Tag Archive | Swoon

Still progressing

Two more blocks done, and three more to go.  I’m one block behind on my schedule, so it may be a late night.  Here are my two recent completions:

The orange looks like a solid in these pictures, but it is actually covered in small white dots.

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Finished this one last night.  I’m continued to be shocked at how crisp and clear the points come out in these blocks.  It helps that it is a really large block I guess.:

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And, finally, the combo picture:

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I have yet to lay them all out together on a bed or anything.  Holding off so I can ‘surprise’ myself with a reveal!

FQS has now gotten in the yardage for Happy Go Lucky, so I have already obtained my backing fabric.  Will need to piece it some since I plan to make this top 100×100 in size for a King size bed quilt.

Hopefully I can show you all 9 blocks by Friday night!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Jennifer

Swooning Along

I think I can still pull this off.  I have until June 1st (ideally) to get this pieced and quilted.  My goal is to be done with the top and send it off to ‘someone’ by Saturday, May 25th.  I have seen several quilters advertising really fast turnaround times, and I don’t need custom quilting – so here’s hoping!

I have completed two more blocks and these bright, cheery colors are just enormous!  These blocks are soooo big!  Love it!

Really love this red check design in the pattern!

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Ok , so I said “finished”, but this one is still in three separate rows.  Pratically done – right? 

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Here is the new combination, selected by my lovely assistant Nora:

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And a final, last picture of the two blocks together:

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Four blocks done, only five more to go!

Good news for me… we decided to postpone the Mother-in-Law visit from Memorial Day weekend.  Now I will have all three days at home to play!  I know, it sounds like I don’t want to drive 3 hours with two small kids, sleep on an airbed and constantly worry that the dog will pee on our stuff.  But – when we do visit, it will be warm enough to swim as a family and there are a lot of nice kids parks.

Hope you have great expectations for a weekend and time to do what you love!

Jennifer

Why didn’t anyone tell me?

I am LOVING this Swoon pattern.  I should have made one a long time ago.  When other people comment on how big these blocks are, they aren’t kidding.  It’s very striking to complete a block and it takes up half of the design wall area.

I am making my first Swoon out of Happy Go Lucky prints by Bonnie & Camille.  Here’s my first block:

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That gray/white check print gives it some real interest when you see it in person.

Here are the combinations I am planning for the other blocks (9 total for a King Size):

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I had my daughter pick out the next combination to construct.  She was severely disappointed that there was no PINK to be found, but she did end up picking one.  I was able to complete the second block last night:

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And, here’s a picture of both of them on my design wall.  Which can now, no longer fit anything else at the moment.

imageNo wonder this pattern has like thousands of pictures on Flickr.  It is just one of those that appeal for the sake of size, contrast, design, looks complex – but isn’t, etc…

I am giving myself the next two weeks to finish this quilt top so I can give it as a wedding gift to an extremely nice and deserving woman at work.  She is getting married for the first time, in her early 50s, and she is trying her best to keep it small.  We, at work, are trying our best to blow it up!  So, likely the next two weeks of posts will be consumed with this project.

 

Thanks for stopping by today!

Jennifer