I have had the Swoon pattern for a number of months now and have quilted a few for my clients. They are all different and individual. I realised a few points after quilting them, the choice of fabric can make a big difference to the pattern. I wanted a more unified look to my version of Swoon so I chose a group of fabric from a range of bolts I have in my studio. Also the choice of pattern can affect how defined the points are or if they get a little lost in the back ground.Now you may be aware I am a little partial to the colour red. My Swoon will have a red background and there will be some similarities between the blocks with repeating fabric and colours. These are my fabrics and I think they will combine well. We’ll see…
I wanted to have all of my block pieces cut out as I planned to take the pieces with me on our holidays at Christmas time. My friend Sandy would be shocked if I did not bring my machine on holidays at their home. So I did get some blocks done and shared them on Instagram and Facebook while I was getting them done. Things have definitely slowed down now that I am home, perhaps I should go back to Sandy’s for another week.
I accomplished 4 blocks whilst I was there. I found that I needed to keep reminding myself which fabric was which according to the pattern but I am happy to say I did not have to unpick and seams and I did not stuff up a cut piece. Hooray!
Block 1- good contrast, I like it.Block 2 – less contrast I think but still happy.Block 3 – ooh I like!Block 4 – not too shabby.I think the fabrics work well together but I may have lost the defined star points by my use of similar toned fabric. My swoon is a wreath. I still like it a lot though, and I will finish it.
I mentioned to a friend and even perhaps on social media that I would get one day a day, yep, hasn’t happened. You’ll know when I get it done.
Have you swooned yet?
I know Jo has and she now has a blue ribbon to show for it, see my story about her quilt here.