Thursday, January 26, 2012

Not Quite Resisting Temptation


I'm really trying to get a few WIP's finished without being distracted but there's 2 quilt alongs going on at the moment that I'm finding hard to resist. One is the Building Houses from Scraps where the participants make a little house block from scraps every day for a year!

The other project I'm seeing pop up on everyone's blog is the Swoon along, hosted by Katy of I'm a Ginger Monkey. The super 24 inch pieced block looks so effective in any colour combo or fabric style so it's not surprising that the The Swoon Along Flickr group has over 650 members!!!



I was blog hopping a couple of days ago checking out house blocks and seeing lots of Swoon blocks and all of a sudden I had a light bulb moment - How about I combine the two!?!

Houses + Swoon =


It'll make a sweet doll quilt and Gbf has already asked if this one can hang on our wall. I guess he's used to me sending my doll quilts away. As for a name I'm thinking Little Houses on Swoon Street or Sunny Day in Swoon Town.


There's another quilt challenge I couldn't resist - Liberated Amish 2012. This one is hosted by Tonia Ricucci of Lazy Gal Quilting. We take inspiration from Amish quilts and make something wonky, playful, strictly no pointy points!! Oh yeah - this one's going to be fun!!


48 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh, gosh!! Your "Little House on Swoon Street" is fabulous! What a clever girl you are! And the sun is shining on Swoon Street too! Is it really shining in the Blue Mountains today? Oh, I've just seen the fluffy white clouds of the background! Perfect!

Leanne said...

What a gorgeous block. That's thinking outside the square....

SoozeM said...

Wow I just adore your little houses, very clever!!

Kathie said...

I agree I am trying really hard NOt to join everyone of them too!
Tonya's though I am going to have to give it a try as well! the little houses I knew i would never make one a day!
but i love them :)
yours is adorable!
Kathie

Marg said...

OMG that is THE most brilliant idea. I absolutely love it. You've outdone yourself this time! You are awesome!

Miriam said...

Loooove your combination!!! Very clever! I have started making little houses and I have the Swoon pattern and fabric set aside; just need a few more hours in the day! Lol

Quiltbenaco said...

Sono deliziose quelle casette, anche la tua idea è fantastica!
Ciao

Heather said...

Oh that block really does make me swoon. I really want to get back to sewing soon. I'm needing some colourful fun. Thanks for the mood lift.

Pinkadot Quilts said...

Rachael your block is adorable!!! Can you imagine what an entire quilt would look like??? Very clever.

Heidi said...

You're a genius, this block is so adorable !

Sasha said...

I love Little Houses on Swoon Street!!! Rachael!!!! Your block is amazing! I'm so happy you will be hanging it up in your own home!

Shelley said...

So clever! So sweet! So cute! Love it :)

Elvy Crafts said...

Leave it to you to be so clever, Rachael! Absolutely delightful.

Mary said...

OMG!!! If you could see me you would see I am jumping up and down!!! This is so bloomin' fantastic! You are so darn clever, Rachael....I want to live in your brain! LOVE IT!!!

Robin said...

OMG! I love it! I want one now! I'm making a swoon, but its not near as adorable as this! I see a few pillows for my girls in the future!

LynCC said...

Whoa! A Houses Swoon block! Way too much fun. And I'm so in love with your kitty in the window up on top. :D

Melissa P said...

Rachael!! Your Swoon Neighborhood block is wonderful. Such a great combination of the two. And what I love about it most, is that it's absolutely perfect on its own. You've done an awesome job combining two fun blocks.

beth said...

You. are. brilliant.

Colleen said...

That is genius. It's perfect. And I love the Little Houses on Swoon Street name.

Nifty Quilts said...

Brilliant! You have a way of adding your own creative, lively touch.

Poppyprint said...

I just love your sunny day in swoon town!!! Incredibly clever and absolutely adorable.

shannon said...

i too love the swoon houses!! how creative and cute. thanks for sharing!

Colby said...

Oh my gosh! This is such a great idea!! Love it!

regan said...

Rachael....your Swoony Town block is amazing! I love it! You are brilliant!

I've been thinking about the little houses project, too....so it's on the list for some-day-soon! lol

And I really like Tonya's Amish project, but I just not that liberated yet! HA!

Tonya Ricucci said...

wooohooo!!!!! I loved those little houses when I first saw them and was tempted (though I think I'd have to liberate them) but WOW I love how you combined those two into one great block. love love love. congrats on coming up with something of your own that just sings!

Terry said...

Jury is in.... the combo is Magic by Daisy!!! I like the skinny corner houses (dreaming of Amsterdam)... Happy Day

Mandalin said...

you'd da bomb girlie!!

Katy Cameron said...

Heh, fab idea! Works great :oD

Kirsten N said...

Love your Swoon Town block - such a great idea!!!!!

Barb said...

This is just fabulous! How clever and creative of you!! I just love the combination. How many blocks will you make? What a fun project!
xx

Milly said...

Pure bloody genius!

Karen said...

Now that is absolutely perfect!!!! Just perfect! Love it, love it, LOVE IT!!!!!! Fantastic job Rachael.

bearpaw said...

OMG Rachael!! I have to admit the swoon block has not had me, well swooning, yet. That is until I saw your amazing house/swoon block mash-up!! Totally awesome! I love making house blocks - you have brought the swoon alive for me!

Baa-Me Kniits said...

Little house in Swoon St....sounds delightful, can't wait to see it :-)

Shay said...

That is one of the most creative things I've ever seen. Amazing and very pretty.

Melody said...

Clever, clever, clever you. Just brilliant.

Lori said...

What a wonderful idea and an amazing block!!

frog cottage said...

Just love, love your tiny houses on swoon street!!!! Very clever :)

Sew Surprising said...

You are sooo clever and creative, funny I looked at it and thought of Way Down Upon The Swoony River hahah.

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

We both have houses on mind at the moment Rachael...Love the Houses on Swoon Street...nice and happy looking, and what a great combination!!!

Sewhappy said...

Swoon street block is a sure winner. The liberated Amish looks like a lot of fun, it is a great idea.

happy zombie said...

B R I L L I A N T !!

mathea said...

That's the best Swoon yet - I love your houses!

Sandy said...

Love this block!!

Jacklynn said...

OMG this is soooo cute! I would call it Sunny Day in Swoon Town with the bright yellow dun in the middle. Good job!!

Mary Jane said...

Why don't you do a tute for that wonderful block?!

Dee Wilson said...

I just came across this page..What a magnificent page ..i love the quilts ,the blocks..Very stunning block..I wish that you can teach us how to do it.Like online tutorial video..thank you so much for sharing such a beautiful work...

karengene said...

Love the block!! Is there a pattern available for this block? Would love to have one!!

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