Thursday, January 26, 2012

Swooning and Swirling


I finished my first block for the Swoonalong! I'm sure you've heard of the Swoon quilt pattern and the quilt-along held in honor of it by now. Just in case you haven't, check out the Flickr group and see the eye candy being cranked out by all 600 plus members!
Instead of going for the traditional two-print block of the pattern, I decided to follow the lead of Erin and Katy and go for scraptacular!!! Yes, it's colorful and a bit wild, but that's just the way I like it. All the lovely prints are from the Pam Kitty Morning line I mentioned last week. 

Now that I've pulled off block number one, it's on to quilting up my Grellow and Blue Drunk Love interpretation. I'm quilting this one in swirls, which is a little out of my comfort zone but so far I'm liking the effect. Finished quilt coming soon.


And taking it's place on the design wall is my big old scrap giant once again. Less than three rows to go! I'm going to try to finish this one soon because it has a date with a very awesome long armer. I think this quilt also needs a name. Any thoughts?


Today also brought some happy mail - a stack of Aneela Hoey's new line, A Walk in the Woods. I'm not quite sure yet what these are destined to become, but once I saw them I knew they'd be mine. Probably a sweet new quilt for Olivia.


So I guess after all this long while I'm finally back in full-tilt quilt mode. It feels good. What are you working on this week?

23 comments:

  1. I love everything in this post! Your Swoon block looks great....it kind of makes me want to make a scrappy Swoon quilt (after I finish my remaining 7 blocks of course) :)

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  2. I love everything in this post! How about Spiderweb Scraptacular? Itsy Bitsy Scrap quilt? The "I'll Never Do This Again" quilt? :)

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  3. your swoon block is gorgeous!!! i need to get on the swoon wagon!

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  4. Loving your scrappy swoon :-) The polka dot background works really well. And omg the maple rag is just breathtaking. Such a labour of love!

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  5. How about "Little Miss Spider"? I love it!, you have done a great job! Happy New Year, looks like your year is off to a GREAT start!!!

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  6. Love the Swoon scrappy block!!!! I also think the giant is spectacular.

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  7. oh my gosh i have just spyed your beautiful swoon block over at Pinterest, and had to come visit to tell you how amazing it looks! Perfect fabric choices, gotta love pamkitty :)
    Jessie, xo

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  8. I just spotted my favorite Swoon block!!! Crazy in love with your block, Megan!!

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  9. Oooh I haven't seen a scrappy swoon before, it looks awesome. How long have you been working on your maple leaf rag? I have only just started one, but I have to get it finished before I allow myself to cut into my swoon stack.

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  10. I like Kelly's "I'll never do this again" as the name. :) Looking forward to seeing the "Grellow" quilt. Beautiful projects! :)

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  11. I adore the way you used the Pam Kitty Morning prints mellowed by the dot pieces in your Swoon block. And, oh my, your "big old scrap giant" is to-die for. Not very original, but I thought of "Tumbling Wheels" when I first set my eyes on it. It's just wonderful!

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  12. Wow, your Maple Leaf Rag quilt is absoultely amazing. I've only just started one of my own, and yours is so inspiring. Love the swoon block too.

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  13. I love how your Swoon block turned out! I'm glad you're doing the scrappy approach. It makes me want a scrappy one (after I finish my first Swoon, of course!). I'm so excited about your Drunk Love. So. excited!

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  14. Such quilty goodness in this post, I don't know how to chose what I like the best! I love the polka dot background for your Swoon!

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  15. I am so bummed I didn't know about this quilt-a-long in time to join it :( Your block is beautiful!! You've inspired me to make this pattern with my Circa 1930 prints I've been dieing to use!! Thank you so much!!!

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  16. I love your block...very tempting to get on board. I love the scrappy versions!

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  17. look at you mrs productive! I love your quilting on that square one. The spiderweb makes me drool too :)

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  18. you know how you trawl through blogs looking, looking, looking.... then you see something you cannot take your eyes off.... that's me with your scrappy spiderweb quilt.... I freaking love it! love your work!

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  19. Different designs on the fabrics is look so beautiful.It look so colorful and attractive.

    Garages

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  20. Can you tell me what ruler is used on your big ol scrap quilt? It's wonderful

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  21. Am I right in thinking that your walking foot has a darning/embroidery foot attached to it?

    Hugs
    Naomi

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  22. "My Many Paths" Love all that I have seen on here.
    I am cruising today through some of the things I love great items for sure Talent is what you have!! No doubt on that one

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