Friday, February 28, 2014

Swoon #1

I started off this month with a goal to cut out all of the white fabric for my swoon quilt and to make one block for it.  So here's what we've got:

 White fabric all cut up, check!

My first swoon block, check! 

Only 8 more blocks to go:)  I still can't get over how big these blocks are....24 inches.  One of these will make a nice wall hanging in my sewing room but gotta finish the quilt first.  I actually loved putting this block together and learned a lot about half square triangles and flying geese from this Craftsy course.  I'm linking up at Fiber of All Sorts.

Sunday, February 9, 2014


We've had some pretty chilly days this winter but not much of the white stuff has fallen...until this week. It snowed some on Thursday night and then some more last night. It was pretty blizzard-like last night so there were lots of snow drifts. So much so that church was cancelled. We spent the morning playing in the snow, sledding, riding the razors, sipping hot chocolate, and having a fire. Perfection:)

Sorry, couldn't choose just one picture.  I'm linking up to Weekend Doings

Weekend Doings

Friday, February 7, 2014

Starting to Swoon

I bought some fat quarters back in August last year to start a swoon quilt.  I LOVE star quilts so when I saw lots of swoon quilts on flickr, I knew I wanted to make one (plus I love anything Camille Roskelley makes).  I started with this initial stack:

and wasn't sure if I should add in some navy so I asked my readers and everyone said yes! So here is my new stack with some navy thrown in there.  I like it much better so thanks for the tips:)

My goal this month is to cut out the white background for all of the stars and to finish one block.  These blocks are pretty big, 24 inches big, so we'll see how it goes.  Excited to get started on this quilt:)  I'm linking up here: