That's a mouthful, but I'm going ahead and posting on Amandajean's blog to get in my first "finish" for 2012.
I am a Swoonaholic. Addicted, in love and probably overly obsessed with this block. Dittoes for scraps and scrappy quilts.
Can't get enough of them.
I'm in the process of making scrappy, large Swoon blocks in pinks, oranges, yellows, greens, blues and purples and not quite liking a plain, white sashing between the blocks.
Sisters Jennifer and Jessica over at Twin Fibers have this awesome tutorial on a Sun Ray Quilt Block that can as scrappy as you like. Which I do.
Thought that type of sashing would look great with the Swoon blocks.
This Swoon Blue is the first block I've gotten completely sashed. The tutorial is super easy to follow and well written. It just takes a little bit of time to get a strip of scraps long enough to frame this Big Boy. The finished block is 24.5" square.
It was nice to have college boy home to help me with pictures too! See him widdle finners!
My personal assistant...ahem...informed me a package had arrived for me.
Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!
I just ordered this Tuesday and it's here already!
Long before I thought of getting my Ph.D in domesticity and all things parenting, I was an Art Education major. I love color, light, shape, form, curves and art. It's history, it's evolution and it's impact on the world we live in.
A resolution for 2012 is to get up off my tushy and take a stab at designing fabric. This is the second step for me in ordering this book. I haven't even opened it yet. Saving it for a time for intense concentration.
Another package should be arriving any day that is part of the first step to realizing this goal.
Please stop over at Crazy Mom Quilts and check out the other Finish It Up Friday posts and don't forget to swing by Quilt Story's Fabric Tuesday and then there's Lee's WIP at Freshly Pieced. Maybe leave a comment or two, or three, or four or more! lol You never know what encouragement and inspiration you're leaving for another quilter--and what encouragement and inspiration you'll came away with!