June 09, 2014

Thimble Blossoms Medley

Over the weekend I started making two Swoon blocks, "just because."  I had no plan in mind and just did, because well, I have always wanted to make a Swoon quilt.  Reality is there are so many  Thimble Blossom quilts that I just love and want to make, yet haven't found the time.  Here is my solution ... create a medley or sampler of my favorites.  Then I get to make all the pretty blocks, and there is only one quilt to show for it all :) Win, win.  



I make a plan finding the sizes of all my favorite blocks and laid it all out on graph paper.  Many of the blocks had to get scaled down to fit.  One of the blocks is Spool.  These are smaller than the original, but still just cute.  I then planned the quilt in sections to make it more manageable. 


The blocks above were inspired by the quilt pattern Playground found in the Retro Simplify book, and the blocks below from the pattern Round & Round.  These blocks are also scaled down to fill between the larger blocks.  With all the crazy sized blocks these now fit in nicely.




Two of the larger sections are now finished and I am on my way.  There are in total 6 sections, that makes me 1/3rd done :)  Stay tuned for more!.  I have my next section cut and ready.  

Sew long for now, 
PATCH & CHELS







14 comments:

  1. Wow! Can't wait to see this finished. Love the fabric choice too

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  2. Love the sneak peaks of how it is going together! Looks great!

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  3. I love what you're doing! Such a cool idea. I can't wait to see the finished top. :-)

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  4. That is so cute and what a great idea! I have a bunch of random Thimbleblossoms blocks...maybe I should follow your lead and just put them all together in one quilt:) Can't wait to see your next section:)

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  5. Great idea, just because is a good enough reason for making a Swoon block :)

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  6. This sounds like a great idea. Can't wait to see more.

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  7. I love the thimbleblossoms patterns too. The three spools next to the swoon look so cute

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  8. so pretty and a great plan!

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  9. I want to sew all the Thimble Blossoms patterns too! So far I've only sewn one Swoon block and one Fireworks block of those two bigger quilts. Some day I will get them finished. :)

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  10. A choose-your-own-adventure sampler quilt! What a good idea! All the fun of each block without the commitment of a whole quilt of each.
    Great colours!

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  11. I love this idea! Maybe I'll have to steal it ;) It's looking great so far!

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  12. taht's going to be a lovely quilt! I love the swoon block, I'm going to have to invest in the pattern i think

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  13. What a fantastic idea! How fun. It's looking great so far. :)

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  14. This is looking beautiful. What a smart plan to be able to play with these blocks without trying to make a bunch of quilts.

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