Monthly Archives: August 2013

Swooning over Acacia

Nothing finished to show today. Been tailoring mens clothes all weekend. How about something new instead?

If you are a part of the quilting/sewing world online than you have probably heard of Tula Pink. What this girl can design and produce is amazing.

I was a little late jumping on the Tula Pink bandwagon. I didn’t know too much about her until her latest book came out and the quilt along started. One of the things I learned was that she has a new line of fabrics coming out next month, Acacia.


Photo by Westwood Acres

Oh my goodness. Aren’t they just yummy!!

While I am not in love with all the purples, I think in the grand scheme of it all that they balance out the rest of the colors.

I pre-ordered mine from Westwood Acres on Etsy. It’s a fabulous shop that carries all the latest and greatest fabrics.

I don’t buy fat quarters much, so when I decided to pre-order this bundle (I got the bundle that has the solids with it) I started thinking about patterns that went best with Fat Quarters. There are tons!! One of the ones I kept coming back to was Swoon by Camille Roskelley.
Once again, late to the Swoon party. But that’s ok. Better late than never, right? Well, that’s what I will tell myself anyway. Hehe

Each block is a whopping 24″ square. Needless to say, it doesn’t take many to turn this into a bed sized quilt. In an effort to not waste/stash any fabric I am setting a lofty goal of 16 swoon blocks. That turns this into a large king sized quilt that we can put into rotation.

Now the hard part…deciding what color sashing/background to use. Hmmm…

Have any of you made a swoon block or quilt? Any tips or hints? Should I cut and piece one block at a time? Spend a full day cutting and separate into baggies for piecing as I can?




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Busy Busy Month!!

I feel horrible that it has been so long since I last posted.

156 half-square triangle quilt blocks? DONE!
Handmade bunting? DONE!
Ring Bearers Pillow? DONE!

Now that the wedding stuff is all completed I can get back to our regular scheduled programming.

As for our regular schedule, I have one project that I am anxious to start working on again. I have a self-imposed deadline for it that I would love to hit. And there are about 10 other projects, waiting in the wings. Which might include a quilt pattern created by me…???!!?!

Also, (because I cant post without a picture or 2, or 8!) the Modern Quilt Guild that I joined is doing a monthly friendship quilt block swap. We provided fabrics and 1 square to start it off. The fabrics that I chose for my quilt are Kaufman’s Kona Dimensions.
I love solids but they are kind of flat for me. These are a great alternative because they have some texture to them when looking at them up close. Got mine from

The block I chose came from my 99 Modern Quilt Blocks book. This block was designed by Emily Cier of Carolina Patchworks. Its called On the Plus Side. I fell in love with this block and it wasn’t until I started making it that I noticed who had designed it. I should have known it would be hers. If you have followed my blog for any length of time you will have seen my Terrain Quilt, my Mario Quilt, and my Ballet Girls quilt, all made from her patterns. I have another one of hers that is halfway done. I have countless other patterns, standalone and from her book, that are in the never-ending queue.

Ok, back to my block. Sorry for that tangent! I am a chatty girl. Here it is:
I LOVE it. All the colors really came together (slate gray, butter, coral, navy) and I can’t wait to see what all the other ladies make to go along with it.

Have some clothing tailoring to work on this week (yuck…I have been watching YouTube videos like crazy trying to teach myself how to do this stuff) and than I will be back with new project yumminess!!


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