Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Hopping on the Swoon Train

I just got some Flea Market Fancy by Denyse Schmidt in the mail (from Fabric Shoppe - LOVE them!) and as I was dropping each lovely fat quarter in the washing machine, I kept thinking "Swoon." What is a Swoon, you ask? This is a Swoon:

1. swoon, 2. swoon, 3. Swoon-four blocks completed, 4. Swoon Quilt, 5. swoon block, 6. Swoon Block, 7. Swoon in flight, 8. Swoon, 9. may block

I love how this block is both old-fashioned and modern at the same time. There was a "Swoon Along" going on at some point but I have totally missed that train. I'm ok with that, though. I kept trying to tell myself that I already have enough unfinished quilts lying around waiting to be basted and finished up (um, make that 4) and another stack of uncut fabrics along with my dream of the quilt it will become, but I just couldn't help myself. I bought the pattern (only $8 and it is a pdf so you get it right away!) and am already thinking about color and fabric combinations. *sigh* I'm cursed with the it's-more-fun-to-design-and-plan-a-quilt-than-it-is-to-finish-it disease. I think the reason I'm excited about this is that the last few quilts I've made have all been in the same color family. Lots of maroon, pink, blue, turquoise, and grey. There will be plenty of grey in this quilt too (I can't help myself!) but I'm loving the fresh change that the green and orange bring in. Plus, now that I've finished the do. Good Stitches quilt, there is all this empty space in my sewing cupboard just begging to be filled up again with a new project. Hm, maybe my husband will read this and understand. I know you do. :)

1 comment:

Shannon said...

FMF is perfect for Swooning! I can't wait to see the blocks come together! (Also, the Swoon-Along is an ongoing thing if you want to jump in - it turned into the Swooning on a Hop-Along and people are doing a bunch of Camille's patterns! I meant to start one of her new ones but I'm still waiting for a free second!)