Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Swoon-ing!

This didn't take the whole day. But it sure did feel like it did!
I have wanted to make Swoon by Camille Roskelley since the pattern first came out. It's all over the Blogosphere, and people everywhere have made it. But not me! I was a little bit put off by the number of pieces in the block, and wasn't sure I would be able to put it together the right way. Listen, when all you do is really simple scrap quilting, precision is no longer in your vocabulary. I bought Camille's course on Craftsy, to learn how to make this quilt. But the main thing I picked up from the course was: cut accurately, sew accurately--if you make a mistake, you won't have enough fabric to make the quilt. For a bumbler like myself, this was enough to scare me off it for life. 
Then one day while I was looking at Flickr, I noticed that there was such a thing as a Mini Swoon. Now that was something I could take a chance on! No major investment of time or fabric, and it would be easier on my nerves that making the full-sized quilt. And I had a layer cake of Ruby to work with. So I finally got up the guts, and here it is: block 1. Now that wasn't so bad, was it? 

5 comments:

Linda M @ Pieceful Kingdom said...

It looks great! Wonderful job!

Christine Feldstein said...

This is a beautiful and difficult block! Happy New Year Susan!

Roxanne said...

It was definitely worth tackling. Nice colors!

Karen said...

Very lovely swoon block. I love this pattern.

Rachel said...

It's beautiful!