My Robby and The Swoon

This Wednesday’s WIP is dedicated to my beautiful golden retriever Robby. He is six years old and we have him since he was two.

Every afternoon, me and my husband sit on our diy sofa, and watch TV Series, eating sunflower seeds (we are totally addicted to them). Robby is just in love with sunflower seeds. He gets all crazy when we sit on the sofa, because he knows that it is time for a treat.


Back to our WIP. I have been planning to make a Swoon quilt for quite some time now. Deciding on the fat quarters that I would use, was surely a challenge, but an easy one. The main goal was not using white as a background…


Using the Amy Butler “Soul Blossoms” line of fabric for the stars of the swoon, and for the background I purchased “Sketched” from Timeless Treasures.

I am having a small doubt about this block regarding color value. I am not sure if i picked the right combinations of fat quarters.

For now I am in love with this first block…fortunately all blocks are already cut and ready to sew…so I believe this top will soon be finished.

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

Now on this week’s statistics

Dresden quilt: no progress

Checkers quilt: Currently being pieced.
Pinwheel quilt: Machine quilting whenever I can…
Butterfly quilt: this is my first UFO…
This week’s stats:

Completed projects -0
New projects -1
Currently in progress -5

Now it is your turn! Hop over at Freshly Pieced and take a peek on how everyone else is doing.

PS 1. I so love comments…so please cheer me up!!

This is a photo of this morning when I woke up. He was looking really suspicious of any movements inside. He was really hilarious…sorry for the dirty windows.

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January 29, 2013 3:58 pm

Robby is so beautiful and I’m sure he gets lots of goodies! Your quilt block is fantastic and what a wonderful fabrics! x Teje

January 24, 2013 3:23 am

Oh my gosh, Robby is too cute! I would give him all the sunflower seeds. I also love the “Sketched” fabric in that block!

January 24, 2013 2:53 am

So eye catching”. Your piecing is amazing!

January 23, 2013 7:14 pm

The “Sketch” line is totally perfect for a semi-solid background. I totally recommend it.

January 23, 2013 7:14 pm

Thank you Ashley! I’ ve had this line for ages, and really did not like it in any quilt pattern…don’t know why. But in the swoon they are just glowing!

January 23, 2013 6:22 pm

I love your choice of fabrics – I think this might be my favorite use of Soul Blossoms!

Sara Richardson
January 23, 2013 4:52 pm

Those colors are really pretty…and that dog?  Just too cute!

January 23, 2013 2:49 pm

I think your swoon block looks fab. I love the blue background. 

January 23, 2013 2:30 pm

I think the colors just sparkle.  The blue really makes the fat quarter choices pop.  Definitely something I would choose.  And Robby is just darling!

Love to read your comments!