Monday, November 12, 2012

Swooning Over Flurry

Last fall, I snagged a fat quarter bundle of Flurry and stashed it away.  Christmas Ribbons really put me in the mood for some more Christmas quilting and the infamous Swoon quilt has been on my mind for quite a while now.

Last week, the pressing and cutting began for Block 1 and yesterday evening, I finished it up!  It's the most perfect block I've ever made - all my points are sharp (as sharp as they're getting for me).  The only thing that's a little sloppy is that the edges didn't exactly match up, as you can see.  I never take time to square things up as I go, that's probably why.  That and pieces probably stretch when I press them.  I know I do it wrong all the time!

Flurry Swoon Quilt Block
Swoon Block 1

As I began cutting my two fat quarters for Block 2, I realized I was going to have a problem.  I'm using this diamond print where the red is in the above block.  It's a more directional print than you realize at first.  The way the cutting instructions are, this is going to present a challenge.  Today's free time will be spent combing the Swoon Along for information on how others dealt with this.  If you have any tips, please save me some time and share them with me :)  I only have FQs to work with, so that makes it a little more difficult. 

Needless to say, Christmas Ribbons has been sitting idle for a week or so...  I'm so excited about Swoon though!  But I should buckle down and finish up Christmas Ribbons - Swoon might not even be finished by Christmas.  Plus I have two other quilts to baste and quilt that are just sitting around.  UFOs just aren't as fun as starting up a new project.

Linking up at Plum and June - click the gray button on the sidebar to check out the other great projects this week!



  1. Your first swoon block looks fantastic. I can see your issue with the diamond print for block 2. I did see somewhere a little while ago tho where someone had made templates for the areas that are red in your block above and fussy cut them out of her fabric instead if piecing all the HST. I think you would have to sew the block together differently but it looked really good. Look forward to seeing what you come up with.
    Visiting through P&J Let's Get Acquainted link up.

  2. I agree, UFo's don't compare to the joy and excitement of new projects. i really like your block. You can see how crisp your points are witht he red against the white. I have no wisdom on directional prints, but good luck, and i look forward to seeing the rest of your blocks.
    E (visiting from P&J's)