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- Swoon pattern arrived. Yay!
- Spent some time working out pairings for Swoon blocks.
- Got background fabric for Swoon blocks.
- Realized said background fabric wasn't working out when laid out with all of the fabrics.
- Went back for different background fabric.
Here is the fat quarter pack all laid out on the table:
Okay, this FQ pack had lots more than 18 FQ's. But I stuck to the dots mostly and avoided the directional fabrics. Which would take me forever to try and match, and would end up looking really bad if I know my own skill level..
Here are some of the cast-offs that were vetoed:
And here are my pairing choices along with the (second try) background fabric. I didn't want just white, but I didn't really want another solid color background either.. so this is where I ended up. Hopefully it will end up with a scrappily delicious feel.
The picture is a little blurry, but you can kind of see some green checks up at the top.. that was my original choice for the background.. BUT when laid out with all of the colors, it kind of swallowed up the greens and I started thinking it would look pretty messy with all of the seams. So I really like the white with green dots a lot better! Maybe the checks will make it onto the backing!
A closer look:
Almost ready to start cutting!
OH! Something else I saw on Pinterest and couldn't stop thinking about.. A chore board for my son.
- small sheet of steel
- plain wooden cabinet knobs
- pkg of round magnets
- black permanent marker
- letter decals
- electrical tape
- hot glue
- (husband to drill two holes for ribbon used for hanging)
- moda ribbon from my FQ bundle
HA! If only we could take on and off those puppies every day... I think you're onto something! Love the chore board, also loving the planning and scheming you're doing for your swoons. I think you made the right choice switching background material! They will look great for sure.
oh that is so funny!! My son asked if babies were born out of people's mouths the other day!!
I completely agree about the backing and think that's a great choice!
That board is completely genius!! I'm bookmarking this for when he's a bit bigger :)
Love your choice for background - the white with dots seems to be just enough color and contrast. Your block combos look great, too! Can't wait to see the blocks on your wall! And that "chore board" is genius! I like your version with the wooden knobs - how clever!! ;))
I came over here from Rebecca's blog. LOVE the name of your blog, BTW!!
I think that fabric will be cool in Swoon. I have my fabric chosen and it just sits there waiting to be cut...
Funny about 4-year-olds. I'll pass that on to my daughter-in-law--our grandson is turning 4 next month. And the "chore board" is an awesome idea.
And...I live in California too. Where do you live? I live in Fresno.