Friday, July 19, 2013

Are you getting your Swoon on?

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.

I'm swooning over my #Swoon  adore this block! 1 down, 8 to go. #swoon2013 Will you join me??? @croskelley


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.

Block 3 #swoon2013 Flying through these and loving the process, totally my kind of piecing!

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.

Swoon block 2 ❤ Was slightly worried how the large scale Amy Butler print would work in this, but I love how it turned out. #swoon2013

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):

My creation

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:


15 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

This is one pattern I have resisted! Yours are gorgeous though, so for the moment I will be content with admiring yours Sarah!

Leigh Anne said...

Block 2 definitely came together more quickly than block 1. I'm hoping 3 and 4 are even faster :) But yeah, the block is beautiful and I'm excited to see it come together!

Svetlana said...

all these blocks look fantastic. I've finished all mine, just have to add the pictures to the group. Now it's on to basting and quilting :)

Stacey Napier said...

I see my block in there:) So many gorgeous blocks - this pattern is just perfection. OK, now I must sew one tonight - they are so addictive!

Rachell said...

oh yes, I'm Swooning along too! I just happened to stumble along you a few weeks ago, just as I was starting mine! I don't do Flickr or Instagram or anything yet, but you can see how I'm doing on my blog:
www.claddaghsquiltsandstars.blogspot.com

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very nice Sara!!! I have 4 put together now and really enoying this quilt. Thanks

Sarah said...

Your colour palette is gorgeous. I love the navy fabric in the first picture. I'm not participating in the Swoon along, I don't have a Flickr blog or Instagram, but I made a Swoon top this year. I used Ruby fabrics, and finished the top three weeks ago. Is huge! I'm going to take it to a long armer for quilting. I wouldn't attempt to do it on my little Pfaff.

capitolaquilter said...

the swoons are great - I got my swoon on last year although I do have more parts i could make another

patchworkdelights said...

Beautiful collection of blocks made, really wonderful and colourful. Now to get my finger out and get on with no. 4!

Angela Neff said...

Still cutting but can't wait to sew one!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love your blocks!

Staci said...

Thank you! My very first block is in your mosaic!
So excited about my quilt, and thank you for the flickr group. I love looking at all the different versions of this quilt--all so pretty!

Ruth said...

Thanks for putting my block in your line up - made number 2 today. Yeah! I love the ginormous size and the look of this block. So glad you prompted a start on this project.

Annabella said...

Oh boo I would love to play but won't have time as I'll be in England for August...and I have the pattern! Never mind, I shall watch the progress and cheer from the sidelines.

Katy Cameron said...

Very pretty, but as you still haven't got rid or all those HSTs and geese, I'm still not joining you ;o) Looking forward to seeing yours though :o)