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    Swoon blocks

    Seems like swoon blocks are all the rage right now. At our quilt guild we were given a "President's Challenge". Each of us was to bring a yard of fabric in a brown paper bag. The bags were exchanged. From the yard of fabric I received, I am to make a 40" x 40" square, of course adding some of my own fabric. At our Christmas party/meeting in Dec. we will bring back our completed squares and give them back to the person who supplied the fabric. Hidden in the bag I received, I found a yummy yard of floral fabric from the Moda "Bliss" line. I just happened to have a layer cake from the same line of fabric.

    So, I decided to try my hand at making a swoon block. The first one I made only measured 16.6". I could have made 3 more, added some sashing to come up with a 40 x 40 block. But I decided to make one BIG swoon block.

    Here are my 2 blocks:
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    (.(. (..`..♥ Sally

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    2nd swoon picture

    Sorry, the second block failed to load. I think I need to downsize the file. Wish me luck!
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    (.(. (..`..♥ Sally

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    very pretty block what is the name of it

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    Beautiful fabricline and what a beautiful block to use this fabric on. Love it !
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    Beautiful block. Love the intricate piecing. What does "swoon" stand for? I am not aware of what is all the rage. Enlighten me!

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    2nd pic, 2nd attempt!

    Ok, I think I might have successfully made the file smaller!
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    (.(. (..`..♥ Sally

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    Swoon block ~ thank you!
    Quote Originally Posted by debquilts2 View Post
    very pretty block what is the name of it
    Blessings!
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    (.(. (..`..♥ Sally

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwessel47 View Post
    Beautiful block. Love the intricate piecing. What does "swoon" stand for? I am not aware of what is all the rage. Enlighten me!
    Evidently I need to crawl out from under my rock more often because I'd never heard of a "swoon" block either. But I will say this... this beautiful block makes me want to swoon. No, it's not the heat (LOL) -- it's those gorgeous fabrics! "Bliss" is the right name for that line!
    (`v)
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    .*).*)
    (.(. (..`..♥ rebecca

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    Great combination of colors and prints. Love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwessel47 View Post
    Beautiful block. Love the intricate piecing. What does "swoon" stand for? I am not aware of what is all the rage. Enlighten me!
    It is a block created by Camille Roskelley, and it just seems to be popping up everywhere. The name? Because it makes you "swoon" over it? I don't know.
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    Pretty block, and fabrics too. Have not heard the term "swoon"~~
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    The blocks are beautiful!! Great work!
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    Beautiful blocks you made from your fabric. It will make a beautiful quilt!

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    wow, I love your fabric choices and your blocks. I just had to look up the block , never heard of it before. here's a tute I found http://doublenickelquilts.blogspot.c...ilt-block.html

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    I think I have this
    You get l yard of fabric and from that fabric plus yours
    you have to make some thing that measures 40 by 40
    and they call it a Swoon block

    Did I understand you correctly?

    thanks di

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    Beautiful! I have not tried one yet. (Swoon block) I think I have to try it!
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    Beautiful piecing! and great fabric choices!

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    nice block but not familar with the swoon block hasnt reached the east coast yet i guess
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    Oh dear...yet another block to make but I realy realy LOVE this one!
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    Love it. So if one of your blocks=40"? Did you make an instruction sheet with these construction measurments ? It would make a lovely table topper.
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    Thats a beautiful block, I love the fabrics you used.

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    Love this block. Could you do a tutorial on it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sallyjane View Post
    Seems like swoon blocks are all the rage right now. At our quilt guild we were given a "President's Challenge". Each of us was to bring a yard of fabric in a brown paper bag. The bags were exchanged. From the yard of fabric I received, I am to make a 40" x 40" square, of course adding some of my own fabric. At our Christmas party/meeting in Dec. we will bring back our completed squares and give them back to the person who supplied the fabric. Hidden in the bag I received, I found a yummy yard of floral fabric from the Moda "Bliss" line. I just happened to have a layer cake from the same line of fabric.

    So, I decided to try my hand at making a swoon block. The first one I made only measured 16.6". I could have made 3 more, added some sashing to come up with a 40 x 40 block. But I decided to make one BIG swoon block.

    Here are my 2 blocks:
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    Have a wonderful day!

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    Very pretty blocks. I have never heard of a swoon block. Now maybe I have to make one.
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    Lovely blocks! I like the fabrics used.

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    Very beautiful colors and fabric. Looks something like the carpenter's square.
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