Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Feb 1st, Works in Progress

Baby "love" quilt, finished last week!

Working on my For the Love of Solids Swap . . . 
this is one idea in progress . . . 
a Swoon made of solids.
(no progress on my other swoon blocks -- I have 3 done, 6 to go)

Such a fun block,
but oh no, 
on one of these I sewed the triangles in the opposite direction.
Do I really want to rip it out and re-do it? 
I might wait until I have the rest done,
then see how out of place it looks.
Or should I alternate directions with each row?

I also jumped in on Faith's Solstice Stars Quilt Along.
I absolutely love the blocks that she has chosen,
especially the paper pieced ones!
This is way too many things to have in progress.
I need to finish something, soon!

Today my daughters' school ice skating party has been canceled,
so I'll have more time to sew.
We've had such warm weather here in Minnesota,
the ice rink at their school has melted!

Linking up to:
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced


  1. You are a busy woman, Michelle! The blocks look great! My favorite is the purple swoon block. I think your idea of swoon in all solids is great one. I haven't seen that done. All these swoon blocks I'm seeing around blog land are making me think I need to start swooning.

  2. The sparkle blocks look great. And I would not have even noticed that the triangles were facing the opposite direction. Alternating rows might be a fun idea though, as long as you have your layout pre-determined.

    The solids swoon looks amazing. I really like that.

  3. I wouldn't have noticed the [alleged] mistake in the Sparkle blocks and I most certainly wouldn't pick out the seams if it were me. I LOVE what you're up to for your FTLOS project!

  4. Oh, man!!! Everything looks great! I love that Solids block!!!

  5. oh my goodness I love your solid Swoon!! That's so perfect!! bummer about the sparkle blocks....how about put the one block on the back & keep moving forward....

  6. Love all your blocks (including the one with the special feature points) but I really love your FTLOS Swoon, how fab!

  7. Everything looks beautiful. For the sparkle punch, I would alternate rows or just put in a few going in the 'wrong' direction for interest. That's how much I hate seam ripping. :)

  8. The solid swoon block looks great, and I guess I would also not have notice the wrong direction of the triangles in the sparkle blocks...

  9. Ohhhhhhhhh cute love quilt....and I really like your love of solids swap quilt too....nice job Michelle...I did receive my fabric this week; lobe it, thank you very much.

  10. Love your 'love' quilt, Michelle! Beautiful! I've never seen a solid swoon block but it looks great!

  11. I like those bottom blocks the star. Those are cool love how you did the diffident colors.


  12. I am jealous of how many swaps and quilt alongs you have time to participate in! Your baby quilt looks great and I love the work you are doing on the solids quilt. I found you through the Freshly Pieced link up, thanks for sharing!

  13. Fun projects! You're making me want to join in Faith's star project. I don't think I'd rip out your Sparkle block. I think it will look great!

  14. Your baby love quilt is fantastic! I love grey in quilts it really makes the colours pop.

  15. Beautiful work, Michelle! I especially love your solid swoon block.

  16. I love solids. I have two quilts on the go made from solids. I would leave your sparkle block as a rogue block. I tend to work with my mistakes when possible.

  17. Oh my Solids AND Swoon?? Too good to be true!! I say just make one more sparkle block each way instead of seam ripping, I think it looks cool!

  18. Love your Swoon in the solids and the love quilt is very cute!!

  19. Ooh, I love the solid Swoon with the gray background. So pretty! As for the Sparkle quilt, I would make alternating blocks with the triangles pointing different ways, but I'm really OCD about stuff like that.

    Love your blog! I've been reading lots of your older posts and am impressed with how much you get done.