This is one of my favorite quilt patterns. It is so versatile. I have done it with fussy cut centers of children novelty fabric several times for quick gifts. This quilt and the one that follows is for the 2012 Hand 2 Hand Charity Quilt challenge. I will be linking to their show of all of this years quilts. Please stop by http://www.confessionsofafabricaddict.blogspot.com/search/label/Hands2Help on Sunday.
This is one of the 1600 quilts. It is such a fun quilt to make. You don't need to compete with anyone but yourself. It goes together mindlessly. I put on a DVD and just GO. I personally found it took longer to iron it than it did to sew it.
This is the back of the 1600 quilt. It is such a fun fabric. I believe it is a Dr. Seuss. No picture of the back of the other quilt it was pretty but plain.
I got 3 more of my Swoon blocks done. 7 done out of 16. I found a real motivator. I booked some time with my long arm quilter for the end of July to have this done. Now I need to keep my end of the bargain.
This is the 3rd block. I went to bed last night with the block in 3 big pieces. Just too tired to finish the last 2 seams. Can you tell which seams I'm talking about. Well I got up this morning and decided to finish it before all of the holiday plans kicked in and voila, I not only put one piece on the wrong end I did both pieces wrong. The one mistake I can accept but after sewing it I ironed it and never noticed it was wrong before adding the other side.
My ripper works well and it was fixed in a matter of 10 - 15 minutes. This should be the worst thing to go wrong with my weekend.
I hope to get some quilting in between errands, picnics and parties this long weekend here in the states. I'm heading out to get my toes done so they will look pretty in my sandals.
Enjoy your holiday. Go hug a veteran and say thanks.