Sunday, April 22, 2012

Finally Swooning

i am finally swooning
and i couldn't be happier who i am swooning with

i have had this little stash of Tula Pink's Parisville living with me for some time now.  i knew that i just couldn't make anything with it.  i knew that i wanted to make a quilt that would showcase this line of fabric. 

somewhere over the past few months i got hit in the head out in blogland by all of these swoon blocks.  i am a little slow to catch on but once i did i knew exactly which quilt i would be making with my Parisville stash.  the blocks are 24 1/2" x 24 1/2" with larger pieces to show off Tula's amazing work.  i struggled a bit with the background color.  if you know me then you know i almost never set anything in white/neutral/cream fabric.  i wanted a solid but nothing super dark.  after much deliberation i ended up with a light purple.  totally not me but i love it.

so...  i have one block done.  i started it a couple weeks ago and finished it today.  i did have a trip to Chicago in between so i am not a total slacker.  i still have a few or more quilts that need to be quilted and bound and that is still my main focus.  but, i was itching to start on the swoon blocks and quickly became frustrated.  a friend suggested that once i completed either quilting a quilt or binding one that i make another swoon block.  i loved the idea.  thanks Sarah.  i already have my next quilt basted and ready to be quilted.  i need to make another swoon block.

i might also be doing a little something with this stack of lovely fabric.  i know.  i know. i have quilts to quilt and bind.  however, i also have quilts to make for H2H.

check back to see what becomes of these fat quarters.

happy sewing

3 comments:

Sarah Craig said...

You're welcome! Your Swoon block is lovely - light purple is an unexpected background! And I can't wait to see what you do with that stack of pretties!!

Megan said...

Oooh, what a good motivator to make some progress on the WiPs! Your swoon block looks great - the purple really is the perfect background choice for that fabric group.

Talin's Corner said...

Like the way your Swoon block turned out and those fabric stashes look yummy. Enjoy.