Over the weekend I started making two Swoon blocks, "just because." I had no plan in mind and just did, because well, I have always wanted to make a Swoon quilt. Reality is there are so many Thimble Blossom quilts that I just love and want to make, yet haven't found the time. Here is my solution ... create a medley or sampler of my favorites. Then I get to make all the pretty blocks, and there is only one quilt to show for it all :) Win, win.
I make a plan finding the sizes of all my favorite blocks and laid it all out on graph paper. Many of the blocks had to get scaled down to fit. One of the blocks is Spool. These are smaller than the original, but still just cute. I then planned the quilt in sections to make it more manageable.
The blocks above were inspired by the quilt pattern Playground found in the Retro Simplify book, and the blocks below from the pattern Round & Round. These blocks are also scaled down to fill between the larger blocks. With all the crazy sized blocks these now fit in nicely.
Two of the larger sections are now finished and I am on my way. There are in total 6 sections, that makes me 1/3rd done :) Stay tuned for more!. I have my next section cut and ready.
Sew long for now,
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