Thursday, April 5, 2012

Swooning.

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Thanks to all the words of encouragement from my last post.  It gave me the kick in the pants I needed to get quilting on this thing.  I like it so far, but this is just a tiny part of the quilt and I have lots more quilting to go.

My First Swoon Block

I decided that I have to keep my sanity in tack so I am working on a few projects here and there.  This block is Camille's Swoon - I am sure you already know that, since I think everyone is making this quilt because it is so darn cute!  I want to make two quilts for two of my boys who share a room, and it will be so fun to have a Swoon quilt on each of their beds.  I am using a Reunion fat quarter bundle, so every block is going to be different.  One block down, eleven to go.  This block is huge, so I only need six blocks per quilt for their twin size beds.  

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And since there are a whole ton of half square triangles left over from the Swoon block, I am making a third quilt as I go along.  I have to admit that in the past I have just chucked these darn scraps because the reality is, I will never get to making a scrap quilt.  But, I have made a little rule for myself on this quilt - I can't make another Swoon block until I have finished my HST pinwheel block.  (Yes, you can make a 9 patch pinwheel block using just the scraps from 1 Swoon block).  I look forward to making these quilts, I will fit them in when I can because I realize that to keep my sanity I have to be doing lots of projects all the time.  :-)

***UPDATE*** Okay, I feel like a dork because I said you will have a lot of HST's leftover from the block, but you won't have as many as me when you follow Camille's pattern, which you should do! But, I am always trying to find ways to make it so there are less seams in my quilts so that when it comes to quilting it will look better for my quilting designs.  Because of this and me not following directions I did have more waste when it came to the HST's and was able to make a 9 patch pinwheel block.  Sorry for the confusion. 

Okay, couple of things.  Go check out Sherri's blog, she is doing a giveaway for us. Also, we have a lot of Riley Blake Fat Quarter Bundles added to our Riley Blake Designs page - be sure to check it out here.  

13 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I see you simplified some of the 'piecing' areas of this block - smart girl! And oh, I shuddered when you said you threw away fabric!! Love the use of the HSTs into a new quilt.

badlandsquilts said...

Oh my gosh, that is the cutest Swoon block ever! I can't wait to see them all finished!

Mindelicious said...

Gorgeous swoon! The pinwheel block is super cute, too!

jabeybaby said...

Love your swoon block and those pinwheels are too cute!

Josie McRazie said...

yay! You swooned!! I love it! I swooned as well! :)

Auntie Pami said...

Awesome! BTW, are you getting more Riley Blake chevron FQ bundles?

madebyabrunnette said...

I have the Swoon pattern, yet to make a block though. I'm surprised at all the leftover fabric. Is that because you are using FQs? I hate wasting fabric. Nice use of scraps.

Also, I love your's in Reunion!

Sherri said...

That is going to be two amazing Swoon quilts! I also made an extra quilt w/the half-square triangles made from mine...need to get it finished up, but all the blocks are sewn together!

bluetongue882000 said...

Hi Judi,
Instead of throwing away future fabric scraps, if you bag them up, a charity group might be able to use them for donation scrap quilts!
regards, Christine

Mary C said...

The pinwheel quilt is really cute, did you make up the pattern yourself? If not, which pattern are you using? thx, Mary

Jean said...

Beautiful quilting. Wow! I can't wait to see it progress. Your swoon block is awesome too. I have a plan for this block, but haven't started on it yet.

Heather said...

The Swoon quilt is lovely. Great idea to make those little pinwheel blocks as you go along. I have a large box of the triangles from various quilts,. I am determined to get at them this year and put them all together. I figure pinwheels will play a big part of the project.

DIANA said...

omg!!by the looks of that quilting maybe you are a little crazy that would take me forever but you made my mind up i am going to awoon this summer anyone going to the paduka ky quilt show besides me
i am going to test drive every quilting machine there !