Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Something to Swoon about

 
I've returned to sewing the remaining blocks for my first Swoon quilt and am that much closer to a finish on this project. I was dissatisfied with one of my earlier blocks and finally went ahead with a redo on it. It went from looking like THIS before
 to this....
 
 
  I like that it has a little more kick to it now that I traded a Denyse Schmidt print for Anna Maria Horner fabric as the star center.  Not that I don't like the DS fabric, but I think it will be better used in something else.
 
Next up I paired some Flea Market Fancy with an orange print from Happy Go Lucky.  Both are directional prints, but I think they worked out pretty nicely together.  Especially those corners where 4 pieces of that diagonal print come together.  Fun!

 
I saved the best for last. The final block makes me a little giddy.  I'm loving the Madrona Road print with the bee print from Briar Rose.  Such yummy colours!

 
I'm totally wanting that block for the center of the quilt if I go for a 9 block quilt.  The idea of making 2 small quilts to sell is also appealing.
What do you think?  Do you think I have a better chance of selling a large Swoon or 2 small Swoons? 
 
Possible layout...  
Once I get that decided, it's time to get the sashing strips and borders cut and added!  I debated changing fabrics in the bottom right hand block, but have decided it's incongruity adds something to the overall look - IF I go with making one large Swoon quilt.  If I decide to make 2 small quilts, I think this will be the block to pull out of the line-up.
 
 
Looks like I'm making a little progress on my fourth quarter FAL list.

5 comments:

  1. I'm no expert on what would sell, but I do know these are some beautiful Swoon blocks!!

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  2. Looking FAB! If you go with 2 smaller quilts, that last block could become a cushion - a perfect add-on purchase with a quilt (even a small one). A small quilt could become a wall hanging so a cushion would be perfect with it!

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  3. Hi there! These blocks look fabulous. I think that 2 smaller quilts might sell better but the 9 blocks would make such a wonderful large quilt... tough decision! I like Amy's suggestion to make a cushion with the remaining block. That's brilliant.

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  4. Your blocks are each so beautiful! You will have either one or two stunning quilts that will be gorgeous!

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  5. Love the improved swoon block, Katherine. And I agree, it just looks so much better with the contrast. Your blocks are all sew pretty.

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