging in “my fabric” and found some lovely Amy Butler Daisy Chain FQs I recently got from a destash on IG. I paired it with Kona snow hopefully dirty fingers will keep their distance! I love how pretty it is :)


I have to say that the block itself is easy to make it just takes forever!!!! (so the that stack will become a swoon quilt eventually! Yay!) This pillow is reduced in size from the original pattern by Thimble and Blossom. The pillow measures at about 18” with the border. I had a small spool of pink variegated Aurifil thread in Mako 12 weight so I decided to do a little hand quilting.  The fussy cut of the medallion print makes me happy!


I love how it turned out! The colors even look perfect with my new chairs that we recently bought for our living room. Yes we finally bought a couch and chairs. The couch is still being made but I am super excited about it!

linking to finish it up friday


Renee said...
December 20, 2013 at 3:45 PM

It turned out awesome! Great colors together and quilting.

Paula said...
December 20, 2013 at 6:39 PM

I just bought the swoon pattern. I've been admiring swoon blocks for months. I think I just might need to do the pillow first too, just as a way to ease into doing a quilt. ;-)

Heather D. said...
December 20, 2013 at 9:42 PM

So pretty Samantha, I love the centre square.

Anonymous said...
December 21, 2013 at 2:24 AM

Looks lovely - I'm indulging in a little sewing for myself after the Christmas rush. It's nice to have it all done.

Jennie @ Porch Swing Quilts said...
December 21, 2013 at 2:58 AM

I hear you on "eventually." I'm working on my Swoon quilt, and it does take forever! Still, your pillow is lovely, and that fussy cutting would make me happy, and proud. Gorgeous gift for you!

kim said...
December 21, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Beautiful! That's exactly what I want to do!! I have the Swoon pattern and I made one test block but of course it's huge, too big for a pillow. How did you make it smaller? Clever, clever... :)

Robin Woods said...
December 26, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Hi Samantha - I, too, just did a "practice" Swoon block and would love to know how you reduced the size for a pillow. thank you!

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