Tuesday, May 8, 2012

WIP Wednesday--Still Swooning

I'm back to Swooning again this week. Thanks for everyone's input last week on the blocks and thoughts on which one to put on the back. So I moved the blocks all around, arranging, rearranging. Here is what I came up with.
Conclusion? After a while they all started to look the same. Which makes me think that it doesn't really matter so much about the arrangement. Although if you have a favorite, or one that simply does not work for you, feel free to chime in.

So let's move on:

I had to take all my Farmer's Wife blocks off the design wall, and they ended up in a pile on the floor:
 just a few--there are close to 100 already!
And I started a quilt for a really good friend. She lives in a place where it is cold and she adores cats. This pattern is "Sliced Coins" by Don't Call Me Betsy. Highly recommended--super cute and super fast. An unbeatable combination.
I wonder if it will take her as long as it took me to notice that "chronicle" is misspelled!

And two of my machines are in the sewing machine hospital. *sigh* It's so good to have a backup.
As usual, thanks to Lee, who does her best to keep us accountable week after week.

Oh, I almost forgot. Major destash of some of my fabric here. You should definitely check it out--you might find something you didn't even realize you needed!


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Donna said... #

My votes for number two, though I think it won't matter. This will be a great quilt!

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Oh I like 2 as well!

Megan said... #

I like 2 and 7. But really, whatever you decide will be lovely.

Salley said... #

Number 1! because you put that greyish block in the middle!

Molly said... #

love the sliced coins quilt- super pretty and love the colors!

Kelly said... #

I like number 2, but I have to admit to loking really hard to spot the differences. Either way it's going to be gorgeous finsihed!

niveas said... #

I love the turquoise Swoon and because of that I love Nr. 2 ;) But you're right. It doesn't matter ;)) It's a great quilt!

Janine said... #

that gave me a headache!

Betty said... #

I agree with you conclusion of the Swoons. And I like a fast and good looking quilt pattern.
In fact I'm going to publish one this Friday!

M-R Charbonneau said... #

Oooh, love your fabric choices on that quilt you are making for your friend. That's going to be gorgeous, Cindy! As for the Swoon layout, I think you are right that they all work. If pressed, I'd say two. It's going to look fabulous all together!

Anonymous said... #

I like number 2 also. It seems to be the most balanced but overall any way you arrange them, it will still be beautiful!

Amy Friend said... #

I think I like 2, 7 and 8 best but my eyes were starting to spin trying to compare them all. You are right...they all start to look the same!

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Carla said... #

I am loving that sliced coins quilt. Great colours :)

Terriaw said... #

You're right, after awhile, the layouts all start to look the same. At first, I was thinking numbers 2 and 3, but then it all blended together. I would say just pick one and go for it! (and don't sweat it)

Love your new quilt project! Boy, you sure have been quilting a lot this year. I look forward to the day when I have time to sew a quilt block together.

Katy Cameron said... #

I think my head just rotated looking at all those swoons ;o)

Loving the pick-up-sticks farmer's wife, do you get to 'plough' through them now? :oD

Fab wee commissioned quilt though :o)

Deborah said... #

I think all the Swoon layouts are great....too hard to choose! Your sliced coins quilt is lovely........I'm going to add that to my list of quilts to make!

stitchinpenny said... #

I want the one with lots of green in the center. just to see it.

Lucy | Charm About You said... #

I hope the machines get better quickly!
Your conclusion about the Swoon layouts made me chuckle, but honestly I think it's because they all look great!!
Love your Sliced Coins too, the fabrics are so cool!

diane said... #

I'd like to see the bright green one in the middle.

salamanda said... #

I agree I think the swoons work in any combo.

grapes and hearts said... #

Oh, I love the colours of your sliced coins! That's a pattern I always wanted to try :o)

lindaroo said... #

I like 2, 5, and 7. I think the arrangements with the gray or black dominant blocks in the center suck all the attention to that spot. I suppose it matters for a wall hanging, or a bed spread, but not so much for a lap quilt. What is your planned use for this beauty?

Your Creative Friends at the Calico House said... #

This is tough, but I vote for #3. The bright green one is tough to balance out with the rest. Love the colors.

Grandma G said... #

Now that I've shown you by my previous comment what an idiot I can be, let me just say that if I were the recipient of the Sliced Coins quilt, I would be honored and totally thrilled!! Seriously. :)

Kris from Duke Says Sew What said... #

I like 1 and 2 best! I'm voting the black one off the island! ( to the back) its gorgeous but an attention stealer.

Mama Pea said... #

I love your coin quilt! It's great! I love the color combo especially.

You know, after I scrolled through all the Swoons, I thought, "They all look a lot alike! LOL." And then you said it. They all look great.

I want to go check out your destash. I've been so busy, I missed it. Sorry!