Swoon Baby Quilt the Second was actually finished in March, but didn’t reach its recipient until July. Such is life.
In six months, I made three quilts in this same style. For this one, I chose a Cotton + Steel fabric as the backing: Steamer Trunk in Gray Green from Alexia Abegg’s Hatbox line. Once that was decided, I set about finding coordinating solids. Since the light green color didn’t have an exact match on my Kona color card, I matched the fabrics in person at Quiltworks Northwest, during a Seattle Modern Quilt Guild sew in. I don’t remember the names of each fabric, but they are a combination of Kona and Art Gallery solids. The binding is Dottie, also from Cotton + Steel.
Like my other versions, this one was constructed with a 24” Swoon block and 6” borders and finishes at 36” square. I machined quilted it with diagonal lines one inch apart. It’s quicker than my usual ½” apart lines, and makes for a softer quilt that will still stand up to repeated washings.
Even though I’ve made the same quilt three times now, it continues to be my go-to baby quilt and I anticipate whipping up more should the need arise. They’re quick, cute, and I enjoy making them.