First, I'd like to say that it is great fun to see all the messages on my last post! The "raid-my-stash" giveaway is open until midnight on Monday (when I'll use a random number generator to select a winner -- should have mentioned that before, oops), so please head over and tell me what you'd like to add to your own fabric stash.
Now, a quick update on the "Swoon" quilt that is on simmering away on a back burner. I pulled a range of chocolate and blueberry fabrics a few weeks ago and made the first of these giant blocks, using some brown "Henna Garden" and blue-on-brown Lecien basic dots:
Over the past couple of days I was inspired to prep all the half-square triangles for the remaining 8 blocks (still using Triangulations, which I adore!):
I went one step further, and also cut the solid squares and rectangles needed for each block -- leaving only the flying geese to construct. The idea was to have most of the component parts ready to piece, so I could grab a spare hour here and there and make a little progress on this project.
That was the idea.
When I started construction of block 2 this morning, I expected it to take about 45 minutes, max. But somehow it took me over two hours -- the same amount of time it took to make block 1 from scratch. I made a few dumb mistakes and certainly kept the seam ripper busy.
As sewing-challenged as I seemed to be this morning I was determined to finish. And I did. And I like the block, made from some "Etchings" Paris map fabric and a very 50s-looking brown-on-cream print of forgotten provenance (all fabrics in this project are from my stash!).
Ramone tried to steal the show, as usual:
It's hard to believe he was feral just 6 months ago.
Anyway, I am happy with these Swoon blocks...but it may be a while before I make another one!
Next up: progress on my "bear paw" quilt....