Thursday, January 19, 2012
I was determined to wait until I found a pattern that I loved for her bed(s) before I used up my precious Pips. I love the single girl quilt, and I seriously considered that pattern, but I felt like a lot of the people would end up decapitated, which is never a good thing. :) I do plan on making one of those eventually, but not with my pips. It is such the perfect pattern for a little girl though! I do plan on making a throw using some of my scraps from this project and others that blend to put into this room eventually...
This past December I finally decided on the Swoon pattern, and all of a sudden it became a quilt-a-long hosted by Katy. This was my fortuitous moment where I decided that I was supposed to make this quilt!
Last weekend we had a sewing day with the Front Range Modern Quilt Guild, which is a fabulous group if you live in the Front Range area of Colorado from just south of Colorado Springs to Denver/Boulder (you should definitely join!), and my friend Kari was making a block for the Swoon-a-long, which I had already joined but hadn't started cutting. She figured out a way to make the block a little easier by omitting some of the seams, but the caveat is you need a little more fabric. I decided this was the way to go, and I quickly jumped on board.
So, I made this block on Monday and finished it on Monday! I did have to rip and rip and rip, but I would have been doing that anyway. I think that happens anytime you are trying to beat the clock of when nap time ends! I really love it, and Kari has a abbreviated version of how to do it on her blog, which will make sense if you have the pattern already.:)
I am very excited about this swoon-a-long, and if you haven't already joined, now is the perfect time!