I finished the last 2 blocks for my Swoon quilt this week! I really like how they turned out and am so, so, so glad that I decided not to use the block with the striped fabric.
I hesitated to use the red fabric in the block above for the center, but I am so glad I did. My friend's wedding colors are red & aqua and I really love that the red takes center "stage" so to speak. Don't get me wrong, I love this fabric line (Vintage Modern by Bonnie & Camille for Moda), but after I started cutting into it, I realized just how heavy it was on the floral & more feminine designs. The red & aqua colors perfectly match my friend's wedding colors, so that is great, but I do worry that her husband might find the quilt a bit "girly". I also think that this block looks better with smaller scale patterns. Hopefully once the quilt top is together, the larger scale florals won't look quite as "bold"...? I can dream anyway...
By the way, my friend sent me paint chips of her red & aqua colors - not to match quilt fabrics, but to pick out my bridesmaid dress. I'm not sure if she realized the paint chip was going to have a dual purpose. Sadly, in the end, the paint chip is only going to be used to pick quilt fabrics as I have decided not to travel to California for her wedding. :( I will be almost 34 weeks pregnant by her wedding date, and have decided that although I *could* fly there for the wedding, it might not be the wisest thing to do. Fortunately I have a great friend & she is very understanding.
In other news, I missed my 1 year blogiversary! It was back on June 26th, but I wasn't paying any attention. Oops. So in honor of that, I am having a giveaway! If you read my blog regularly, you may remember this quilt top. I finished that quilt top just before my horrible pregnancy nausea and vomiting kicked in. I almost have the pieced quilt back completed. Once I get my Swoon quilt completely finished, I am going to finish that 'Starry Christmas' quilt as well as my 'It's a Hoot' quilt!
Since I know I don't need any of the remaining fabrics that I used to make the Starry Christmas quilt, and because it is July, which is a great time for 'Christmas in July' events, I have decided to give away the fat quarters & scraps that I had left over from making the quilt & quilt back. So, without further ado, this is what is up for grabs:
12 fat quarters of Blitzen by Basic Grey for Moda. (I had 1.5 fat quarter bundles to make my quilt with, but only used 48 of the fat quarters, in case you are wondering why I had so much extra.) Also included in the giveaway are these:
Miscellaneous scraps. Some are quite small & can probably only be used as strings, and others are fairly decent sized.
To be entered in the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post about anything you'd like. For a second chance to win, follow my blog (I like Bloglovin' for following other blogs, but you can follow however you prefer) and tell me that you are a follower in a 2nd comment (if you want to tell me how you follow as well, that'd be cool as I am interested to know what others use to follow blogs). Please be sure that if you are a "No-Reply Blogger", you leave an email address where I can reach you! US entries only please since I am shipping these myself.
Update: Thank you to all who entered! Random.org has selected a winner:
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