Fun in my fabric world....

Monday, June 13, 2011

A quick Swoon!

 Just a quick peep...I managed to get some of the Denyse Schmidt fabrics released here in spotlight recently...many thanks to Cathy and Andi! And I have been keen to play with them. Everyone else in Cardy world was busy and I had big plans to mow, spray weeds, wash the car & clean out the pantry (my long weekend was going to be SUPER exciting!!)...but the rain stopped most of those plans ( BTW I did vacuum the car & the pantry is impressive!) so I headed to my sewing room...yay!
Here are my first two blocks of Swoon, a pattern from here...and I love them!
My only trouble was one point was ABSOLUTELY uncooperative...and I mean, this point was mean!
 I reverse sewed umpteen times, talked to it both nicely & nastily, and in the end I resorted to complaining to my mother about nice fabric turning nasty...grrrr! And finally it toed the line! Thanks Mum!
And here is my dear boy, home for lunch with some equally scruffy mates...makes my heart smile!
Cardygirl xx

20 comments:

Adele said...

Oh how i wish we had a Spotlight store here but the closest is Brisbane i would love to get my hands on those Deniyse Schmidt fabric thats exactly what i need for my Gypsy Kisses quilt ;(

Mary said...

I really like that pattern as well! It will look amazing with the Denyse Schmidt fabrics!

shez said...

Alison i love the fabrics in your quilt so fresh looking and your boy could pat you on your head lol he has a cheeky smile

beth said...

sometimes those points need to be left alone...I figure it will give the quilt some character. What a GREAT picture of you and your son! love it!

Gabi said...

Beautiful sewing. Love the fabrics. The picture of you and your son is just great.

Nedra said...

I've been swooning over all the Swoon quilts being made. I must get that pattern!
And remember the old adage of not worrying about any quilt points that can't be seen when riding by on a horse.

LeAnn said...

I just bought Swoon too. Yours is so beautiful so far! I can't wait to make mine now.

Linda said...

Love Swoon and I love your fabric selection!!! I can't wait to see it all done! Darling pic with your son!!

Josie said...

Don't mention dastardly quilt blocks to me! It's all your fault I signed up for Twisted Traditions. If I hadn't seen yours I never would have submitted myself to so much torture!

Love your new blocks and fabric.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

What a shame it rained and you had to sew......LOL...just love those blocks ...and check out that boy, how cute is he....LOL....glad you had a good weekend Cardy...xx

Chocolate Cat said...

Gorgeous blocks, I am hitting Spotlight in Ballarat just in case on Friday but don' hold out a lot of hope!! Your boy doesn't look quite as scruffy as mine at the moment, having to have short hair for school for the last 6 years means now it needs a desperate haircut!!!

broderie said...

i am always 'envious' of all of you that can machine piece so beautifully, one nasty, misbehaving point would be ok by me. i say well done alison!
and what a lovely photo of you and your dear boy, boy to you always of course, but very handsome young man i would say!!!

And This Little Pig said...

Beautiful Cardy, I bet you weren't holding your tongue the right way :D
Lovely fabby. Wasn't the rain a downer, I was going to do about the same, and settled for a weekend of stitching and DVD's
LiBBiE in Oz

Anita said...

Really like that pattern, your blocks look great! At least you got your pantry cleaned....now just to keep it that way! Bit hard when the scruffy uni students come to visit LOL

Too many eggs said...

the block look great.....
was in spotlight this afternoon for a very short period, only peeped at the patchwork fabric...had to dash, we had a dental appointment..

:-)

LuAnn said...

Your blocks are wonderful. The DS fabrics sold pretty quickly here at our shops so hopefullly they will get more soon. I love the ones that you have. Nice looking young man there!

Lori said...

What a lovely photo of you and your son!!

Gorgeous blocks and worth all the unpicking.

Sinta Renee said...

Yeah! I am so glad to see your blocks! I have the pattern but just can't decide on fabrics! Yours look great!!! I might be able to make a decision now- thanks!

Shiralee Stitches said...

Gee I don't think our country Spotlight would have those lovely fabrics, I'll have to look next time I go to town......Great Mum and son piccie.....see you soon!...

Carole said...

What fun! Glad it rained and that you had an opportunity to sew! Bonus! ;o) Hello to your dear boy and his scruffy mates! Cheers!