After an initial burst of sewing Swoon blocks, I set this project aside to work on other things. However, in the past few days, I did manage to sew several more and re-learned a few things in making them. Nothing like discovering that some of those fabric pairings I selected didn't come off looking as good as I thought they would. Live and learn, right? ;o)
#1. Really small prints don't read the same from a distance as they do when close-up (mental note: remember to stand back to view and then decide on fabric pairings before proceeding to make a large scale block like this).
#2. Fabrics with large white areas can get a little "lost" when they don't have enough contrast with a mostly white background fabric.
#3. Fabrics with huge prints don't read so well in this block design because they get "chopped" up.
#4. Fabrics with a medium scale design work really well for this block design, especially ones with the right amount of colour contrast.
Okay, so I guess you know which is my favourite block out of the four I recently made. ;o)
Negatives aside, when I place 3 of my newest blocks with the initial three...
I think things aren't going as bad as I first thought. Funny, how a few "not so great on their own" blocks get a boost when placed with better ones. That being said, you can bet I will try to carefully consider the fabrics I select for the next blocks. LOL