Saturday, February 25, 2012


little by little this swoon top came was a tough road

I started in January and here it is the end of February.  Life happened.  Play dates. B-day parties. Gymnastics. Day trips. MOPS. Bible study. Every day things that fill up the hours.  You know those things we mommies go through.  Bills to pay.  Home improvements.   It keeps me occupied while hubby is far away at work though.  The good and bad are here,but it is what you make it and God will ensure I will BE OK.  That is how I make it through it.

  God by my side and Ayden there to make me smile. 

 And quilting!!!!!!!!!!  OH yes quilting!

Onto the quilting..........

another block...another piece to the puzzle in this quilt for that someone special to me

 red, white and blue, red being her favorite color

my lifesavers......the glue to hold those delicate seams in place, their fine points are wonderful, they need to be plentiful at all times in piecing

in the raw.....proudly showing off all its pressed quarter inch seams and pretty points as I pin the the rows of 3 to the next row of 3
I like this part because I know I am creating a top that will become one whole piece really,really soon:)

adding the framework....the white borders that will place all nine of the SWOON blocks at center stage
I added another 4 inch border with the blues that were incorporated in the top.  I am using a navy blue backing  and then she will be prepped for quilting!!

More to come;)


Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful fabrics in beautiful blocks!

craftytammie said...

it's so lovely!! i definitely need to make a scrappy swoon. i love the color variations in the red! and the pic of ayden running towards you is great!

Jessica said...

Looks beaaautiful so far! I love the colors!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Pretty blocks!

Pattilou said...

It is coming together nicely! Bright fun colors.

Bits of Stitching! said...

Determination is a great attribute!
I see you got all bases covered to help you keep going.
The quilt is lovely!

Terriaw said...

Cool blocks! I love those colors together. This is going to be one happy quilt.

✾Jamie Lee Cooley✾ said...

I love the color scheme! I agree...I love it when I'm putting together the last part of a complicated block and see those points actually match up sometimes!