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
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?
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.