I apologize for not responding to any of the comments - it's just been too overwhelming! There are so many of you! So many comments have made me smile or chuckle - thanks for brightening my day!
Since my last post about my Swoon quilt, I've completed Blocks 4 through 7! Things have been slow going lately - other priorities... but I'm getting back on track since we're only 3 weeks from Christmas. I don't see this one being finished for this year. But the fabric sure helps make it feel like Christmas is coming (since the weather hasn't yet - it was probably 65 degrees here today). Of course, tomorrow morning I have to go out on a field job and it's supposed to be cold again. Sigh. Why isn't it sunny and warm when I spend my days outside? Oh wait, it's December...
Anyhow, here are the latest 4 blocks! Again, I need to work on my photography. These are crappy iPhone pictures taken under fluorescent light in my kitchen. Hopefully we get some sunlight this weekend while I'm home and maybe I can snap a few better pictures outside!
|Swoon Block 7|
I love the blocks with bright red on them. So cheery! Block 7 is one of my favorites - the birds match the accent fabric so nicely!
|Swoon Block 6|
|Swoon Block 5|
|Swoon Block 4|
Tonight I cut the fabric for Block 8 - unfortunately, on what should have been my VERY LAST CUT, I accidentally cut 1/8 too short! So instead of a 3-1/2" square, I have a 3-1/2" x 3-3/8" square :/ I think instead of adding fabric and cutting back down, I might cheat my seams on either side instead. Close enough?
Overall, I think this is going to look awesome when I finish it! What do you think I should do for the back? Obviously, I should have a pieced back of some kind (as always!), but should I just go with solid white to match the background of the front? Or solid light gray (think Kona Ash... but something in a Bella Solid or Cotton Couture - something softer)?
Since Christmas is fast approaching, I think my new goal is to finish the quilt top next week sometime (Block 8 should be done tomorrow with Block 9 to finish hopefully on Saturday morning) and then just let things sit. There's a batik quilt I basted last week (I put it together in late winter/early spring) and I'd like to finish it up to give as a Christmas gift! Hopefully Swoon will feature some bad ass FMQ if I let it sit for next Christmas!
In other news, I signed up for the MQG's Madrona Road Challenge! Our fabric has arrived and we're trying to decide what we want our challenge to be. Super exciting!
This is my WIP Wednesday post for the week - check out all the other pretty WIPs at Freshly Pieced!