Wednesday, August 17, 2011

And it begins...

I blogged Friday about my new obsession with Swoon. I indulged this weekend by making my first block.

A new obsession

Instead of using a white background, I chose Kona Medium Gray, my favorite neutral. The two patterned fabrics in this block are Monaluna Mingle Dots in Steel Gray and Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow Flower Fields in Lake.

I had a lot of fun picking my fabrics for this quilt, and I can't wait to see the next block come together. I think I've decided that this will be my new bed quilt!

I can see a big difference in my confidence level when tackling the HSTs and geese in this block. I'm sure a good deal of that confidence comes from my work on mom's mini quilt. Speaking of her mini, I am finishing up the binding. I've sewn the first side on (by machine), and I'm hand sewing the second side. I hope to be done later this week.


  1. I love this design too. Great fabric choices!

  2. i like what you're doing with the colors. i'm definitely in the "white is overdone" camp and i'm eager to see what other fabrics you add to the mix!

  3. I love this block so much - it's such a great look. I swoon at the thought of this being your bed quilt - already looking forward to seeing the finished product.

  4. oh baby! i love it. i love the fabrics, love the gray background! it is perfect. and isn't it awesome how HUGE it is? i love that it covers the whole width of the cutting mat. i feel like i have accomplished so much when i finish one.

  5. Ooh, I love the pattern in that center star. So cool!

  6. oh, so lovely! i just got this pattern and chose the fabrics for it from my stash.

  7. Oh, no, Cauchy and Jacey are both joining in? You guys, how are we supposed to resist!!?

    I know, we're NOT supposed to.

  8. That is a really nice looking quilt, and I love the subdued colors you're using (so far). It will be fun to watch it progress. :)

  9. Ooh, that is lovely! And I can't wait to see more of the flying geese!


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