Then my sweet friend Tish and I have been having lovely (that's the word for this post apparently) iMessage convos about all things quilty, and some things not, and anyhow, one thing that came up was that she has wanted for some time to do a Swoon as well. I'd mentioned it in my Sunday Stash post that my first fabric club shipment would work nicely for a big one. Thus, an idea was born, where each of us is doing a Swoon quilt (we're starting with the mini) in February. And, we've decided that we are joining in with Red Letter Quilts' OMG: One Monthly Goal (I just love intelligent acronyms like that!) to get this done. Somehow our private little quilt along grew two more friends, Cindy of Stitchin' At Home and Julie of Pink Doxies. Fun! Fun!
The pattern is available at thimble blossoms. The four of us would not say no if you are wanting to pick up the pattern and join in.
This is how Dayna's quilt and Brady's movie do NOT get done...
And how fabric bought with no particular pattern in mind has now become some for my mini Swoon!
Sidenote: I was listening to a podcast on the weekend on Crafty Planner, episode 34, where Tula Pink said she finds there are two camps of quilt fabric buyers: those who buy fabric for a specific pattern and those who buy fabric and then later figure out what they want to do with it. I'm in the latter camp for the most part.
So the blue and green Michael Miller fabric I bought has now decided it is going in the Mini Swoon. I think the stripe will be binding, not sure. I need 8 fat eighths, so taking out the stripe means I have four here. This morning I spent some lovely time pulling some other fabrics, fabrics that will "go" but contrast at the same time. I liked the little hits of light blue in the navy/green fabrics, so I started there. Thought pink as a contrast to the cooler colours here, but it felt too soft. In my Tula Pink's City Sampler stack of fabrics, I had some leftover red from Parisville Weave, and I liked it! Here is the final combo:
|The Kaufman light blue with red hits in it was yet another score at the sale, and the daisies is one of my 10 yards in the Craftsy 10-yard bundle I bought a while back.|
This will be so much fun.
Speaking of fun, you may want to stay tuned to this blog, as well as to Julie's Pink Doxies, as we have come up with something pretty sweet and fun for next week leading up to Valentine's Day! Did I mention there will be prizes? Love stirring up the waters, creating intrigue...
|Finally a "feels like Florida" Red-Letter Day yesterday! At the halfway point of our Bradenton Riverwalk dogwalk, Rocco found a walk-in spot to the Manatee River and in he went and promptly laid down!|
Linking up with Red Letter Quilts for OMG for February!