Wednesday, February 29, 2012


I had no idea it had been so long since I had posted. I've been working away on my swoon blocks and on my For The Love of Solids 2 swap projects. I've been avoiding my 4x5 bee blocks and last night I made my first Dresden circle. Anyway, I really wanted share my swoon blocks before now, but because I didn't sew them together until the very end, I didn't have much to show. the swoon block is supposed to have 2 fabrics, but I wanted to make mine with 4. However, I didn't want to get confused about what was what or overwhelmed with choices, so I made ever block, just as the directions say, but I didn't sew the sub blocks together. Each Swoon block is made up of 9 sub blocks, which range from a single piece of fabric to many pieces. You'll see what I mean when you look at my blocks.

Here are all 9 blocks finished but not sashed. I have any idea for the sashing and I need to work out the math.
I'm so happy with the these turned out.  I bought the swoon kit from the Fat Quarter shop and then switched out the white background for the grey and a few of the directional prints for some of the larger scale prints.

I'm continually amazed at how different this block looks with different fabrics.  The flickr group has been so inspirational and supportive, that I'm going to keep going and do another quilt along with them.

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