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Swoon Blocks 3 & 4

Got 2 more Swoon blocks done yesterday!! I wanted to do 3, I already had the pieces ironed, trimmed, and ready to go, but that didn’t happen. These suckers are time consuming!

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I always forget how large they are until I finish one and go try to put it somewhere for storage. Thank heavens for push pins and empty walls in a closet. 😉

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I am really loving these. Getting excited to see them all together.

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3rd one to be finished this week and than I may work on some other BOM blocks to change things up. Also, need to finish up a quilt for a baby girl that hasn’t arrived yet.

Happy Monday!

🙂
Jess

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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.

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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.
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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?

🙂
Jessica

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