#swoon2013 – part 2


I am 2/3 of the way in my block progress. Well that is what I thought back when I wrote #swoon2013 – Part 1. Back then, I thought I needed 30 blocks – 6 rows of 5 blocks. Now that I have 20 blocks done I am not so sure – more on that in a minute. For now let’s look at my 20 blocks:

Quilts I Made13

The top 10 are the last ones I made, the bottom 10 are the first ones I made.

I have laid the blocks back out on my bed to see where we are. Here they are laid out on my bed:

swoon part 2

You will notice I have one of the blocks tucked around a pillow. This is the way I will make my bed so I needed to make sure there was enough to tuck. After all this I am thinking I only need 5 rows of 5 blocks, instead of the 6 rows of 5 blocks like I originally thought.

So….now I only need to make 5 more blocks!! Woo Hoo! I will be adding a bit of Gracie Girl to the mix of fabric as well.

I have a question for all of you, my readers….

When making the bed, there will be room for either 2 king pillows or 3 regular pillows. BUT due to my husband’s need to build a fort while he is sleeping, we have 3 king and 3 regular pillows. Which brings me to my question….

How do I incorporate those extra pillows into my bed ensemble without it being overwhelming? Know this….my husband is NOT going to take off any frou frou covers before bed!

Can’t wait to hear your ideas!!



10 Comment

  1. Woo hoo! What luck that you need fewer blocks! You must be thrilled. They’re looking completely amazing on your bed, so I can’t wait to see this pretty finished πŸ™‚ You’re cracking me up with “the fort”. I know exactly what you’re talking about πŸ˜‰

  2. It looks fantastic. I didn’t realise they were so BIG! I’m hopeless at making a bed look nice. My husband has 2 HUGE pillows, and I have 3 normal ones so it always looks a mess, but with a nice quilt on it!

  3. I love your blocks and am thrilled for you that you have fewer left than you thought. What a great feeling. I was afraid you were going to say you needed more. Phew!

    I can’t help you with the bed issue. My hubby is the same way, so I just try to have pretty pillowcases on our pillows. I’m not one to invite anyone into my bedroom, so it’s no big deal here.

    That quilt is going to be fabulous. Can’t wait to see it all done!

  4. Lisa C in Dallas says: Reply

    Your blocks are just fabulous. My mother, 77, makes down the bed for Dad, 81, every night and has all my life. It is a hoot to watch. She thinks he would “mess it up” — and I just think she likes doing it for him. Anyway, good luck with the pillows!

  5. See, I TOLD you it was huge πŸ˜‰ Dunno about the pillows though, I only use one to sleep on and another to read that gets unceremoniously flung across the room when not in use…

  6. It is huge! And fab too. Go for the big pillows if you think they should be in the same pattern.

  7. Your blocks are beautiful and look terrific on your bed. I am laughing out loud about the fort building. I am like that too. My husband says I “sleep big” for all the pillows. Check out some country living type magazines. There are often photos with pillows in plain sheets, stacked two high. Also, check out Houzz.com, farmhouse style bedrooms for photos.

  8. I have no idea what you do with all those pillows, we have 2 each – they only come in one size and just get plonked at the head end of the bed on top of the duvet!!!
    The Swoon looks lovely though x

  9. Wow, I have no quilts that touch the ground around my bed. Your quilt is going to be huge and beautiful. I would put all the pillows in white cases and lay them out one big on the bottom, one smaller on top across the bed and then pull the quilt over them all. This fort thing is not something I know about, luckily it does not happen here.

  10. These blocks are beautiful and the end is in sight – wow! Have you ever tried stacking the pillows? Like put 2 big ones right next to the headboard (like you would sleep on them) then add the 3 smaller ones on top. Then you would need to stand the last king size one up in front of all that…..? Must you wrap the pillows with your quilt? With pretty contrasting pillowcases, you wouldn’t necessarily need to cover them up. imho of course. haha. Good luck with your dilemma! πŸ˜‰

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