I’ve been seeing the swoon blocks all over the place, but never felt moved to make one. There was just something about it that didn’t grab me. It bothered me, a little, as I’d seen so many pretty swoon blocks, so I studied the swoon group on flickr to figure out what it was about that block that I just didn’t “get”.
I finally realized that the thing holding me back is that it only used 3 fabrics. I love mixing and matching and so it was taking away a intrinsic part of my enjoyment as a quilter! So I decided to fashion my own, made from HSTs, to see if I liked it better doing it color-coordinated scrappy style.
I am not a prolific quilter, and haven’t been doing it for long, so I don’t actually have a lot of scraps left. I know, woe is me. However, for something this experimental, I wanted to just use scraps. I went through them all, and I had the most of green and yellow, so I decided to do that color combo. I used 2.25″ squares (weird number due to math error on my part) and ended up with this.
I will take a better picture of it tomorrow, but I had to share it as I just finished it tonight! I’m going to quilt/bind it and make it a small hanging for my craft room. There are things I would definitely do different next time (more contrasting colors) but overall I really love it! I can now say with certainty that I am a fan of the swoon.