18 March 2008

Lot's of Swell!

Hopefully no one's sick of Swell yet, I don't think I can ever get enough! And I haven't even opened my fat quarter bundle yet...yes I am infatuated lol!!

I thought I was going to quilt all day today...but between getting new tires on the car and taking my son to work and picking him up and then a mother/daughter African jewelry party tonight I'm thinking I'll be lucky if I get any quilting in at all! I did get a lot of quilting in Friday and Saturday though so I'm not complaining. Anyway this is just a quick post because when I looked at my calendar I realized this is a really busy week and this may be my only chance to blog! I finished my Swell top:
this pattern is called Jellystone Park and it goes together sooo fast! I like it in person but I'm not liking how the border looks in the photo...oh well :)
Now I'm still struggling with what to do with my table topper borders--what do you think?
Here are a couple of reasons that I should never sew or cut late at night. I caught up to February in my Country Loft block of the month...but my center got pretty wonky on that bottom right one. Definitely a redo :( It looks way worse in person.
And then I had 10 leftover blocks from Swell and decided to cut them up and make something...so far so good
NO!!!
That's what I said as I tried to stop my hand from finishing that deadly second cut lol!! What was I thinking? Obviously I was not thinking!
This was not my stupidest mistake ever though, nope I've made lots and lots of stupid mistakes lol! I'll save my worst ever for another post :) And it's a doozy lemme tell ya!!
O.k. I'm going to try and work on this month's clothesline club before it's time to start driving again!

33 comments:

Lissa Jane said...

Oh you are addicted to that swell range.. I love what you have done with it, even your mistake *W*.. and I love your clothesline club block too.. you are very productive!


Lissa
aka slacker

Thimbleanna said...

I think blogger ate my comment? Can you have too much swell??? I sure don't think so! Love that quilt top!

Carol said...

No not too much Swell...love your top and your table topper is very cute...I like the green border. Love your Clothesline Club block...you've been busy...plus you've been driving all over...Wonder Woman!

Nancy said...

I love the top tablerunner photo. It reminds me of strawberries and lemonade....

Tracy said...

Love the new Swell finish!

I like the thin yellow with pink outside border for the topper. It is a tough choice because they all look, well, swell! ;)

CONNIE W said...

I love the fabrics and everything you're making.

Darlene said...

Oh, I love that Swell line of fabric, too. I have one Jelly Roll and one Jolly Patches roll and can't figure out what to do with them. LOL

Your quilt is simply SWELL (sorry, couldn't resist teehee)

I love the border fabrics on your tabletopper - would be perfect on my table. LOL

Oh my goodness your clothesline club block is beyond adorable.

Big Sister Hugs! :-)

Beth said...

Look at all the purdy stuff you've got there! I like Swell, but you like it waaaaay more than I do! LOL Ok, for your table topper border, I think I'm going with the skinny yellow inner and the green outer. I am not seeing anything wrong with that Country Loft block you say is messed up, do I need to cross my eyes to see it? LOL And what is that Clothesline club quilt there on the bottom, pray tell?

Anonymous said...

my two cents.....thin yellow border with pink check border. LOVE this line too!!!! Hugs from Annie in San Diego

Stacy A. said...

You are one busy lady! I like the green and yellow border. It just looks really nice. You be careful with that cutter girl. We want you to have all you fingers! Love Stacy

Maureen said...

Hi,

Thanks for your comment on my blog.
And yes I felt in love with that swell...
The colors are so beautifull.
These colors....that's me!

I love, wat you have done with it either.
And I should go for border 1!
Let us know which one you have choosen.

Love,
Maureen (Netherlands)

Karen said...

I can't see any Wonky in the center of the block.
You sure have gotten a lot done. I very much like the Country Loft blocks and the Clothesline block.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Tamara you never cease to amaze me. I love seeing what you do. Your work is always fabulous. Swell is super swell.

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Your swell top is really pretty and I like the border :O)...so often things look better in real life then in photos...but I think it looks good in the photo.

on the next quilt top I like the border where you used all three yellow, green, and pink! The yellow with the pink would be my second choice. ;O)...

Phyl said...

Ok, I need to hire you to shop for fabric for me. I ABSOLUTELY always love your fabric choices~

Phyl said...

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http://scrappynhappy.blogspot.com/2008/03/200th-post-woot-woot.html

Niki said...

Love the fabrics in that Swell quilt!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love me some Swell fabrics and I love your quilt. Great blocks from your BOM at the loft too. You've been busy while I was away I see.

Doe said...

OMG!!!!! Everything on this post is effing cute. I didn't read at all. I was too busy drooling!

Wendy said...

I like border number two for the table topper...very cute. The Country Loft BOM looks fine in the photo...I haven't done my March yet..got to get to it..talk to you soon.

blueberrylane said...

Love that swell range...
I like the wide green border.
What will the Clothesline Club blquilt look like ?

Quilting For Less said...

Looking at your borders... In my opinion, for what it's worth... I like the green, just the green, it seems to bring out all the greens that you have going, but leaving the other colors to catch your eye.

Had to laugh at your "doozies" I have quite a few that would probably beat yours! LOL!!

Love your blog!
Susan

Katie said...

I like the green outer border. What my mommy taught me is.... the color of your border says what the color of your quilt is. So you have to choose whether you want it to be a pink topper or a green topper! :-)

Cheryl said...

You can never have too much Swell - I am over the top addicted to it!! I like the thin yellow border with the pink outside..way cute!!!

Bren said...

I love the Jellystone pattern. The border makes it!!

julieQ said...

Love the way your quilt is shaping up! Wonderful colors for spring...

Perry said...

Blame it on a full moon. It always makes people do things they don't usually do. I like your swell quilt, I think that is such a fun line!

Katie said...

I like the green floral thin border, bordered by the pink gingham check. Soooooooo pretty!

Phyl said...

Just stopping by to thank you for joining in on my 200th Post Celebration and see what you have been up to:).

Hugs!

Jackie said...

Loving all your projects!! I think that any borders you choose for your table topper will be great. Auditioning fabric is always fun!!

Carole said...

WOW! You've been busy! Love the Swell fabrics! So cheerful! I have this rule for when I'm quilting in the wee hours, one mistake and I'm off to bed! ;o) Keep well!

mamaspark said...

I totally love your swell quilt. Where is the pattern from and what is the name of the line? You probably said it somewhere but I am a little scattered today.

Love your blog!

Chookyblue...... said...

not sick of swell it is beautiful.......