Friday, January 6, 2012


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!
Thanks Javi!

My personal assistant...ahem...informed me a package had arrived for me.
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.
Can't wait!

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!


  1. I love how the colors always remind me of a watercolor. So pretty!

  2. Dee I have seen many of these blocks and I'll have to admit, yours is my favorite! Just something about the fabrics adn colors that just cathces my eye. Wish you the best with your fabric designing!

  3. I love your Swoon star. :o)
    I have the pattern and have hoarded fat quarters to make the same quilt. :o)
    Happy New Year!

  4. BEAUTIFUL Dee! dang woman, you have an eye for color! thanks for always inspiring me!

  5. I love the colours and the way they suit the Swoon block. And the sashing is just gorgeous!

  6. Love the block Dee and the sashing is perfect. I always love your color choices!

  7. Beautiful swoon block - can't wait to see the fabric you design! You go girl!

  8. i am swooning...pun intended!!!

    that block is gorgeous...the edge is amazing, but more than tha ti am so excited for you. designing fabric sounds like such an amazing project. i can not wait to see what you create

  9. Very Cool Dee!! I wish you all the best in reaching your goal!

    Your block is a gorgeous one as usual. Your eye for combining colour really shows in this one!

  10. I am so glad that I will be able to say, "I knew her when."

    You will rock it as long as there are no curtain rods involved! Hee Hee!

    So glad you got to come today!

  11. Love your block! I could see how one would become obsessed with it - the colours are so beautiful!

  12. So pretty! I need to try one of these!

  13. Love your fabric choices in your Swoon block, it's fabulous.

  14. Love your scrappy swoon! I am a swoon-aholic too! LOVE them!


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