Friendship Swoon

We recently completed a fun little group project at work.

Everyone that I work with sews, quilts, crochets or crafts except for one gal in the sample room.

So we decided the best way for her to fall in love with quilts was to give her one. We know she already loves fabric. She touches fabric everyday of the week since her job is to cut and assemble the capsets that our salesmen use to introduce new lines of fabric. Each new fabric season, we all talk about our favorite fabric and all the things we want to make.  Aida’s favorite fabric was Manderely by Franny and Jane. Mariza picked out a couple of pieces that Aida would like.

We used the light aqua shown in the block above as our main piece.

Everyone picked out their own fabric choice based on the aqua piece.

We then decided that the Swoon pattern by Thimbleblossoms was the perfect design to make a scrappy quilt.

This is my very favorite picture of Aida.

She was so surprised as we handed her a pillowcase. She did not even know what was inside yet.

But then I decided this was my absolutely undeniably my favorite picture.

Just like a kid in a candy store or

possibly the joy of Christmas morning was quite evident on her face.

The joy of giving  is what quilting is all about.

Here is one last picture of Aida “swooning” over her new Swoon quilt.







  1. Pat Fair says:

    I love this! I agree with you that the joy of giving is what quilting is all about. I have been asked many times why I would work many hours on a quilt and then just give it to charity. They don’t understand.

    • modalissa says:

      Pat, so good to hear from you. I know you and your sewing group touch many people’s lives with all your work. Hope you are doing well.

  2. Julie Quigley says:

    You’re all so sweet and thoughtful and I love the story behind this quilt! Plus, it’s one of the loveliest Swoon quilts I’ve seen – I love the scrappy look!

  3. kimmylouwho says:

    love this surprise for Aida! What a beautiful quilt! The best part of quilting is giving it to a special person and watching them ooh and ahh as they see their quilt! And I absolutely love Moda fabrics!

    • modalissa says:

      I wonder how many Swoon quilts have been made. Thanks for creating such a great quilt pattern that has inspired so many of us.

  4. Sherri says:

    Loved reading this…and the pictures are so priceless…you can tell she truly appreciates the gift…and yes, this is what quilting is all about!

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