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.