Sunday, 5 February 2012

pass me the smelling salts

I'm swooning.

Actually I'm all swooned out - or at least, I got my 9 blocks finished and sashed and DONE on Friday and I am so so happy with how it turned out.

swoon top - done!

I'm really pleased I listened to the advice of the majority and carried on after I was waivering on my 4th block. 

For the sashing I went a little bit wider and cut my strips 3 1/2" and added 4 cornerstones around the centre block, just to change it up a little and because I had some leftover squares hanging around. I like cornerstones in sashing, mostly because I don't much enjoy sewing sashing and the cornerstones make it a heap easier to line up your rows (yep - it's not for the look, it's for the cheat. I am all about that).

swoon top - done!

And what about the group action? There has been so much going on in that flickr group, I can hardly keep up. Seriously, it's crazy how many blocks pop up each day.
Here's a selection of pics of the awesomeness going on right now over there. Click the pic to take you through to the credits. (Yes - you have spotted a cross stitched swoon quilt going on there too. I know. It's out of the ball park awesome, isn't it?) I think what makes me more amazed is how everyone has taken the pattern and added their own personality to their quilt. Each one looks different, even the ones made from the same fabrics. Each is as individual as the quilter that created it, and that is a real treat for me every day, just looking to see what is going on there and commenting on all the new blocks. I love it.

some of the action in the swoon along group this week

47 comments:

Poppyprint said...

oooo, snowy quilt photos, the BEST!! Your swoon turned out fantastically, and good on ya for pushing through to 9!!

Catherine said...

It's turned out lovely!

It IS fascinating the way everyone's swoon blocks are so different - I thought RachelDaisy's swoon houses were inspired. ( here http://bluemountaindaisy.blogspot.com/2012/01/not-quite-resisting-temptation.html )

Amy said...

It's amazing, I love the scrappiness of it!
I agree, there are so many beautiful blocks and I find myself having to check in every day to see whats going on.

Reene@Nellie's Niceties said...

Fantabulous!! Can't wait to see this one all quilted up :)

Megan said...

Hooray for snowy FO pictures! PS your Swoon is still my very favorite :)

Spoolhardy Girl said...

It's done! YAY! It's so fabulous, Katy! I cannot wait to see what Angela does with the quilting! You are the bomb diggety dawg for getting this group together. It has really made my winter so happy! YAY for Katy!!

thedodds said...

So beautiful, love the cornerstones and am, frankly, pretty jealous! x

amy smart said...

I like cornerstones for the exact same reason.

SO impressed with the finished Swoon! Gorgeous! (Esp knowing how busy you are!) Does it count that I purchased the pattern? I even picked out the fabric for four of the blocks. Keep checking that flickr group, because one day I just might surprise you with a finished block. I'm still glad you got the ball rolling for me. :)

Richard Healey said...

I love the swoon blocks and can understand why you might give up. I gave up before starting. But its on the one day to do list. Your top looks wonderful.

http://richardquilts.blogspot.com

Ullhärvan said...

It looks amazing!

Rachel said...

Well done! Yours looks lovely. I really, really like the cornerstones around the middle block and may just find myself copying/stealing that idea. I also plan to cut my sashing wider (and add a border) because I want my quilt to fit a queen-sized bed. I finished block 7 last night! I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

How are you quilting this beauty?

Flying Blind... said...

I am too jealous of your snow to even comment on the amazing Swoon!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Your Swoon is gorgeous!

Kaylee said...

Love it! I'm starting to wish I didn't do a plain white background...O well. Still think it will be ok!

Annabella said...

Oh I love it!! Scrappy anything is always good but this is the best.

Live a Colorful Life said...

I love your blocks! It's been following the progress on Instagram.

Jules said...

awesome, i love it. I am glad you did the whole 9. And thanks for the hint on the corners for the sashing!. So what's next Katy?

Jen said...

Love it. It looks terrific. Can't wait to see it quilted.

Mrs Shilts said...

Wow Katy, it looks amazing! How nice does it look against that unbroken snow...perfect x

Sarah@PingsAndNeedles said...

totally awesome ... so pleased you didn't listen to my ha'pence worth!

I'm gonna cut my swoon blockbuster this week! woot!

audreypawdrey said...

Your Swoon is gorgeous! It makes me want to make a scrappy one, too. I need to finish my first one first though.:) It is so fun to see all the different variations of this block; they all look so fabulous!

Shannon said...

Your swoonery looks amazing!! I too will be adding corner stones...also for the cheat! (I absolutely hate sewing long straight strips...I feel like it should be easy, but mine always end up wavy and annoying!)

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous Swoon !!
I am also v jealous of the snow .

Angelina S. said...

I love your Swoon quilt! So pretty! I can't wait to see it all quilted and bound!

Angie Stevens said...

Habitat is my all-time favorite fabric line. I love it.

aksherry said...

Wow! I love it! Due to an injury my sewing has slowed down to a slow crawl right now!! Can't wait to finish mine.

Michelle said...

How do you do that??? It looks fantastic! thats what I love about stalking other peoples blogs you get to see things put together that you wouldn't otherwise think of. oh.. and I just read your friends bio, great job, put a big smile on my monday face... Michelle xx

Sarah Craig said...

Beautiful quilt, but even better, the tip that cornerstones make it easier to keep your blocks in line!! I never thought of it that way before, but it makes perfect sense - so I see cornerstones in my future!!

Material Mary said...

Just wanted to say how much I enjoy your blog. You have provided me with so much inspiration. Can't wait to do the vomit quilt and the tie quilt...love love love. Your swoon quilt is amazing. I love the scrappy. I just finished swoon for our local quilt store out of Ruby. what a fun pattern. I also am checking out fat quarterly--genius. I will be subscribing in the very near future.
Mary

Audrie said...

Oooh it turned out just beautiful! So glad you went ahead and made more blocks!!

Also, that Mega Swoon quilt is AMAZEBALLS. Brilliant idea!

cat and vee xoxo said...

total awesomeness, love it a LOT, you must be so happy. Those little coloured squares in your sashing look great. Looking forward to see the quilting and binding. I'm so jealous of your snowy quilt pics - we're having a hideously hot, muggy day (in Brisbane, Australia). cat.

Eva said...

Wow! I might need some smelling salts, too, your quilt top looks amazing! I love it! And the mosaic from the group is so great! I love to see all the different blocks popping up, too! And an embroidered Swoon ...! Genius!

Jan said...

Glad you finished it. It looks great!
I'm way behind you - only 6th block finished and have run out of fabric!

Sadie said...

Swoon is fab :-) the cornerstones really work on this, truly pull it all together.
Very jealous of all your snow!

Cheryl Arkison said...

What a lovely Toe Catcher photo too - nice boots.
So glad you stuck with it. Love the combo of scrappy with that background material.

Katy Cameron said...

Love your scrappy Swoon, and the ones I've seen popping up on people's blogs. I really want to try one of the super-sized ones like Jane's

Jacey said...

Holy geez, I love your quilt top. It's awesome, Katy! And I'm loving the group as well. It's so great to see all of the different swoons. Sharon's cross-stitch version is indeed, so clever!!

tink's mom said...

I finished my last block on Saturday and got half the sashing done during the game last night. I do the same thing with the corner stones, it's not cheating, it's a design element. I am actually not going to use cornerstones on the Swoon. Well I don't plan on using them. I want to try to mark the long sashes at intervals that should match up to the star points. Hopefully it will work.

Kelly said...

This turned out beautifully!

**nicke... said...

oh i love yours so much! i am so glad you pushed through! it is gorgeous!!! if you ever wanna swap swoons you just let me know! ;)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

WOW it's incredible! Love the fabrics you chose and the backing is beyond perfect. Gorgeous!! :)

Cathy said...

I shamelessly borrowed your idea of cornerstones!!!! I have the top done too! Yours looks great!!!

picciolo said...

wow I love it!
: )

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littlebluecottage said...

I am loving everyone's swoon pictures and I really love the background fabric for yours. This is going to be awesomesauce.

Rachaeldaisy said...

3 Cheers for Swoon!! What a great pattern!! I love that there are so many different versions of the same block, and they all look fabulous!!

Crissy said...

oh my gosh!! This is so gorgeous. I want to Swoon too!! I love this pattern and seeing it scrappy -- I LOVE IT EVEN MORE. How is that possible?!

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