Wednesday, February 1, 2012


I haven't been up to much these last couple of weeks, because last week my husband came down with a very nasty case of tonsillitis.  Yuck.
 He was sick, I mean, down-in-bed-with-a-temp-of-103-sick for about five days.  Poor guy.  He missed three days of school, which isn't good when you're in your last year, upper-level classes in Human Biology. 

So, I spent last week nursing him back to health and then playing catch-up when he finally went back to work and school on Thursday. 

This week, I've caught the same thing, although not as bad, thank goodness.  Even if I was as sick as he was, there would be no way I'd be able to just crawl into bed and be sick!  So thankfully I've not been that sick, but just under the weather enough that I don't feel like doing much more than hang out with my little ones and do some paper piecing!

But I did manage to finish my first Swoon block last week between sick calls for my husband! 

I decided that after reading the directions for the Swoon blocks, I should probably not cut right into my Ruby, but I should test my Swooning skills with some different fabric.

So I grabbed a couple of Kate Spain (I think they're Kate Spain, but I've had them for awhile)  fat quarters, and got started!

I was so excited that I got all my corners and points to match.  But to tell the truth, there was some seam-ripping involved!

It went so well and I liked it so much, that I decided to go ahead and quilt and bind it.

I used straight-line echo quilting on the star, and then I thought I'd try some pebbling on the white spaces.  It took me forever!  It was worth it, because I LOVE the way it turned out. 

I bound it in a grey geometric print, which I think worked really well.

All in all, I think I achieved Swoon success! 

To see more beautiful Swoon inspiration, check out the Swoon-a-long on Flickr!

And as far as my paper-piecing goes, as soon as I get these pretties put together, I'll be ready to start connecting them into a quilt.  I can't wait!

I'm Linking up!

Fresh Sewing Day

Small Blog Meet

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Somehow I didn't join the swoon-a-long, but I love looking at all the results!

  2. I love the quilting you've done. And I like your idea--I think that a practice round is definitely in order before going right out and cutting into my lovely fabric for my swoon blocks!

  3. Your swoon quilt is beautiful!

  4. It's fabulous! Good for you : )

  5. The quilting on this is amazing!!

  6. Your swoon turned out just lovely!!! I am swooning!! :):) hugs

  7. love your swoon block and the great quilting!

  8. That's awesome!! I have been swooning over this quilt along, but don't think I can add another one to my already bursting at the seams project calendar. I popped over from the small blog meet and can't wait to follow you and see what all your doing. When you get the chance I would love for you to stop by my blog and have a look around. I hope your having a wonderful day.

  9. ps I'm so glad your family is all feeling better!!

  10. Those colors are gorgeous and I love the texture of the quilting!

  11. this is just beautiful ! I am not swooning along , but the Central Park fabric caught my eye ; love it !! It is Kate Spain! I've coveted mine for over a year and just started using it !!!


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