02 February 2012

Swooning Along In My Own Way

After stitching up this little guy the other night I was itching to continue cross stitching yesterday. I thought that a x-stitch that looked like a quilt would be really fun, but I had other things I needed to work on so I wrote down my idea & went on with my work.

A few hours later the light bulb switched on!

Swoon!



Have you seen the Swoon-along going on over at Flickr? It is a gorgeous block and I want to play along, but I have too many other quilts in progress to justify starting yet another one.

So instead I pulled out my sketchbook and my crayons, laid out the block and got to stitching.




I even drew up a simple pattern for a larger block.






Are you Swooning? How’s your progress coming along?


Edit: The very lovely & talented Camille Roskelley, Swoon block designer, was kind enough to allow me to share my chart/pattern. So be on the lookout for it later this month.

Edit2: With the first edit all of a sudden the post went wonky, stole my photos, & shared them as html instead. I’m crossing my fingers that this rewrite works!

15 comments:

CreationsForEleanor said...

Look at you! I love it, what a neat idea!

Megan said...

This ROCKS! :)

Kristina said...

Sharon this is totally awesome. What a cool idea!!!

Heide said...

Sharon, that is so ridiculously cute. What clever broad you are! :)

Busty LaRue said...

That is an awesome idea! How cute!!

Lynn Douglass said...

What a creative way to swoon along! I love it!

Kelli said...

How very awesome! Great thinking. :)

CraftyGardenMom - Tanesha said...

Sooo cute!!!

Kitty Pearl said...

Sew Clever, Sharon! That's a new way to "stitch" a quilt :)

stephmabry said...

love this idea! so clever - make sure you add it to the flickr group, too! ;)

Jacey said...

So fun! Yep, I immediately love it.

LeslieUnfinished said...

That's brilliant!

Francis Paul said...

very cute!

Linda said...

I did a whole piece with different quilt blocks on black....I called it my Amish Sampler.

Ullhärvan said...

It looks so nice!
I haven't started my Swoon yet.