Sunday, 22 January 2012

A Swoony Weekend






After the success of Friday Night Sew In I have had a good weekend. Yesterday I helped out Linda and Aunty Barbara with their jelly roll sampler quits and made a block for each of them using their fabrics: Here are the scraps from Aunty Barbara that I stitched together - sunglasses please! The finished "block" is 4" and I have no idea what I'll do with it, but it's better than throwing the scraps away!

Yesterday evening I completed another 15 Chevron blocks for my Chasing Chevrons quilt. I think I have about 15 more blocks to make - here is last nights results.
Today was all about Swoon. I was lying in bed thinking through a comment I made on the Flickr group - how about a six inch block for my Farmer's Wife Quilt.... I did the maths and here it is. I broke the block down to be 8x8 smaller blocks - each of these is only 3/4" square. The pieces were fiddly, but my seams are pretty good and the end result is fantastic. I'm not sure I will be making many more blocks this size. But I have been thinking that a 6" finished block would be perfect to fit in the centre of a 24" finished block - I could swoon in my swoon. That's for another weekend!Do you remember the fabric I couldn't resist on yesterday's post - the duck egg blue and brown. Well I cut it up today. The plan is four 12" Swoon blocks to make a wall hanging for our bedroom, which is blue and brown. In this version, each of the blocks is 1 1/2" square. I think this is my favourite swoon size, or maybe it was just that every single one of my seams was spot on! Miracle. I also wanted to show you that I can use subtle classy colours as well as my normal bright high contrast selections. The brown is Primitive Muslin by Moda, the blue if Fruitcake from Basic Grey for Moda and the background is Basic Dots by Moda. One of the other fabrics I've bought for this project has stripes.... that's a story for another day too! And then I made a full size 24" block in my Happy Mochi Yum Yum fabrics. I've now done three of the full size blocks. My seams weren't quite so good on this one.
I mainly did the big one so I could take the photo below - Russian doll swoons!In other news my computer is broken. I'm writing this on Michael's desktop and it sounds like it's about to take off! Hopefully we can save all of my photos.... *sad face*

P.S. have you seen the new patterns from Camille Roskelly, designer of Swoon - I love the triangles one!

4 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Love your blocks and you are clever to do the math. I haven't tried that yet but after seeing your smaller blocks I think I need to ..... unless you are willing to share? cheeky arn't I

aksherry said...

Great Swoon blocks! I can never figure out how to change the sizes like that!!

Melissa said...

I LOVE that Russian Doll Swoon Block, it's so vibrant!!! And I can't wait to see the chevrons all together :)

tink's mom said...

Wow, Great job. I love the little block. The colors are perfect. I'm just starting on my 6th full size swoon block. Gave a fleeting thought to changing the size but wasn't up for the math. After seeing yours I might have to give it a try.

Thanks for sharing. by the way I'm here from FSNI