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Entries in Swoon Quilt (3)


A 'swooning' day off

Back to work tomorrow, but as it's both my birthday and wedding anniversary today, I allowed myself a whole afternoon of sewing – pure bliss. I cut out the pieces for my first Swoon block for our bedroom quilt last week, using my mocha and duck egg stash so I set up the sewing machine in our dining room and got started. I've finally decided to 'Swoon' rather than 'Sparkle Punch' this time around.

As it was sunny out, I took a leaf out of Selfsewn's recent post about showing off your patchwork outside, and pegged my first completed block to our cherry tree, which is just about to burst into full blossom. As a first attempt, I'm pleased, although the points could line up just a tad more.

And then I got a little carried away with the blossom/Swoon combo…

And then I got a little arty…

Perfect day…


A shopping Saturday

I'm at my Mam and Dad's this weekend for Mother's Day and my Dad's birthday. We've just returned from a Saturday morning shopping spree in Monmouth. My poor dad came out of The Cotton Angel £36.20 worse off, having spolit 'his little girl'. My Mam's been tempting me with The Cotton Angel my last two visits, but today we finally made it. I'm now collecting for either my Swoon or Sparkle Punch quilt - duck eggs and mochas, so am building up a nice-looking stash (although the Husband said, 'Why do you need more fabric? I think you have the right colours, you just don't know it!'). Ummm any good replies gladly welcomed…



To Swoon or to Sparkle Punch?

I have a quilting quandry, a design dilemma… to Swoon or to Sparkle Punch? Since starting my blog, I've been following, blogging about (and even stalking) Oh Fransson's Sparkle Punch Quilt-along as THE ONE to make for our bed, but then Camille's Swoon pattern keeps popping up in it's various different guises (I blame Flickr) and I'm thrown off my original course.

I know my colour palette, lovely mocha with soft duck egg, and I know I want to get this baby longarm quilted, but which to choose???

Any advice? Or maybe I should just jump straight in when I'm off from work after Easter, and make one block of each…