I couldn't resist........
The lovely Katy posted over the weekend that she was hoping people would join her in a Swoon QAL and I couldn't resist!
I bought the pattern a couple of months ago when I realised that my FQ bundle of Joel Dewberry's Heirloom would be my perfect fabric for a Swoon quilt. I even bought backing and binding, but I couldn't decide on background fabric so my fabric and pattern sat patiently waiting.
A little voice in my head wondered if my beloved stash of Heather Ross's Mendocino might be the perfect fabric, but cutting up those treasured FQs requires bravery that I'm not sure I have, so the pattern waited some more.
Yesterday afternoon I decided to size down the block and use some of scraps of Mendocino (I just couldn't cut anything bigger than a scrap!) I thought if I decided to go ahead and use Mendocino for the quilt, it would be a pretty co-ordinating pillow.
I'm so glad I made a wee block first! The Swoon quilt is not "The One" for my Mendocino. I love this little block, and can't wait to quilt it and turn it into a cushion, but now the Mendocino Swoon thing is out of my system I can proceed as planned with the big pile of Joel Dewberry :) and I've ordered some white poplin for the background.
If you fancy Swooning too you should hop over to the group on Flickr. There are some gorgeous blocks, fabric and fully finished quilts in there already!
Our schools and nurseries went back today, so I have a peaceful empty house for the next 45 minutes! I'm off to have a coffee and sew some Bee blocks :)