Fussy Swoon Russian Doll

Inspired by Camille Roskelly's Swoon, I created my own version of the lovely block. By eliminating and rearranging the seam lines, fussy cuts of the Russian Dolls were made possible. The flying-geese border was inspired by medallion antique quilts. Then, I added another two rounds of borders to make up a crib quilt. 

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I tried stitch-in-the-ditch, stencil feather, and meandering on this quilt. Again, with my vintage Singer 201k-3.

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My first feather quilting ever!

Specs: 

Pattern

- I called it Fussy Swoon Russian Doll, my improvisation.

Size

- 41"x41"

Fabrics

- A bit of this and that… I love the Kokka Russian Doll double gauze fabric so so much. But I had only 1/2 yard of it (from the scrap bag of Purl Soho that I bought during a family trip to New York in 2011) - just enough for the fussy cuts. The dark peacock blue fabric is from a Scandinavian style fat quarter - "My Folkore" of Lecien. The 30s reproductions also give a nice hue and a hint of cuteness to the quilt. As you can see, I love to mix different styles of prints. The results always surprise me.

Thread

- Aurifil Mako 50/2 and/or Genziana Mako 50/2 (I found they are almost identical…) for piecing. Aurifil (bobbin) + YLI invisible nylon (top) for machine quilting.

Needle

- Schmetz 75/11 quilting needle for both piecing and quilting.

For -

Eva, my little niece in Australia

Started in October and finished in early November, 2013.

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Last but not least: Eye candies - Reproduction fabrics… fresh off parcel from Reproduction fabrics! And yes, I am in the process of making a classic quilt. My third design!

Rotary cutting sores my fingers, but I am graceful that my DH helps me out!!! He cuts perfect squares, triangles and snow balls!