Actually I'm all swooned out - or at least, I got my 9 blocks finished and sashed and DONE on Friday and I am so so happy with how it turned out.
I'm really pleased I listened to the advice of the majority and carried on after I was waivering on my 4th block.
For the sashing I went a little bit wider and cut my strips 3 1/2" and added 4 cornerstones around the centre block, just to change it up a little and because I had some leftover squares hanging around. I like cornerstones in sashing, mostly because I don't much enjoy sewing sashing and the cornerstones make it a heap easier to line up your rows (yep - it's not for the look, it's for the cheat. I am all about that).
And what about the group action? There has been so much going on in that flickr group, I can hardly keep up. Seriously, it's crazy how many blocks pop up each day.
Here's a selection of pics of the awesomeness going on right now over there. Click the pic to take you through to the credits. (Yes - you have spotted a cross stitched swoon quilt going on there too. I know. It's out of the ball park awesome, isn't it?) I think what makes me more amazed is how everyone has taken the pattern and added their own personality to their quilt. Each one looks different, even the ones made from the same fabrics. Each is as individual as the quilter that created it, and that is a real treat for me every day, just looking to see what is going on there and commenting on all the new blocks. I love it.
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