Friday, January 31, 2014

Mini swoon block and the beach


I have had the large Swoon quilt pattern by Thimbleblossoms for a while now but am still undecided on which fabrics to use. So I thought some practice wouldn't hurt by doing a mini swoon quilt.

 
I raided my stash and came up with this combination of fabric. I purchased this dark grey fabric a while back but it was a little darker than I anticipated. I thought if I used lighter coloured fabrics then the 'swoon' pattern would show nicely.



 
Hubby has been in snowy Colorado for two weeks now and it has meant I can hole myself up in my sewing room when the kiddies are in bed without feeling guilty. 


 
I also managed to do a little bit of Project Life
 
 
 
And I'm still going on my ABC block of the week / S is for stitch quilt.
 
 
Hubby is back tomorrow but unfortunately he missed our little girl's first day at school.
 
 
Summer holidays are now over. I will miss these days of going to the beach
 
 
 
 
 
 
and lovely summer nights

 
However, I'm more than happy to say goodbye to this extreme heat.
 
Happy Stitching
Susie


6 comments:

Maree: said...

I Procrastinate too when I get a new pattern...your block is so pretty love the background colour!

shez said...

Lovely block Susie and what fun the kiddies are having at the beach.xx

laurajane said...

Lovely block Susie,I have that swoon pattern and too scared to have a go,it looks very complicated.Great pics of the kiddies enjoying the water.xx

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I am with you on this heat. Today is supposed to me 43 here so I've already done the supermarket for the cut meats etc for the school lunches. I love your Mini Swoon block and the background. It really makes the fabrics pop. Hope Miss Lily is as excited to go back tomorrow as she was on friday. hugs

Nicky said...

LOVE the Swoon with the dark background Susie, it's going to be a wee stunner! Your kids are adorable, how did the first day go?? Your beach days look like lots of fun....

Gillian said...

That block is really beautiful, I love the colours. Your beach days look like so much fun, what a gorgeous place. x