Sunday, March 4, 2012

Oops! I did it again



Yep, I started another quilt. Erm, I might have actually started FOUR new quilts. What is wrong with me? This is a rhetorical question of course ;)

So I'm Swooning again, but I've started the project over with an entirely new idea. My first Swoon block was done scrappy-style in pretty Pam Kitty Morning fabrics, and while I loved it, I realized I needed a pattern for a queen sized quilt to give as a gift soon. Swoon seemed like a great solution, but the fabrics and design weren't right for the intended recipient. But I think these vibrant patterns from the old Amy Butler Belle collection will be perfect and work really well with in Swoon block. I'm excited to see how it comes together. And it feels really good to sew with fabrics I've been hoarding  saving for years.


I'm not quite sure how this one started. I had really wanted to join it the Made in Cherry Quilt-along but all those Granny Squares I had been making were taking up my sewing time.  But I kept staring longingly at my new A Walk in the Woods fat quarter bundle, pulled a few prints to pair with some other  fabrics in my stash and decided they needed to be a new quilt for Olivia. Then the idea came to me to marry them with this project and before I knew it, I was chopping up little 3 inch squares. This is coming together really fast and I think is going to be a wall hanging for her room.


The third quilt was started after I brought out my beloved collection of japanese fairy tale fabrics for Lucy to play with. She had so much fun identifying all the characters from her stories, how could I wait any longer to turn them into a blanket for her? She's getting her very own "big girl" bed soon, so now is the time. I'll be showing you what I'm working on with these very soon.

And the fourth quilt? I'm not even ready to go there yet. I've made the first block of this quilt and now want to do nothing else but sew these up. Let me just make sure I can even pull off block number two and then I'll show you what I'm up to. Exciting stuff.


14 comments:

  1. quilting is nothing if not the chance to start whatever project suits our fancy at the moment. :) Cute stuff!

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  2. lol! It's so hard to resist the beautiful quilt patterns isn't it?! I finally gave in on the swoon for my own little girl's soon to be big girl bed. I need to finish up my swoon quilt. Am I crazy for thinking of hand quilting it? Probably.

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  3. oh, but there are soooo many quiltalongs that just tantalize a person into diving in headfirst! I am in the same boat, making a dresden plate for a fundraiser/auction, wanting to make a quilt w/hockey fabrics, the Made in Cherry quilt and a one motif Swoon along quilt all have my eye at the moment...I'm just thankful that the mojo is back!

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  4. Love them all....I'm with you - I just keep wanting to start new quilts! That Oh Cherry quilt is on the list and so is Swoon....made up some tiny granny squares and now want to make a whole quilt with them! Can't wait to see what your plan is for all the fairytale fabrics....

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  5. Can't wait to see the first blocks of quilt number four!!

    Love the swoon block too!

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  6. Oooh, love the vintage colour scheme of your made in cherry! So cute!

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  7. Hooray! You've got some super special projects going on. Best of luck!

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  8. Ooops! You did do it again........but in a good way, not in a Britney way (thankfully) :)

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  9. The swoon block looks fabulous!

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  10. haha, I love the tumble into more and more quilts. Yes, we've all taken that fall. Your Made in Cherry is adorable!

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  11. I love that block, it has been residing in my head jostling for space with the other blocks and quilts in there, you get the picture I am sure.
    Beautiful colours too.

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  12. Oh, you sound so excited!! Isn't it wonderful to play with fabric? I love your Swoon block - that one could make me jump on the bandwagon too! And your 3" block star is amazing!! Can't wait to see what you do with the other two projects.....

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  13. man...you're like me...starting a ton of quilts and not knowing how they got started. :) so glad that I'm not by myself. Ha!

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  14. Hi, just found your blog. Cute stuff! So I was wondering, is there any way I could buy some fairy tale fabric scraps from you after you cut into your collection? I also know a little girl who would love a blanket with of her favorite stories pieced in. Let me know what you think! hopkinshomemade@gmail.com

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