Tuesday, January 17, 2012

My First Swoon Block

Hi Everyone,

As promised I am back with my first Swoon block... I finished it yesterday morning. I decided to just cut one and make it since I am deviating from the pattern and making no waste flying geese to save fabric. I wanted to make sure my calculations were correct before cutting the whole quilt. If I calculated correctly it will save me about a yard and a half of white fabric... and that is pretty good :) I am using the Art Gallery Pure Elements White Linen for the background and I am so in love with it.

Moraccan Mirage Oasis Screen in Rust, Pure Elements in Ash, Pure Elements in White Linen

I am enjoying seeing everyone's blocks showing up over in the flickr pool for the Swoon-Along.

Have a lovely Tuesday!

34 comments:

  1. Gorgeous!!!!! I love it Julie!!!!

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  2. This looks great! And go you for saving fabric! I've been sewing all my little Swoon cut off pieces together, no idea what to do with them though :)

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  3. I love the colors and fabric you have chosen. The red/rust pattern is beautiful.

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  4. Those fabrics are making up beautifully.

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  5. It's gorgeous! The rust/gray/white color combo is stunning. Please keep posting your blocks! :)

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  6. Oh! I just love it! I want to make a Swoon quilt so bad! Maybe when things calm down a bit...

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  7. Great swoon block! I finished mine yesterday too!

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  8. Beautiful! I want to Swoon soon! ;-) Gonna do some researching on the "no waste flying geese"-- it sound familiar, but I can't remember exactly how to do it...

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  9. Very pretty! I don't think I've seen a close up of this block yet, but wow..it's deceptively simple isn't it? I never would have guessed looking at the amazing quilts made with this pattern.

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  10. very pretty. Love the colour choice

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  11. I too am going to make the no waste flying geese in mine. Should be starting it this week. All fabric is sitting and waiting to start.

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  12. Lovely block, Looks like you enjoyed it. The grey just helps the orange to sing!

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  13. Wow it looks great...mmmm linen...Could be an option

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  14. So pretty! Can you share a link or info on the no waste flying geese? It is amazing you would save that much fabric!

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  15. That's one gorgeous block Julie! I love it. I just might have to jump on the Swoon bandwagon myself.

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  16. Julie, it is Ab.So.Lute.Ly GORGEOUS!

    I love it!

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  17. Very pretty..love the color combo

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  18. It is a gorgeous block. Having not seen the pattern, I'm not sure I understand the deviation from it but it makes sense.

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  19. Pretty! How does one make a no waste flying goose though?

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  20. Ah - love Moroccan Mirage! Looking forward to doing this qal with you!

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  21. Stunning work! This makes me want to unpack my sewing machine and get sewing again!

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  22. What a neat block and the fabrics are perfect!

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  23. looks stunning! I must have a look at the "no waste flying geese" method before I do the rest of my swoon blocks.

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  24. Wow, that's a big savings on fabric! I'll have to look into that when I start mine which I hope will be soon. Would you share your method?

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  25. Love it!! I'm off to google 'no waste flying geese' :)
    Were you happy with your calculations?

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