06 December 2011

Swell Swoon or Swoon Swell

A few weeks ago I enjoyed watching Kate's Swoon quilt come together so I order the pattern from her shop.  I had a hunt through my fabrics and found some Swell fat quarters I'd bought from Bec earlier this year but I needed two more for this quilt top.  After thinking about it for a while I decided to make the blocks smaller thinking that with more blocks I could repeat more of the fabrics.  Sunday night I drafted up a 12" block, cut out the fabrics yesterday afternoon and sewed it up.


The stripes are a bit all over the shop but, on the whole, I think it looks ok.  I might cut out the rest of the blocks then put them away to take with me if I go to a quilting retreat next year - this would make a great quilt to sew at a retreat.

I made the flying geese using the no waste method and also used this method for the striped flying geese with the two different "sky" pieces as I was trying to reduce the number of seams.  As there are a few stripes in my f/q bundle, I think I might have a go at trying to have all the small striped triangles running in the same direction as the pieces they join next time.

3 comments:

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gee that is one gorgeous block...

Cardygirl said...

I have done some blocks of this quilt too...it is a great pattern...yours looks fabulous!

Maree: said...

Love your Block Lynda...
cheers

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