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MNnancy Posted: Sat, Oct 26 2013 8:54 PM

Have you heard of the swoon block or the swoon quilt?  I'm starting to see these on a lot of quilting sites - blogs and Facebook groups.  There a lot of fun possibilities with these blocks.  One online group is doing a challenge - entered quilts must be a minimum of six swoon blocks and whoever wins the viewer's choice award will receive one fat quarter from each of the other contestants.

Here's a link that shows a compilation of swoon quilts.  You can also check on Pinterest or Google images of swoon quilts.

http://camilleroskelley.typepad.com/simplify/2011/09/swoonery.html

Anyone interested in doing something with this after Christmas?


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Leslie replied on Sun, Oct 27 2013 8:13 AM

Nancy, just checked out the link, beautiful I wonder why they are called swoon blocks?

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Good morning!

I was looking through some Craftsy pages yesterday and found this block on one of the tutorials.  It was very easy to recreate in EQ7.  I would be interested in your suggestion about doing a quilt challenge or some other from of use for this block after Christmas.

Barbara

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chocake2 replied on Sun, Oct 27 2013 10:48 AM

Neat. I love the complexity and variety you can achieve with just switching around your values. I'm all for big, easy blocks that make up into fast quilts.  LOL  But...Why are they called Swoon blocks? 

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Donna B replied on Sun, Oct 27 2013 1:35 PM

Nancy, I really enjoyed scrolling through the many fabric choices used with this block.  They all looked so unique and I think it is a great and very flexible block!  

Frankly, I am very surprised it has taken two years for anyone to bring it up here on QCA!  Thank you for doing so!!! (At least I had never noticed it before.)

After Christmas, yes you probably have me hooked...lol.

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Roxanne replied on Sun, Oct 27 2013 2:00 PM

My cousin recently made a swoon quilt and it is just beautiful.  One more to add to my list.  The list is so long now that I can not possibly live long enough to complete all the quilts :)

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gini replied on Sun, Oct 27 2013 2:14 PM

I'ld be interested

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MNnancy replied on Sun, Oct 27 2013 4:13 PM

Donna B:
Frankly, I am very surprised it has taken two years for anyone to bring it up here on QCA!

Donna, so you've heard of these?  


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Angele replied on Sun, Oct 27 2013 5:33 PM

I had never heard of swooning blocks before. Hmmm sounds interesting.

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chocake2 replied on Sun, Oct 27 2013 5:58 PM

Didn't Barbara make a quilt with this block before she got sick?

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Angele:
I had never heard of swooning blocks before. Hmmm sounds interesting.

 

Me either. I Googled till I was cross-eyed :-) and couldn't find any explanation where the name came from. I re-created it in EQ7 so I have the pattern if I want to make a swoon quilt.


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Valerie replied on Sun, Oct 27 2013 6:34 PM

I have this quilt pattern. I got it with a craftsy class that i am taking. Called "Precut Piecing Made Simple".

It is a great class and you get to watch how it is made along with tips and tricks of how to make it.

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MNnancy replied on Sun, Oct 27 2013 8:17 PM

Valerie, do you suppose that pattern is copyrighted or can you share it?  How big a block does yours make?  I suppose like Judy T says, it would be easy enough to draw & print in EQ.


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I just love this pattern. After reading all the posts and looking at the blocks on your link, I took it to my EQ7 and designed a baby quilt around it. I need a baby quilt by March so this may be the perfect pattern. Thank you so much for the link and the information.

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MNnancy replied on Sun, Oct 27 2013 8:25 PM

No fair getting a head start on us, Melissa.  LOL  We're going to do some kind of challenge with this in the new year.


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