Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Swoon Love

I have been obsessed with Swoon blocks for quite a while now.  I think they are so beautiful and I love the variety of different ways you can mix fabrics, making them so very striking.  That being said, I knew at times folks struggled to complete a Swoon quilt.  So I kind of ignored my urge to jump on Swoon-a-long 2012.  Who needs another UFO?

FairyFace Designs

But when Sarah announced the Swoon 2013 QAL I couldn't resist any longer.  I'm in.  Hook line and sinker.     If anyone can keep me right on track, its Miss Sarah.  She has my mobile phone number for the love of god!  Anyway, I ran off immediately and downloaded my Swoon pattern from the Fat Quarter Shop.


And I signed the shop up to be a sponsor (details on Sarah's page) just to give myself a little bit more of a push.  No messing now!  

I had a little look around my stash for the 18 FQs I need for this pattern.  I found 12 that rang my bell.  They were the 12 special DS prints that I have had sitting on a high high shelf for over a year now.  I think they'll make a pretty swoon quilt. 


I quickly added on another 4 grey prints as well as 2 golds (in the post right now!) to round out 18 I need.  



I even thought ahead enough to pick this up for binding.  Since these prints are so old, they are on sale in nearly every shop.  Bonus!


I am ready to roll, then.  Week 1 of the Swoon 2013 QAL and I am on track.  I'm hoping to make a few blocks while I wait for the grey/gold prints in the post.  Can't wait to get to cutting now!



17 comments:

Erin Quinn said...

I love the swoon blocks. I'm in!!

tomomi mcelwee said...

Go Cindy Go!

Molli Sparkles said...

Brave woman. Good luck!

cheeky monkey said...

didn't I say there is a lack of yellow? This will be great with the four colors! Wish you all the best and love to see the finished top in Autumn

Andee said...

I haven't pulled fabrics yet but I have a bunch of Denyse Schmidts that might wind up swooning too! Love your fabrics!

diane said...

Your DS Swoon quilt is going to be so pretty.

Trudi said...

It's going to be sooooo pretty! Must get mine quilted, but it will have to wait till after FQR!

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's going to be gorgeous!

Flying Blind... said...

Oh you are using my favourite print ever in there - it's going to be stunning!

Di said...

It is going to be a beautiful quilt. Di x

Kirsten said...

This is going to be so beautiful!

A Quilter's Mission - Vicki said...

Wonderful fabric choices. Sounds like fun to me!

Leanne said...

I am trying to decide which fabrics to use. If I can pick some I will swoon along too.

Lynz said...

Oh, pretty! I've a FQ bundle of Hope Valley waiting for the perfect project (for 2 years!) But I don't really need another project OR another big quilt. But I am sorely tempted!

Judy said...

That looks like a fun quilt to make and you've chosen some fun, bright fabrics to work with! Enjoy yourself :-)

Katy Cameron said...

As I said to Sarah, all those HSTs would kill me, but I'll cheer from the sidelines :o)

onlinephduk said...

Thanks for the link to the Fat Quarter Shop, there are a lot of interesting patterns. Good luck with cutting the prints and also good luck with staying on track. I am really looking forward to seeing the finished product. I really like some of the designs, especially the black and white flowers.


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