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 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 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.

Zafira Vaxevanidou

I'm Zafira and I live in Greece. I love quilting and Geek & Sundry. Recently I opened a new YouTube Channel called The Quilt Codex, and it's aim is to make 2000 quilt block tutorials! Visit us!


  1. 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!

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

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

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

  5. 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!

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

  7. So eye catching". Your piecing is amazing!

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

  9. Nero's Post and PatchJanuary 29, 2013 at 5:58 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