Thursday, July 7, 2011

Kids Are Silly and I'm a Blessed Doofus!

Okay, so you think you're going to avoid the whole Brittney, GaGa, Katy Perry nastiness in songs with your kids by letting them listen to stuff we listened to as kids. Hubbie had Thing 2 listening to his iPod last night with headphones on. All of a sudden from the living room I hear him belting KC and the Sunshine Band's "Give it Up, Baby Give it Up!" Um, hmm, not so sure that sounds much better than "Kiss Me, ku-ku-kiss me" out of a 5 year old boy's mouth (Katy Perry's 'E.T.').

Well, even though last night was, well, interesting to say the least, this morning I am feeling a bit blessed. Literally. I have been trying to slowly go through the progress people have made on Lee's WiP Wednesday and twice now I have had very interesting letters to put in for the word verification. Once it said 'blessed' and just a few moments later another one said 'blessu'. Of course, I also had to type in 'dricing', but I like the idea that I was being sent a little message in the other two!

As far as quilting goes, I've got to do an office store run to get printer ink so I can make some more 1 inch templates. I also pulled out my Artful Home fabric I won from Ryan Walsh's site since I'm thinking about using it for a quilt for my bed. I was thinking about using it for a Swoon quilt, but I noticed that it called for 18 fat quarters. I knew I'd only won 12 different fabrics so I was trying to figure out if I could use some Kona solids with it or something. But I figured out something else instead. It was a half yard bundle. Duh! Shows how aware I am! So I have more than enough fabric, I just have to decide if Swoon is the way to go. Here's what it looks like:
There are blue-greens (a little more of a green teal in real life)...
reds...

And browns (with a black and white). 
Do you think these fabrics would work for Swoon? I was looking at Debbie's two mini Swoon quilts and she used darker fabrics for hers. 
My other question: would you use white as your solid? I was wondering about white or trying to locate that green that shows up in a lot of the fabrics. Hmmmmm.....

*Update: I found this block online that shows me that Swoon is basically a modified Carpenter's Wheel. So I drew both of them up on graph paper in the teal and red (kind of looks Christmas-y) to see which one I liked better. What do you think?

5 comments:

Linz said...

for some reason, songs always creep in. *sigh*

Anyway - SWOON about those fabrics!!! And it will be a lovely quilt!! But I can't decide which I like better. The second, probably, but the first is beautiful too!!!

Allegory said...

I think that'll be a gorgeous quilt!
I really like the second layout.

Jenniffier said...

I love swoon, but I actually think the second would look better with your fabric!

Cassie said...

I kind of love them both. Honestly, I would probably do half and half or something just to mix things up (which I might do if I make one for myself), but either block would make an awesome quilt! Good luck deciding, that's a tough one.

Connie said...

I think the 2nd would look best with your Artful Home collection.