New Year. New Quilt. I have bought this pattern twice (don't ask why - it makes no sense) and I am darned if it's not going to get used.
So, if I make a swoon quilt, will you make a swoon quilt? A kind of quilt along, but not necessarily a strict 'we shall be doing X,Y,Z on these dates, woe betide you if you fall behind'.
(if you click on any of the pics below it takes you tho the flickr photo. I recommend you click, then you can see lots of other pics of those quilt. They're all so lovely)
I can no longer resist the charms of swoon.
It has beaten me.
You know you want to too.
Go get yourself the pattern from here (it's a downloadable - yay - instant gratification!) and let's start to have a little think about what fabrics we're going to use. I think Habitat and a moda cross weave in natural. The fabrics Angela used for her bow tie quilt that I love so much.
The swoon kit using Camille's ruby fabrics is on sale right now at Fat Quartershop. Oooh - is that an omen?
Want to know what you need?
Fabric requirements -
4 1/4 yards background fabric
3/4 yard binding
5 yards backing fabric
The quilt finishes up at a pretty useful on any bed 80" square. I am told that each block takes around 2 hours to make, so is a block a week an achievable number? I think so. If you play I bet I can get some nice prizes for giveaways and contests along the way. Ooooh. Shiny prizes.
I set up a flickr group for those of you that want to join in. Please do. I don't want to be alone. (We need a button, I'll work on that...)
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