Sometimes with so much sewing that needs to be done (and fast!), it is hard to find time to do some sewing just because. You know, just picking out some fabric, turning on a movie and sewing. In December I was sewing all my Happy-go-lucky projects, January was busy with Craftsy projects and getting ready for that, and I just got word that our new Market line will be here in a week or two and I'll start getting ready for Spring Quilt Market.
So, on Friday night I pulled out a stack of fabric (mainly Good Folks by Anna Maria Horner) and started cutting it up. The big boys were on a campout with Jarom, and Nic was in bed so I had the house to myself. I whipped up a few Swoon blocks and went to bed way later than I should have.
It was awesome.
Saturday was a really busy day, but as soon as everybody was in bed I snuck back down and made a few more blocks.
I may not get much sleep this week because these little stacks of fabric are going to be calling my name until they are all made into blocks...
As much as I love my orginal Swoon quilt out of Ruby, it still travels for various events, is photographed and considered a sample. (Darn it.)
Which means once this quilt is done, I will finally be able to snuggle up in a Swoon quilt on the couch with the little people. It's about time, right?
A few more things:
*There's a really awesome Swoon-along flickr group over here, where you can see about 3000 (!) different Swoon quilts. Check it out!
*The winners of the fabric in the last post are Ashley Williams who is about to start her first quilt, and Deanna Carpenter who is making her second Swoon. Congrats ladies! Email me at camille(at) thimbleblossoms.com and send me your info so I can send those out. Thank you to everyone who entered!! It is so great hearing from all of you!
*And just so you know, PDF patterns are still on sale for a few more days with code PDF30. Yes, including Swoon. :-) (code has now expired- thank you!!)
And finally, a quick qeustion for you. When you are looking for a new project, what do you look for? Is it a new technique? Something quick or something that would be a challenge? A favorite block? A certain cut of fabric? Just something that catches your eye? I would love to know!