Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Swooning: WIP Wednesday

This week, I've been swooning. I'm finally making my Swoon quilt, a quilt I've ogled for several years. I've had fabric picked out for almost a year (I've tweaked it here and there...), and finally am ready to make it. I just had quilts that were more important get in the way: a Christmas quilt, a Christmas gift, a wedding gift, quilts for my girls' beds, etc. But now, I'm ready to swoon.

Have you made a Swoon quilt? I really love the blocks, and I think I'll probably make a single block mini quilt at some point for my sewing room, because it's one of my favorites.

I actually spent months trying to work out the math on my own; I don't know why, but sometimes I feel like quilt patterns can be overpriced. But the more I worked on it, the more I realized they are a huge bargain when it really comes right down to it--having the math figured out (especially efficient cutting!) is such a time-saver. And then, I was able to get Camille Roskelley's Craftsy class that included the Swoon quilt for around $10, which was only a dollar or so more than the pattern itself, and bought it immediately.

Of course, I didn't get around to sewing it I am, just starting. I have the HST sewn together, and half pressed. I've drawn the lines on my squares for flying geese. Now I just have to find time to do it.

But, I'm really excited. I think I have a fun palette picked out, and I can't wait to see it come together. I'm using some of my all-time favorite fabrics, so I'm sure it'll be awesome.

What are you working on?

I'm linking up to WIP Wednesdays at Freshly Pieced.


  1. Congratulations for starting the project! I hope that you have a lot of fun working on it as it sounds like you have been preparing and looking forward to it for quite a while. :)

  2. I have never made a Swoon quilt, but like you I stood back and just looked~ good for you taking it on!

  3. Quilt patterns are so worth it! It has taken me a while to realize that as well!

  4. I had never heard of a swoon quilt so I had to look it up. Looks like a great block that will make a very pretty quilt.