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Swoon – me and the quilt!

Like a lot of people lately I was hit by one of the nasty viruses going around – for me it was really terrible vertigo and nausea whenever I tried to stand or sit up. If I was lying flat on my back I felt reasonably ok so that meant 3 days in bed with plenty of thinking time. Lots of it was spent imagining quilts and auditioning fabrics – albeit in my head.

So…in my swooning drug induced state I thought it only fitting that I started Camille Roskelly’s Swoon quilt once I was better. I absolutely adore this quilt pattern and every single one I’ve seen made up so far. It amazes me how different the block looks in different fabrics – when I first saw Camille’s original I thought it was more than one block.

So here’s my first block. It’s Anna Maria Horner Loulouthi and Amy Butler Lotus.

I think I’ll go with aqua and red fabrics for this one. I want to try and experiment with the different ways the block can look depending on the fabrics used. With this block I thought it would be the Loulouthi that would stand out and be the star (pardon the pun) of the block, but I see mostly the Lotus dots. I wonder whether it’s the fact the Loulouthi print is a big pattern so some of it gets lost when all chopped up. I only had half a yard so just enough fabric and think it would have looked better if I had been able to fussy cut some of the bolder parts of the print. Or is the colour and tone of the Lotus dots that make that print stand out more? Do you see it differently? I think I’ll learn a lot making this quilt. I can’t wait to see it come together.

Check out Camille’s Thimble Blossoms flickr group and all the Swoon blocks here.

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