Monday, January 9, 2012

Pondering PIPs on a Design Wall Monday

What to do? What to do? So I was pondering which PIP (project in progress) I should exhume from its hermetically sealed storage container and place on my design wall when I read about the Swoon A Long on i'm a ginger monkey's blog. Yes - that's the one I'll release from its plastic tomb!

Now the good part of restarting this project is I already have 3 blocks done, so I'm 33% of the way finished right off the bat - and I had cut out some fabrics for additional blocks. Another jump on the project- wow I'm feeling very successful here - LOL! These are the ones I already put together.

So I got another block partially together and that brings it up to almost 44% finished. Oh I know how to make myself feel good, don't I?

All the prints are Kaffee Fasset fabrics and as you can see I've used another yellow tone on tone for the background. Yellow- my background color of choice!

I do love that Swoon pattern. I've already done one quilt from it. Remember the Halloween Swoon? This pattern looks good in any fabric, IMHO.

Have you seen the new patterns Camille has released? Check here. The "On a Whim" is calling my name. Like Swoon I think this will look great in lots of fabric choices.

Well, Monday's are easier this quarter. My son's class schedule has changed so I don't have the all day driving rodeo and I am thankful for that. He has his volunteer job today and I have a quilt guild meeting tonight. I'm suppose to give a little chat on how much fun it is to read blogs. Now you know I'm thoroughly enamoured with blogs but we have lots of members who've never ventured into the cyber world. Time to escort them in!

Happy stitching!
carol fun


  1. Good start on the next quilt. I really like the yellow for a background. I have not done one with a yellow or cheddar but have been thinking about one some day.

  2. Yellow is a great background choice. I really like it. Keep up the good work (and the math practice).

  3. This pattern is very striking, love it!

  4. I love your blocks! Have fun tonight at the meeting. I know a lot of ladies don't venture into the cyber world, but I think if they did, they'd really like it. I have meet some really awesome people on the net (you being one, of course) and reading someone's blog is almost like sitting and "visiting" with if we can just figure out how to share the cookies and tea, we'd have it made! :)

    Blessings always

  5. I want cookies and tea!

    I did a similar talk last spring. Take lots of things to show them....maybe even give them a few safe destinations and it will help your cause.

  6. Love your fabric choices. So bright, colourful and 'in your face'. So many are afraid to use them. Thanks for cheering up my day!

  7. More bright blocks with yellow them!

  8. Wow! Love the colors and patterns in these blocks!

  9. Swoon is such a versatile block--I've seen it so many different ways and it looks great always. Your yellow looks just right with those Kaffe prints. Can't wait to see what 99% looks like :)

  10. What a fun way to jump start a project and get off to a great start. Your fabrics are just beautiful. It is going to be a great quilt.

  11. Those fabrics are stunning. What a beautiful quilt it will be.

  12. Blogs are the best place for inspiration IMHO. I'm loving these blocks!!



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