A Swoony Ta-dah!

Yeah! I’ve finished my trial Swoon block and I love it. Ok, so some of the points went AWOL but that’s fine. I’m sure nobody is going to go and check my points once it has been turned into a big floor cushion to sit on during a picnic.

This is the fabric I’m going to use for the back of the cushion. After all I want it to be practical. I know Little Miss Bossy-Boots well enough to know she will be dragging it outside to play in the grass and on her climbing frame.

What I like most about this block is that this is not fabric I would buy; it’s just not “me”. My colours are all the blues, greens and greys but now that I’ve finished it I’m really happy with it.

I’m just not sure what to use for the binding. Any suggestions?

Swooning again

First of all I have to apologise for my last blog post. I always say that a blog post without pictures is like toast without butter and there we have some very dry toast. There was supposed to be a picture but I hadn’t taken it yet. I wrote the post in the morning with the intention of posting later after taking a picture of my stacks of cut fabric and a bit of artistry when I hit the wrong button. Oh yes, I hit publish. I know I could’ve deleted the post and reposted it later but decided not to do it. Everyone makes mistakes and I believe that one should stand up for one’s mistakes.

Anyway, I finally finished cutting the fabric for my first Swoon block. I would have finished earlier but sadly I encountered a slight hitch. Two fat quarters are used for each Swoon block and not much is left after you’ve cut out your squares and rectangles. In fact there’s hardly anything left of one colour. Well, my fat quarter wasn’t quite fat enough and I wasn’t able to cut out three (!) rectangles. *Insert some choice words here*

Here’s the fabric that got away:

It wasn’t too bad in the end because this is a trial block. Being a beginner and reading about the difficulty level for this block I decided to use some fabric I won at a giveaway and some sheeting to make a cushion. Little Miss Bossy-Boots has already decided that it will be used for picnics. I’m happy with that.

This is part of my first Swoon block:

I’m really pleased with it. I have learned so much with this block so far and am really hoping that I can finish it today. Might be a tad difficult, though, as Little Miss Bossy-Boots is home with me today.