Friday, September 30, 2011

Swoon Block #1

So I cut each piece of my new fabric in half - 9 half yard cuts of each so divided in half I ended up with 18 fat quarters which is what the pattern calls for. I decided that rather than using 18 different fat quarters, that I would use 9 different fabrics and would use each one twice in the quilt, once as the feature fabric and once as the accent. I layed 9 pieces out on the floor, then layed the other 9 over them, making sure to not have the same two fabrics in any pairing, tried not to switch them around or obsess about it too much and got to work. All was going well, until I made a huge cutting booboo. :( I didn't have enough fabric to start fresh so I had to use what I had ~ does anyone spot it??


Like I'm going to point it out!! I'm hoping that once it's done and quilted, it won't be as noticeable to me as it is right now. But, at any rate, the block came together really well, (I will be much more careful with my cutting in the future. . . . I will be much more careful with cutting in the future. . . . .) and I am really happy with this, my first Swoon block. Only 8 more to go! Oh, and by the the way, these blocks are HUGE! Seriously. 24 inches square! That might not seem so big in your mind, but really it is a thing to behold. I have a feeling that there is going to be nothing subtle about this quilt!

I've linked this up with Lynn at Lily's Quilts for her Fresh Sewing Day and Small Blog Meet.
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21 comments:

Anonymous said...

I see it...but took me a good minute to find it :) Looks great!
~CJ

Kerry said...

Once that is quilted you will have no idea- it was like where's Wally trying to find it! Stunning block!

Kritta22 said...

I can't find it! It's beautiful!!

Leanne said...

Those blocks are so lovely and yours is stunning! Remember it is patchwork you are making, no need to worry when we patch the patchwork, it is all good.

Rebecca said...

Great block!

Sheila said...

This is going to be gorgeous! I would never have noticed the mistake if you hadn't mentioned it and I hadn't been specifically looking for it. Once it's quilted and crinkly it will be invisible. And as we always say in my family, "a man on a galloping horse would never notice." :)

Nic said...

I probably only saw it because I was looking for it. But if you put a quilting line over the top of it, it might just disappear.

Dorothy said...

Nice blog. I love your swoon block. It is on my list of quilts to do someday.

kristastitched said...

it's beautiful, and the fact that you had to piece the center square together will not be that noticeable once the quilt is all put together and quilted. Plus, I like it when there's some "oops" character in a quilt, ya know? I hopped over from Small Blog Meet, it's nice to see ya!

Rebecca Lynne said...

Am visiting from Lily's Small Blog Meet so consider yourself having a new Follower! Oh SWOON indeed!!! I am dying to make a Swoon but I don't know what fabrics to use...I keep changing my mind. I love these fabric choices. Am going to poke around a bit...

Kelli said...

Hello! I popped over from the SBM too. Love your block, and even though you told us about the "oops" in it, it took me a long time to spot it, I don't think anyone would notice it on their own. It's beautiful. I couldn't enter the SBM this time b/c last month when I did it, it put my numbers over 50, but I still like checking out all of the new blogs. Going to follow if you don't mind.. ;) Nice to meet you!
xo
Kelli

Collette said...

Hi there popping over from Lily's SBM! Well I couldn't notice it at all! It was only when I read the comments that I did. To you it is glaringly obvious but not to all of us! This is a stunning block! Gorgeous and I am sure I couldn't do this. I am terrible at matching points!
Collette x

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Hi! Also came from Lily's SBM. Love that you were honest enough to point out your mistake, it took me a while to find it! It's a lovely block though, great fabric :) I'm now a follower, can't wait to see more of these blocks!

Kate said...

I love those colours together, excited to see what the finished product will look like!

Stephanie Nagano said...

I'm a new follower from SBM! That's hometown, right? Looks amazing!! I look forward to seeing this quilt come together!!

Emma said...

Just think of it as pulling the concept of poverty patches from antique quilts into the modern age. Your block is lovely.

Katie said...

Rofl its like a game of 'where's wally'! Folks definitely wouldn't see it if you didn't mention it, and post quilting it will look fab :) I'm really impressed at how well you matched the fabric up! Hi I'm a small blogger from Lynne's :)catch you soon!

Debbie said...

Oh Hometown is a great choice for a Swoon quilt! Your block is lovely & your little piece-job will not be noticeable, I agree. Sooo nice.

Toni said...

Love your fabric choice! I am slowly being sucked into the Swoon!! Totally agree with the others...your cutting mistake is hardly noticeable, and will be even less so once it's quilted and washed. Great job!!

Alli said...

I wouldn't have noticed the cutting mistake if you hadn't told us to look for it. Your block is so pretty! I want to make the Swoon quilt someday... :D

Jennifer said...

looks fabulous! i'm working on this as well they're totally addicting - never would have noticed if you didn't point it out, but you covered it so well you totally won't notice with quilting, FABULOUS job!