I have finally caught up to the Swoon quilt block craziness that started over a year ago (or more) by the lovely and talented Camille Roskelly of Simplify.
I started these blocks back in December and finally finished up two quilts. Yes, I said TWO quilts.
Better late than never I say!
The cool thing about these blocks is that they are huge! There are a lot of pieces and a lot of cutting needed to make one block. I did precut 3 to 4 blocks at a time. Lots of half square triangles as well.
Here is 1/4 of the block laid out for piecing. Notice the pattern just above it…I had to reference the pattern every step of the way all the way up until the 8th and final block.
Here’s one block being sewn together…lot’s of angles and points to match up. This is a block that you will want to pin together.
Here is one of the quilt tops ready for backing and a batting! Yes, I said “one” of the quilt tops. I broke from the pattern which was nine blocks in one quilt and made eight blocks into two smaller quilts.
Here is the first quilt finished. The quilt measures about 46″ square to give you an idea of the size of the blocks. The one thing that I would suggest when selecting fabrics is the color value as you can see how the different colors play against each other within a block and as compared to the bright white field color.
More detail of the blocks…I love how each block looks so different depending upon how the dominant color pops out. They almost look like different blocks.
Love the sweetness of this quilt…
A close up of one of my favorite blocks.
Here’s the second quilt…
You can even see how in this quilt the colors played differently. It is really amazing.
The strippy back of this quilt incorporated all of the fabrics from the front.
A close up of one of the blocks.
These were fun quilts to make and the pattern is fantastic! I even tried a new binding technique on these quilts that I love. Check back soon for a tutorial on this machine binding technique.
You can also find these quilts for sale on my Etsy site.
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Have a great day!