Friday, 10 February 2012

Spring Swoon

So yesterday was cold but sunny and my little pot of hope started to flower...
there is a little more light in the day.  This week I have been working on Swoon block 2 and I went for spring colours, fresh light prints. I used a mix of Amy Butler Soul Blossom voiles and Anna Maria Horner Little Folks.  The cream is Kona Snow.
I also bought a big A2 industrial cutting mat from Creative Grids.  I was a little nervous buying this online, I had one very badly mailed in the past but this one arrived well packaged and is excellent quality!  I also ordered the mini ruler you can see in the pic above, perfect for adding 1/4 seam to little pieces when freezer paper piecing.  I cannot recommend Creative Grids rulers more highly, they grip the fabric so reduce slippage when you cut, easily my favourite rulers.
Today, there is no sun just rain and cold but even late in the afternoon it is light enough to take photos .  Swoon is a bit of a palette cleanser for me, all I have to do is systematically follow instructions, arrange pieces into piles, chain pieces and make assembly lines.  It all fits together like magic
Half term next week so a week off work, time for us all to get over colds, coughs and laze around.  And whilst lazing, finish a quilt for my sister, make a dress for a wedding invitation and make a few bee blocks, plus a few other things to design and plan.
Enjoy your weekend!
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14 comments:

  1. so nice to see that little hint of Spring.
    Your swoon blocks are lovely!

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  2. I am liking your block and fabric choices...I also very much like Creative Grids products, long may they stay in business xx

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  3. Gorgeous fabric choices! I don't think I have anything by Creative Grids, I'll look out for them now!

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  4. hmmmm..never tried Creative Grids rulers, but now I'll search them out. I get so frustrated when my rulers get shifty. Your swoon block is gorgeous, of course.

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  5. I like your airy fabric selection, and I love that little houes (church?) and deer in the center of the block.

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  6. I never try to plant indoor flower. When I go home today and have just discovered the mint I planted is looking sad! The swoon block is lovely! I love the large print in the center and I spy your {pin cup}, how cute!

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  7. what a beautiful block!!!!!

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  8. Love those fabrics, and I really love my creative grid rulers, I have 4 of their squares (at varying sizes) and use them all the time for their fab grippy qualities.

    Enjoy your week off!

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  9. Very pretty Swoon! I'm really loving your watering can too :)

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  10. Creative Grids rulers are hard to beat.

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  11. love that block. perfect fabric choices!

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