|Image Credit: Thimble Blossoms by Camille Roskelley
|California Swoon #1
It all started last spring when I was sitting at home ogling the Quilt Market photos on twitter. I remember seeing this booth photo and taking full notice of the quilt in the back right-hand corner. What is that? It was Swoon by Camille Roskelley. The scale of those stars made my heart beat faster. I loved it.
Fast forward several months and I started seeing some gorgeous versions of this pattern showing up on flickr. This halloween quilt from Amanda, this sweet baby girl version from Tracey, and this scrappy block from Erin. Oh-my-goodness, talk about love! I was anxiously watching from the sidelines. I already had several quilts started that I should be working on. No need to add to the project pile. Right?
Enter the Pillow Talk Swap. I decided my partner needed a Swoon pillow. Yes she did. It is such a great, dynamic block and it was a lot of fun to make. I knew I wanted to make a whole Swoon quilt someday.
Now let's talk about Katy. I don't know how she does it. Last year she got me started making the Single Girl pattern by Denyse Schmidt. Katy somehow knew that I had the pattern, knew I was dying to make it, knew that I cannot resist a good quilt along and knew that I was busy with other stuff and needed a nudge. Katy started a Swoon quilt along over on flickr. Love her! Over 400 Swooners crowded around and said Yes! Me too! I'm in! Amazing.
And so it begins. I am so happy to begin!