Thursday, July 19, 2012

Back in the Swoon of Things

Yesterday, I decided to do a little bit of sewing.

First I had to fix the ironing board cover because it keeps sliding off (drives Mr. P crazy when he tries iron a shirt for work).

Then I had to fix a tear in one of Mr. P's shirts.

Then I had to fix a button and buttonhole on one of Mr. P's shirts.

Then I had to do a bit of tidying up in the sewing room.

Then...finally...I got down to some sewing and some quality time with Bernice.

You know that it has taken me a very long time to decide what to do with Swoon. I had the blocks ALL finished in February. Unbelievable that the quilt has been in pieces on my spare room bed since then. Just plain sad, if you ask me.

So, here's what I did:

I added 4 1/2" sashing between each of the blocks and used the pinwheels I made from leftover triangles as cornerstones. I haven't sewn the sashing + cornerstone blocks to the rows of blocks yet, but here is an idea of what it will look like:

Keep in mind, this is all sitting on a single bed, so there isn't much room to spread it all out. The strips are just sitting on top of the rows of blocks here.

I think it's going to look great.

I still have the quilting dilemma, though. Maybe if I take it nice and easy, I can quilt this myself, one block at a time. It's already been a long-term project so obviously I'm not in a big hurry...

I didn't get back to the sewing today. I had a lunch/shopping date with my friend Maria. Although I should not have been shopping, I did end up with a new pair of capris, a pair of jeans and a shirt - all 50% off. But the guilt...oh the guilt... I had to confess to Mr. P right away instead of hiding the loot.

See what being home all summer does to me?


Lynne said...

Looking good - and as long as there is no deadline looming, it doesn't matter how long it takes as long as you're enjoying the process and the project.

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, I love the way you're setting your swoon Rachel. Do take your time to quilt -- you'll be happier in the end!

andsewon said...

Oh Goodness! Is there now I time limit on how long we take to finish our projects!!!???!!If so the Quilt Police will throw the book at me! Love how you are setting your swoons. Take your time and enjoy I say!

Julie Fukuda said...

I hope we are not going to start discussing long term projects. It must feel good to be making progress with such lovely results.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Oh I love that idea with the mini pinwheels! I hope you don't mind if I did the same for mine?? It's looks great and an awesome use of those leftovers. :)

QuiltNut Creations said...

Loving the fabrics for your Swoon. I put my mini pinwheels in the border corners of my quilt. I love them.