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TGIFF: Swooning over the Swoon Quilt

Hi, I am Shelley who blogs as The Carpenters Daughter Who Quilts and I am hosting this week’s TGIFF:Thank God It’s Finished Friday. I have been busy since December creating memory quilts from my Father inlaw’s plaid shirts for as much of our family that I can from 30 shirts. I am now up to 7 quilt tops with plans for maybe a total of 11 quilts before I am down to just cuffs,pockets and collars. 

I have become a bit obsessed with Swoon quilts. I have just finished my fourth one (tops that still need quilting) in about 2.5 months. I have been sharing on Instagram with the quilt alongs that you can find under the #swoonqal and #swoonqal2017. I am a bit late to the game with making my first Swoon. I have had pattern for  years so why not use stashed fabrics from 2010 to start my first one.

I shared photos of different Swoon quilts with my three sisters inlaws that I needed to make memory quilts for yet. And one decided on the original 24 inch block version and the other two decided they both wanted the  scrappy patchwork Swoons.

This quilt top has to be one of my favorite to date. It is going to be so hard to turn over to my husband’s sister when completed.

I did write an entire separate blog post on these two Swoon quilts and can be found here.

This is the first scrappy patchwork Swoon that I created. It uses all 30 of Dad’s shirts.

This is the second scrappy patchwork Swoon that I made from Dad’s shirts. The navy isn’t as dark in person.

I have written an entire blog post about the two Patchwork Swoon quilt tops and it can be found here.

This is a quick peek at the other memory quilts that I have completed since December. They can be found on my blog.

How about we start this Friday’s party?? I look forward to seeing what everyone else has been working on lately. Please link up your finishes below and be kind and visit as many of your fellow linky party participants’ pages and share the comment love.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

(If you are wanting to comment and do  not see box directly beneath the blog post, you can click on title of blog post to open the post and there should be a comment box there.)

Happy Sewing,



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