This weekend I got a bit of sewing done that was not work related. It has been awhile that I have made something simply because I wanted to do it.
For quite some time I have been wanting to make a mini-sized Swoon block. I absolutely LOVE this block. Making it with the Creative Grids Quick Trim Ruler makes it quick and easy. This ruler is a must-have for me. Watch their great video to see all that it can do.
The original blocks finish at 24 inches. I wanted mine to finish at 8 inches. This means all those little half square triangles have to finish at one inch. One, tiny inch. I actually made them at about two inches and cut them down to a perfect 1-1/2" HST. When piecing this tiny, accuracy is completely necessary.
I used some of my Denyse Schmidt Chicopee fat quarters I had waiting to go into something. The background is the a light grey small polka dot that was in the Vintage Modern line by Bonnie and Camille for Moda. I bought yards of all of these small polka dots. They make wonderful background fabrics and are in such yummy colors.
I was playing around with pieces of the unfinished block and fell in love with this block layout. I have to experiment more with this at the larger size - love it!
My new sewing space is pretty much back together and organized. I will take photos when It spruce it up a little more. My mom had two vintage Danish chairs with low backs and no arms that I am going to cover for the sewing room. They were my Great-Grandmothers, and they are perfect sewing chairs! I am excited how it is all turning out and will post more on it later. I also will be doing some major de-stashing. I cannot believe how much stuff I have accumulated. Way too much stuff.
I am ending my weekend watching Arrested Development on Netflix. I decided before I watch the new episodes I am going to re-watch the series. It amazes me that this show has not been on TV for years, yet is still so current and so popular. So, until next time I hope you enjoy my Mini Swoon.