Thursday, October 18, 2012

I'm Late, I'm Late.....

I may be late but I have finally arrived. 
Where? 
I'm finally doing the Swoon.  :-) 
Everyone has been doing the Swoon for a long time except me. 
What's the Swoon? 
Well, it's Camille Roskelley's pattern....Swoon. 
It took the quilting world by storm when she released it a year ago. 
I purchased it as soon as it was available but kept putting off working on it. 
Only because I couldn't decide what fabric combination I wanted to do. 

Block #1 - eight to go
Today I pulled out my Swoon pattern and decided it was time to make a fabric decision.  I've had a second fat quarter bundle/tower of Aster Manor by Three Sisters for Moda sitting on a shelf for a very long time.  I pulled it out and while looking through the fat quarters I could imagine my Swoon quilt in the pinks, brown, reds and golds.  I had one problem - I didn't have the required background yardage.  Sigh! 

And, then I saw it -
 there it was up high on a shelf in a bin -
big folds of fabric -
could it be enough for my Swoon quilt -
pulled down the bin allowing the lid to hit me on the head (I didn't care - I was on a mission)
immediately measured three different cuts of the fabric -
the angels sang and I swooned...it was more than enough

It was meant to be!

 After a quick outing with Mr Daze I was home and ready to start pressing, measuring, cutting & sewing. 
The design wall is no longer bare - woohoo! 

I have pieces/parts cut for the next two blocks - stay tuned.  :-)

Enjoy a pieceful Friday and I thank you for popping in to visit with me.

In Friendship!

31 comments:

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Enjoy your swoon journey. It is a beautiful quilt. I love cuddling up under mine every night )

Lesley said...

Ohhh, a gorgeous first block! Your quilt will be stunning!

Joanna said...

I love block #1. Looks super in that fabric, too.

Ann Marie @ 16 Muddy Feet said...

I bought fabric months ago to do this quilt..........yeah, that fabric is still in the bag on the floor!

Karen said...

Pink and brown, be still my heart. This is going to be beautiful!

Chris@Cats On My Quilts said...

I just finished my Swoon, although I have yet to blog about it. It is my favorite quilt so far.

onlymehere said...

Love this pattern and the colors you've chosen are going to work together beautifully! Please keep us posted on your progress!
Cindy

Cheryl said...

No wonder you are swooning! Going to be gorgeous.

Quilter Kathy said...

Gorgeous...love the pattern and the fabric! I am going to make one one of these days...it's on the list!

Carol said...

Swoon looks fabulous in Aster Manor.

carol fun said...

Oh this is going to be such a pretty Swoon! I started one last year and I think I'm still 2 blocks short of finishing ...I should revisit this project soon. Have a great Stitchy weekend!

Kindred Quilts said...

Your design wall will soon be covered with Swoon blocks! Happy days!

Lynn said...

I need to get on the Swoon bandwagon too. Aster Manor is going to be beautiful in your blocks.

Lori said...

What a beautiful block! The fabrci is really going to make this quilt!!

Wendy said...

Congrats for getting block 1 finished. Your quilt is going to be fantastic with those fabrics.

Linda in Calif. said...

Oh Darling I'm so happy for you. I've wanted to do the swoon but I'm too busy. So glad you now have the time and have just the perfect fabric! Your first block is BEAUTIFUL!

Glenna @ Hollyhock Quilts said...

Love it already!

AnnieO said...

I've much admired all the Swoon quilts that populated blogland but resisted--glad you didn't! Astor Manor is gorgeous for Swoon.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

It's going to be a stunner! Have fun with it. I HOPE to get the last block for my own Swoon completed this weekend. Think it will happen??

Deb said...

I bought the Swoon pattern at that time as well, but haven't had the time to work on it yet. Like you, I don't know what fabric I might want to use. Your first block is beautiful!

Deb said...

I bought the Swoon pattern at that time as well, but haven't had the time to work on it yet. Like you, I don't know what fabric I might want to use. Your first block is beautiful!

Denise in PA said...

Yay - you're on the Swoon bandwagon! I have only one more block to go on mine. My first one that is - I will be making at least one more! Love your first block o:)

Sue said...

Congrats on making your SWOON quilt. I just finished mine a couple of months ago and LOVE IT ! Your fabric choices are Perfect !!

Bari Jo said...

Oh my! Love this - I did the same thing - and was thinking the same thing - that I wanted to swoon next with some of my scraps!!!! You told me to do something that made my heart sing and this is what I went to! Got the pattern out and fabric... that's as far as I got this week! Your blocks look great and I love that fabric!!!!! I hope to get to my machine soon - things keep distracting me - I would love to get one done before Thanksgiving and off to my quilter friend!

Bari Jo said...

Oh my! Love this - I did the same thing - and was thinking the same thing - that I wanted to swoon next with some of my scraps!!!! You told me to do something that made my heart sing and this is what I went to! Got the pattern out and fabric... that's as far as I got this week! Your blocks look great and I love that fabric!!!!! I hope to get to my machine soon - things keep distracting me - I would love to get one done before Thanksgiving and off to my quilter friend!

Michelle said...

I love this pattern and your colours look great I've been putting off starting because I already have too many projects on the go!

Carrie P. said...

Lovin' all your swoon blocks.

QuiltNut Creations said...

I love the fabrics you choose. And woo hoo for having enough!

deb said...

wow you sure have been busy!!! what a beautiful block!!!!! love it!

Stina Blomgren said...

Hah...I haven't started.....0))) still dreaming of some swoon blocks...:0) have the pattern...and am looking at it from time to time... So you aren't alone...;0))))
Have fun!!!!

Karin said...

Well if you're late, then I'm REALLY late because I haven't made any Swoon blocks yet. I have a few pieces of that Aster Manor and haven't found a project for it yet so if you run short on something, and I have it, holler and I'll send it your way.

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