Swell Top Completed



The second quilt top from Simply Retro is complete!  Actually it's almost quilted already so it may be finished in a couple of days.

This one has a fairly distinctive color palette.  I started with a stack of some Midwest Modern by Amy Butler prints that I'd been hoarding.  In the end I added a lot of other prints.  It was fun putting together a quilt with such a distinctive group of colors.  The downside is that the finished quilt is less versatile because it definitely would not appeal to everyone, nor suit a wide variety of home decor.

The pattern, (Swell in the book Simply Retro) is an easy relaxing one to cut, only one size of square and one size of rectangle.  It's equally easy to sew.  It's definitely one I'd recommend as a beginner pattern.

17 comments:

  1. I like it although its not my usual color picks... Can't wait to see it finished! How big is it?

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  2. Love the colour palette and all those Midwest Modern fabrics!

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  3. Beautiful colors - would look perfect in my daughter's house. I just finished quilting my swell quilt - on to binding.

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  4. It's a beautiful color palett a perfect girl quilt if you ask me! I made this quilt with low volumes for a friend's wedding and she (and her hubby) love it!

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  5. I've been cutting my scraps for this one. I should cut my background & start sewing.

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  6. I think the colours work well together and would be cherished by a girl : )

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  8. I love the colour palette. x

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  9. Love it! Perfect palette for the move from summer to fall, before your quite ready to let go. Fabulous looking pattern.

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  12. I bought the book after you started quilting your way through it. :-) Can't wait to find time to get started on of the quilts! Swell and Fresh are at the top of my list!

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  13. I'm a sucker for pinky coral colors, I really like this one.

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  14. I love this color palette. I'm pretty sure I have all that fabric hoarded away too. And it should be used!

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  15. So gorgeous!! I found Midwest Modern a tricky one to work in with other fabrics but you have done it beautifully!

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  16. I really like the colors and the pattern. Gonna have to make a note of it to make one day. Thanks for sharing yours

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  17. Love how you pick colors - you have a great eye. Very retro, this pick!

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