On my Design Wall….Swooning

This pattern – Swoon – has been in the To Do Pile for six months or more.  After waiting nearly three months for the fabrics to arrive from o/s, they finally found the cutting mat and blocks 1 and 2 are complete.

While I was waiting so patiently (not!) for said fabrics, I hit the scrap bin and whipped up a block called ‘Goose In a Puddle’ from one of Bonnie Hunter’s books.  This block is approx 14″ unfinished, so you can see the Swoon Blocks are monster sized at 24″.

Swoon 1 and Swoon 2 (sounds like something from Dr Seuss)


A Burst on the machine

Today was all about newsletters, updating websites, newsletters, meetings, brochures. Enough!  I needed to clear my head and the Bernina need to go for a run.  We found a jelly roll and some instructions for a Hexagon Quilt Along on Jaybird’s Blog.  I’m only 6 months behind, but thought this looked like something relatively easy and fun to do. 

In less than an hour, I had sewn 42 strips together, cut out the triangles and put togehter the first 3 hexies.

The fabric line is Botany by Lauren and Jessi Jung for Moda

Hushabye Quilt for Miss M

I took 2 of these charm packs – Moda Hushabye by Tula Pink

hushabye charm pack

sewed them together, sliced and rearranged them to make a Disappearing Nine Patch pattern


added some off-white Kona cotton sashing

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the backing fabric

hushabye owl stripe

and machine quilted it with a “meandering” design

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The finished size is approx 50” x 50” .  I hope baby Miss M likes her new quilt!