Sunday, December 18, 2022

Swoon Quilt Block #1

 I've always wanted to make a Swoon quilt. I bought the pattern and the fabric many years ago.  And then it was another project that sat sitting on the shelf.












This past summer, there was another Swoon quilt along aka Swoonalong and I had hoped to join in, even if I wasn't able to keep up with the schedule.  Well it didn't happen at all, but the pattern and fabric stack was still on the corner of my cutting table....tempting me.

Recently I decided to start on this quilt, but only as a reward to myself for completing other projects, whether it be a quilt for a customer or a project from my own list.  The fabrics I'm using are True Colors by Jenean Morrison for Free Spirit.  I fell in love with the bright colors and prints of this line when it first came out in 2014 and I immediately bought a 1/2 yard stack (skipping the brown, gray and black prints) Sometime later I also bought a fat quarter stack, not realizing I already had plenty. :)

Here is my first block.

I've doodled a bunch of ideas for the layout and I think I've settled on one but time will tell.  I need it bigger to fit our king size bed so it will end up just a bit different than then pattern.

Who knows how long this one will take to be finished but as long as I can be focused and work at getting projects crossed of the To Do list, I'll continue to be able to reward myself by making anotehr block. Stay tuned to see the progress.