Monday, February 20, 2012

Excuse me while I swoon again

It official. I'm actually mad.


I mini-swooned again.


Yep, thats a penny.


This time I made it into a pouch, for my partner in the mouthy stitches swap. I tried to get a sort of colour wheel thing going, but picking prints was so difficult! I am seriously lacking in the tiny print department. Like with the gold seeds, one of my favourite prints ever, it just doesn't do it justice!


Mini Swoon Zipper pouch


So the pouch is mostly linen, its about 9" square, with a 7" cherry red zip. I lined it in the same orange Moda Chrysalis print that you can just about see on the zipper tabs.


Oh the zipper tabs! This was the part of the pouch I was most scared of! And while they are not perfect, or perfectly even, I am pretty proud of how they turned out, considering some of the shocking ones I've made before!


Mini Swoon Zipper pouch


I perled to my hearts content on this one, picking out the 4 primary colours (yes, I know green isn't a primary... lets gloss over that shall we?) around the outside and inside of the swoon block, and again on the back.


Mini Swoon Zipper pouch


I really like the back. Its simple, just using a few of the left over teeny tiny HST's for a pop of rainbow loveliness.


Mini Swoon Zipper pouch


There might be another mini swoon in my future, because I seriously love this. Can you imagine how great 9 rainbow mini-swoons would look together in a mini quilt? I'm not sure I  have the strength for 9 more though, so maybe just one more, for a pouch, for me!


I hope my partner loves this as much as I do!






51 comments:

  1. Yup I do! Send it my way Laura! Liked the other one too....

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  2. Oh wow! WOW! It's just beautiful. I am sure your partner will be thrilled through and through. Well done, LJ.

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  3. Red and yellow and pink and green,
    Orange and purple and blue.
    You can swoon a rainbow,
    Swoon a rainbow,
    Swoon a rainbow, true!

    Love it!

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    1. I totally remember singing this song in elementary school! Sometimes I still sing it to myself, lol.

      LOVE this pouch, Laura! A mini Swoon is awesome, but a mini rainbow Swoon is *extra super* awesome! Your partner is one lucky, lucky person. :)

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  4. Oh I am so green with envy. That is one beautiful pouch. Your partner will be thrilled and we will probably hear the whoop of delight when she opens the package!! Just a fantastic make! Di xo

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  5. It's gorgeous Laura! Your partner would be mad not to love this!
    Rxx

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  6. Why why why didn't I join mouthy stitches??????? I've seen so many beautiful pouches. I am completely envious of your partner!

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  7. I am really kicking myself for not signing up to the mouthy stitches swap! That pouch is just fantastic! Well done!

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  8. love it to be mine !! it is gorgeous :))

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  9. Lovely jubbly. Do people actually say that anymore or are you from a generation where they never even said it in the first place?!

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  10. Fabulous! I'm Swooning too, and this is a great version of that block!

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  11. If I were your partner I would be very,very happy with this!

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  12. That is seriously gorgeous! Great zipper tabs!

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  13. I love your mini-swoons so much, and this is just so gorgeous. The colours and the quilting are perfect together - what a lucky swap partner!

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  14. I swooned at the first one you made, I nearly fainted at this!!!! Stunning Laura!

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  15. Wow!!!!! Wow!!!! again, this looks so AMAZING!!!! What a lucky partner you have! And, you're so patient, I can't make myself make even one big swoon block and you just go ahead and make a teeny, tiny one. Great job, it really looks fantastic.

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  16. Its really lovely lauli, Lucky partner!

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  17. Dang! that's what I was going to do, you beat me too it!

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  18. This is fabulous! You clever thing! Your partner is soooo lucky...

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  19. This is so swoontabulous! I love it. I sure hope I am your partner.

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  20. Just incredible!! Love the rainbow colours and the stitching. That's a very lucky partner you have!

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  21. Those swoon blocks are wonderful and that pillow is sweet.

    http://richardquilts.blogspot.com
    Stop by for my quilt givaway to guess my babys b-day and weight.

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  22. I seriously hope this is coming my way! Jxo

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  23. I LOVE the mini swoons, they're so CUTE. And your rainbow version is totally inspiring, I love it!!!

    I also had to post to say that green IS a primary, it just depends on what color space you're talking about. :) Monitors and TVs use RGB (red, green, blue) because with light, those are the primaries.

    So you're totally covered using green as a primary! It's also the color our eyes are most sensitive to, which is why some cameras now take photos with RGGB, which is they are twice as sensitive to green as red and blue.

    Okay, I'm done being a nerd. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous work!

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  24. Oh gosh, that is amazing - those pieces are soo small! If your partner doesn't like it, I'm sure I could find a home for it!

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  25. This is so pretty! I love the back you did.

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  26. oooh, this is lovely! Would be more than happy for it to land on my doorstep!!

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  27. Love the linen mix with gorgeous rainbow colours.....simply stunning

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  28. Man oh man, I wish I was your partner - that is amazing! You are so incredibly talented.

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  29. oh my, this went straight to my swoon-loving heart! This is really awesome!!

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  30. That's so adorable. Rainbow colours always work well together and have a great eye catching effect

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  31. I love the super tiny block! I admit that I felt overwhelmed when I saw the block and the quilt alongs, but seeing just one block on a small scale looks easier. LOL

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  32. This is so so cute! I would love to be able to make something like this!

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  33. divine - can't remember if I've already been here and told you that ... but divine it is!

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  34. You keep out doing yourself. This is totally fabulous!

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  35. That's incredible! I love it. A mini quilt of mini rainbow swoons would be fantastic!

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  36. Oh, did I mention this is A-mazing?!! I love it, and if it were winging its way towards me next week I would be sooooper happy!

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  37. I wish I had enough patience for making such beautifully pieced work.... You have a real talent for it! Jen@madeinminch

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  38. Hello there - i have just discovered your lovely, colourful blog. Great header! The pouch is stunning, the contrast of the rainbow colours on the grey works really well. I have only ever made one quilt but am planning more and will come back here for inspiration. Gillian x

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  39. Can I ask how you came about figuring the measurements on making this. I know you can't do a full tutorial because it's a copyrighted pattern, but could you do a tutorial on a hypothetical situation and how you "miniaturize" a full sized pattern? PLEASE! I'm so in love with this. Natalie

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  40. I would love the mini measurement conversions... Love love love it... Wishing it was in my mailbox lol

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