Thursday, January 19, 2012


Yep. I was bit by the Swoon bug.

I even joined the Swoon-along over on flickr.

But then I had doubts.

I couldn't decide on a color palette or fabrics.

I couldn't decide where this quilt was going to live.

And mostly, I wasn't sure where I was going to find the time to make a gazillion half-square triangles and flying geese.

I was on the verge of giving up when I realized - hey, I can make just one block! The blocks are enormous (24.5" square) and one will make a lovely wall hanging.

Whew! It was so liberating to let myself off the hook for the whole quilt. And I really enjoyed making this one block using some of my very favorite fabrics. You see that sewing machine in the center block? Love it!

And I love this lady peeking out in her coral dress - so fashionable!

So glad I listened to my gut and went with one block instead of a whole quilt. Someday, I'll probably tackle the larger project but for now, this is perfect. I'm going to look for other ways to simplify and/or minimize larger projects that keep getting put on the back burner.


  1. Glad it's not just me! I keep visiting and re-visiting this block design and can't quite get it. There's something I just don't like about it, but there tons I actually love about it. Still haven't yet figured out how to "fix it."

    However, the single blocks are all lovely, like yours!

  2. Have you see Emedoodle's one Swoon block quilt- yours would look stunning like that.

  3. LOVE the fussy cut star center - it's perfect! I hope you have room on a wall in your sewing space to hang it up. It's just adorable.

  4. I love the fabric w/ the sewing machine. Can I ask what manufacturer and the name of it?? Thx.
    Lroghair (at) aol (dot) com


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