I never thought, in my wildest dreams, that we would have over 100 peeps Swooning Along with us over in Swoon 2013. There were so many people who Swooned last year, I thought if we have 20 or 30 this time it would be brilliant. But no, Swoon has worked its magic yet again and the blocks are popping up all over blogs, Flickr and Instagram (#swoon2013) and they are so BEAUTIFUL! I totally see why everyone falls in love with this pattern, its stunning.
I have been making good progress with mine. I cut and pieced 3 blocks pretty quickly before I took a little break with my family in the past couple of weeks. So despite the fact I haven't touched them for a fortnight I'm still on target for 1 block a week. They are coming together quicker and quicker as I get more familiar with what I'm doing, so I might sneak a couple extra in there if I can.
My colour palette is aqua/duck egg, navy and yellow. I'm really loving playing with the various fabrics I've picked and pairing them off. I've used some of my absolute favourites that I've been stashing for years, along with some new prints.
So far, I'm happy. Another couple of blocks and I'll really be able to get a feel for how the quilt top will come together.
One of the things I love about this pattern is how different it looks depending on the fabric choices. Look at these wonderful blocks from the fabulous ladies in the Flickr group (I managed to mess up the code with the credits for each block but you'll find them in the group):
So, if you've been sitting on the fence about joining us, I hope I might have convinced you, come on over and play! Details of the (rough) schedule, where to get your pattern etc in the original post here: