Last year, I started seeing quilts made with Camille's Swoon pattern and thought how much I really like it and, in fact, wouldn't mind having it on my own bed. Of all the quilts I have made through the years I have yet to make one to put on the very bed I sleep in. I think it's time.
The pattern is available as a PDF download. I'm so glad designers and online shops are embracing this concept. For starters, I like the idea of not consuming more paper and plastic typical of most patterns. But most of all, I like how fast an electronic pattern gets here because you know how it is, when you decide you just need to make something, it's hard to wait for the goods to arrive.
I ordered my Swoon pattern several months ago and it's been sitting in a folder, awaiting my attention. Prior to Christmas, I pulled several fabrics with the idea of making it for a family member who had gotten married the previous year. Over Christmas, I learned she has taken up quilting of late and her Facebook shows me she is doing just fine making quilts on her own. Right about when her photos started turning up online, Katy at I'm a Ginger Monkey announced a Swoon Along. That's right, a sew-along centred on Swoon! I decided my niece is going to get along just fine without a quilt from me, so I'm taking the plunge and swooning along with the others and in the end, I'll have a quilt for my bed! It takes 18 fat quarters (or the equivalent) plus background to make this quilt.
My choices are inspired by the fabric at the bottom of the stack. It is a multi-colour print from Kate Spain's Central Park line which was out about this time last year. There are a few coordinates from that line in this stack and the rest are ones I pulled from my stash. I think it will come together nicely. I've washed and pressed all my fabrics - let the cutting begin!
I'll keep you posted on my project. The weekend is here and hopefully I will find some time to work on this. The forecast is for snow and cold; I don't want to go outside and since I don't have to, I'm thinking I could make a little progress. Should I say I'm going swooning? That sounds a little sketchy. Instead, I'll say I plan to enjoy happy hours creating - I hope you can,too.