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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Swooning WIP

I have been really wanting to Swoon! There are so many people making these for the last few years, and I think this block is amazing every time I see it. I know what I love. Like  my love for Dresden Plate. I haven't seen one yet that I don't like. This is true with the swoon too!

Swoon!

I got this pattern not to long ago. Then, I couldn't figure out what fabrics to use. I did this one as a mock up. I am thinking I don't like the grey. It needs something else. Maybe an aqua on white. I am not sure. Now, that I felt it out, and really have gotten a sense of it. Hubby loves it, and that's what counts!
 
 
With everyone posting all there wonderful new stash treats, I got bit by the bug!!! Ya'll broke me! I literally hung in there for weeks with not caving in to the delightful beauties that everyone is posting. Just browsing online. I am happy with them though, and they will all be cut  and quilted shortly. I wish that there were more hours in a day. I get to excited, and I can't sleep!


Plus, they were on sale. So, I didn't go to far off the reservation.  However, there are some beauties I have my eye on in the store that just arrived. Anyway, these were bought specifically for reinventing the  Farmer's Wife blocks into  gems. I was not really happy with how the stash look was going, and I am putting a lot of work into it. Happiness is key, even if that means changing my mind. Ha!

 
This is Joann's Mod Kid. I love teal! So, this was a no brainer! I guess me being a Gemini is showing. Because one part of me, loves modern and the other part love traditional. I try to make it work.

 
This should look familiar.. I have nothing against Quilter's Showcase. Sometimes, they have some really good finds, and I will bring them home. I love all fabrics!

 
I really love these sweet prints. I used the ones on the bottom for the super huge tote. I am in love! Plus, birds. I couldn't resist how cute they were. They just jumped in the basket! ;)

 
I finally got the Fish Bowl quilt on the frame. Now, this beauty can take shape. While I am working on my Traditional Farmer's wife blocks. I have the design wall filled with modern delight. I am still playing with the placement. I still have a couple more rings that I can make too.  My favorite part is the circle grouping in the top right corner. I don't want to repeat it. I really want it to be organic and random. This sounds sooo artistic, and I'm really not in the slightest. At least, not in my mind.  These rings are actually cut from the other part of the Dresden Plate template. That ruler is versatile. Any ideas on placement or anything? I would love to hear it.
 
Hopefully, I will be able to quilt up the Fish Bowl for Friday. Happy sewing! Blog at ya later.
 

I will be linking up later with Lee..maybe she is still stuck listening to Ace of Base. Hahaha!

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

22 comments:

  1. I do love that Swoon Pattern as well, and have been putting off starting on that because of so many other WIPs. Love your new fabric finds!
    I also agree with you on the Farmer's Wife blocks, I bought fabric specifically for mine, instead of using scraps and leftovers.
    Lots of lovely projects!!!

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    1. Thanks! I just started the first one. I am going to post them up instead of the others.

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  2. Very nice. Is the fish bowl the one with the circles. That one looks like just a top. It looks very nice. Love your new fabric too! i clicked on your like cause of the swoon block. I love every one I see too!

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    1. I just put up the circles to work on them. I am not sure what to name it yet. I am glad you love the swoon. They are beautiful. This is the fish bowl!http://thatssewcreative.blogspot.com/2013/08/octagon-quilt-top.html

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  3. Very pretty swoon block. What size are you planning to make?

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    1. I am going to add another row on each side. So, it's going to be a whopper. I guess that will bring it to 102x102 It will be a large queen. I like oversized though.

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  4. Beautiful swoon block!! I have a Swwon in line to make also and love modern fabric with traditional blocks. You were lucky in the fabric finding department!

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    1. I had to buy them. They were calling my name, and they are all pretty. Thanks on the swoon. I can't wait to make more of these blocks.

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  6. I love the Swoon as well but have yet to give in. Adore the teals and that circle quilt top is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you! That swoon block got me. I love it!

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  7. Joann seems to be getting better fabric! Yah!

    I like your swoon. :)

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    1. They really are getting better. I guess, they started figuring out that people are going online. I really like to go to look at the fabrics and move them around. I haven't dipped into the online thing. I can't stand to wait. Thanks on the swoon!

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  9. Oh, the swoon quilt is so fun! Mine is all ready to be quilted...I have an appointment weds to rent some time on a handi quilter! I love all your new fabrics, too! I hope I didn't make you cave. I know to stay away from the blogs on sunday if I don't want to get tempted. lol AND I LOVE your fish bowl quilt. I cant wait to see it finished and I bet the quilting will be amazing!

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    1. I love the swoon! Don't you love quilting on a frame? I don't know if I enjoy piecing or quilting better. I know, I am going to have to stay away from the stash stuff too. I am going to have to stay out of the fabric store for a bit. :) I can't wait to see your swoon! Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Just love your swoon block! It's such a great pattern... i'm in the process of putting on my border on my first swoon quilt. I have fabrics cut for a second, and in the planning stages for a third!
    And i love that Mod Kid line from Joann's, the teal colourway is gorgeous!

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    1. Can't wait to see your swoons! I can totally see how this pattern can be addictive.

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