Friday, November 4, 2011

Up Next . . . . .

So I'm sure you're thinking, "next up, now that Door County Cherry Baskets is done I'm sure Thelma's starting on Birdseye, that quilt she's been wanting to make for over a year, that quilt she's been collecting fat quarters for, that quilt she's wanting to make in the fall, because she likes to work with fall colors in the fall, that quilt with the bazillion pieces that she needs to get a jump on so she can meet her arbitrary deadline of November 30th plus squeeze in Thanksgiving, yessiree, I bet that Thelma's all over that Birdseye project".


Well that was the plan, and you know I'm a girl who loves a good plan, but somewhere along the way, as I was doing my normal end of project cleanup, this little bundle kept catching my eye.



I don't know if it was the three days of gloomy weather or my hormones, but I got a powerful itch to do something with that bright happy fabric. Beautiful fall foliage staring back at me from every window in this house, pumpkins setting on the porch, but I just wasn't ready to succumb to fall.

So between that fabric calling my name,


and this pattern in my brain after several folks left comments that Swoon was their favorite pattern, I told Birdseye she would have to wait, not long, just a couple of days.


My daughter asked me awhile back if I would make a wallhanging for her office, I think this fabric, Nine Dots by Carrie Nelson for Henry Glass and that pattern, Swoon by Thimble Blossoms are the perfect combination and will make a nice little work of art for a California girl. I'm giving myself three days to come up with a baby Swoon for my baby's office.

So while you're enjoying your fall weekend, I plan to be pretending it's summer! (Plus the time changes this weekend, an extra hour, just what I need!)
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16 comments:

  1. I have that pattern, too, and it is definitely on my do-it-soon list. I think the big blocks will be a lot of fun and fast to make up. Can't wait to see yours!

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  2. I've been putting this one off for a while...but oh, it looks like fun! :)

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  3. I'm itching to make Swoon myself - have my stack of fabric all ready! But, it's Christmas is coming and my sewing time is not my own right now o:(

    dlwharp@yahoo.com

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  4. Oh it will be stunning and she'll love it.

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  5. Swoon is on my list, too. Have a good weekend, Thelma.

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  6. An extra hour for quilting, thanks for the reminder! Yippee! Now, where did you buy the Nine Dots? My usual sources aren't stocking it. I had it in mind for a project.

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  7. Nine Dots is going to look so fabulous in Swoon!!!!! I can't wait!!! :-)

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  8. Just love Swoon and your choice of fabrics! Your daughter is going to love it ! Have a great weekend sewing !

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  9. I'm working on Swoon now. Four blocks done already. Those fabrics will look beatiful.

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  10. isn't amazing how readily we drop our plans for our babies?!?

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  11. Can't wait to see how fabulously it turns out!!

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  12. Ha ha Thelma, you are so funny. Just when you have us all convinced that you are organized and disciplined, you go and do something silly like this! Your daughter will love it, and yes, it will be perfect for a California girl!
    *sillysally* aka choc chip addict

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  13. A girl just has to do what a girl has to do - explanation not necessary - that is going to be a very happy little quilt. Judy C

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  14. What a great combination, Swoon and Carrie's beautiful fabrics! I'd also like to make a baby version of Swoon but I have three or four others to finish first - Christmas isn't that far away!

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  15. Very fun! I can't wait to see the finished quilt:)

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  16. I wouldn't have been able to resist that fabric either...will enjoy seeing it made into a Swoon quilt.

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