Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Work in Progress Wednesday - Week 36

I missed making Swoon blocks. And I love how the corners in this one swirl.
Tried something new for this one - pressing the seams open. It's a very bulky block, especially in the 8" size. I found that my points weren't as neat, but it lays much flatter. I think in the future, I'll do a mix of open and nested seams.
The back is prettier, though.
Oh, and don't you just hate when you find out someone else is doing your "thing"? Cupcakes 'n' Daisies made a 6.75" Swoon block. And I thought 8" was small!

 Finished quilting the Steelers Quilt, but it's too cloudy and windy outside for glamour shots. So have a sneak peek for now.

Hunter's Star, round two - 84/90 light blue half-blocks - halfway home stretch! The next strip will be half light and half dark!

Fat Quarter Stars - two blocks behind (still! ugh!)
Argyle Quilt Along - top done until I start seam picking
LQS Saturday Sampler - won't be going this month, so pushed to the back burner
Quiltville Orca Bay - starts 11/18

Christmas Sewing:
Grinch panel quilt - niece - sashed out and border #1 is on
Rudolph panel quilt - the Dude

Untouched This Week:

Awaiting Quilting:

New Projects: 0
Completed Projects: 1
In Progress: 17

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  1. Your swoon is absolutely gorgeous!


  2. I know exactly what you mean! I just thought I came up with a block design on my own, only to discover it on flickr later... Like your "tiny" version of swoon!

  3. Love the swoon! I made a whole swoon quilt and pressed all of my seams open, except for the sashing seams. I don't think I could have made it work with pressing all seams to the side. Very bulky indeed!

  4. Am I the only one who has not done Swoon!!? I love it and really need to get off my duff and do it already.Your 8" blocks really seem small to me, but then you mentioned 6" -yikes!

  5. I just bought the Swoon pattern and can`t wait to get started. Just waiting on some fabric! Love this block - it looks like beautiful wood.

  6. Glad to see more swoons may be in the works! Your new block is great, Kate! And yes, I understand when you find out someone was doing your 'special' thing. I did this week too - to be revealed soon!

  7. Love the colours in this block, it'll look great against the very bright ones. I thought of pressing seams open, I'll try it this time.