Monday, February 20, 2012

I’m in a Swoon . . .

Encouraging words of the day.
Shout to the LORD, all the earth; break out in praise and sing for joy! ~ Psalm 98:4, NLT

Ok.  What have I been doing?  Catching-up and wrapping-up and starting-up, that’s what.  I’ve finally finished a couple of mini quilts.  True, they don’t have to be mailed until mid-March but I wanted to finish them up so I could start “swooning.”  Yes, I’m all into the “hoopla” with the Swoon Block  I bought my pattern and spent all day finishing my mini quilts, then choosing the fabric and then cutting the pieces for my first Swoon block. 

Here are little peeks at my mini quilts.  One is off to Australia and the other is off to California.  One is for the “Name Game” swap sponsored by "Samelia's Mum."  The other is for the "New-Beginnings Mini-Quilt Swap.”
This one is for the "Name Game" so I've covered the name up. Maybe you can notice the little tiny piece of thread being used to sew the name on.  BTW, that thread is part of the sampler.
This is the "12 Days of Christmas" found at "Temecula Quilt Co."  I just fell in love with this little sampler and will probably make one of Christmas fabric for myself.  Notice that the first block is made of 1 piece, the second of 2 pieces and so on.

This is a photo of my laid-out Swoon pieces.  I’ll start sewing them together today.
I can hardly wait to keep going.  Or sewing...
Giveaways I've run into:
"Seriously..I think it needs stitches" is giving us the opportunity to win a layer cake of Little Apples by Aneela Hoey. – ends February 25th.
"Making Rebecca Lynne" is having the same giveaway and is giving us the opportunity to win a layer cake of Little Apples by Aneela Hoey. – ends February 25th.
Favequilts is having a giveaway.  You could win Sweetheart Houses Quilt Pattern Designed by Jennifer Bosworth from Shabby Fabrics Gifted by Shabby Fabrics.  This giveaway ends Monday, February 21.
"It's Sew Kiki" is having a big giveaway including cotton threads and 3 fat quarter samplers divided up among 4 winners. – ends February 27th.
I've gotta go sew so . . .
That is all.


  1. Your swoon block will be lovely!

    Love the little spools you made.

  2. Gosh you're way ahead of me with your Swoon! I have to hurry up! I love the way the 12 days of Christmas sampler turned out....

  3. You have been super busy Irene , great 12 days of Christmas , it sure was a fun project wasn't it . Good luck with your swoon blocks , looks great !

  4. I love the 12 days of Christmas sampler and how the # of block pieces go with each day! Can't wait to see your Swoon! xo

  5. welcome to the swoon revolution!! LOL! I , too have been sucked in!! LOL!

  6. What fun!!!! I am so tempted to join in on the Swooning.