Monday, 30 January 2012


Hooray I've completed 3 of 9 blocks for my Swoon quilt!! I'm really proud of this achievement as I've had a funny old couple of weeks with my health, I really dislike these last few weeks of pregnancy and I must admit I'm struggling with it.

Anyhow here is block #3

And block #2

And block #1

I've also completed the centre patchwork square for the Made In Cherry Quilt-A-Long and will be sewing the points up today so it will be magically transformed into a star!

We've been busy on the baby front too. I've had acupuncture to try and relieve the pain I'm in, which I'm pleased to say has worked and has eased it somewhat. 

We've also had a little buying spree this weekend. This is just some of it, we got a mobile for the crib, a changing mat and more vests!

We're also in full nesting mode and have cleared the kitchen/diner out to be redecorated, including ripping the floor up and laying a stone tiled floor!!! It was originally that putrid magnolia colour they paint all new houses in, we're going for white walls throughout that will highlight our bright appliances and handmade goodies.

Finally as a little treat to myself I've booked myself onto an English Paper Piecing course been run by the the lovely Katy of Monkey Do. I figured that when the baby arrives it might be easier to get some handsewing done until we get in a routine!! Check out the details here, be quick mind, I think there's only one place left......


  1. Loving the swoon blocks. I'm in full decorating mode too. A whole house that hasn't been touched for over twenty years. Wholly depressing, but making inroads slowly. I'm going for white everywhere, so much easier when armed with a roller. The little squares are great - it's going to be a star? Looking forward to seeing it.

  2. Those blocks really are 'swoon-able' What a lovely quilt that will be. And nesting already? Is that baby coming soon?

  3. Woohoo! Your swoon blocks are just stunning. I am just so impressed you can still fit close enough to your machine to sew. Good luck with the renovations and thank goodness for accupuncture.

  4. Your swoon blocks are fantastic. Good luck with your pregnancy and the nesting!

  5. Love your swoons, hope the acupuncture keeps helping!

  6. OMG your swoon blocks are just gorgeous! Make sure you take it easy these next few weeks Mrs, take care xx

  7. Lovely blocks. Hope you keep well and acupuncture keeps helping. I love the look of the hat for your new wee man. Juliex

  8. Love both of the quilt-a-longs you're doing, your swoon blocks are really beautiful. I am seriously tempted to have a go.

    Hope your last few weeks of pregnancy go well - great stripy baby hat!

  9. Love the swoons especially the background fabric. Lucky you going on Katy's course - I learnt how to do hexies from her at FofQ, would love to do more hand piecing.

  10. Swoonsome blocks - love that bright pink. Hope these last few weeks of pg pass nice and quickly for you.. enjoy the nesting xx

  11. Sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Your swoon blocks are looking fabulous. The Lipstick Sketch really complements the fabrics. Have fun EPP with Katy.


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