Friday, August 12, 2011

Contrast



I worked on a couple more Swoon blocks...I just love the contrast in this one...it's one of my favorites!



But I love this block, too.  It doesn't have the bold, striking contrast of the first block, but there is definitely enough contrast in this block to "make it work."



I have 5 blocks finished now (2 more are cut and ready to sew, yay!). You can kind of see how big they are...these are laid out on a full-sized bed! I love how the blocks are looking together; it's fun to see this quilt turning out exactly how I imagined it would.  I think the perfect way to finish this quilt will be a scrappy binding made from left-overs!



I worked on this weeks Farmer's Wife blocks too.  Talk about contrast...I'd forgotten how small the Farmer's Wife blocks really are!

 

This is block #54, Kitchen Woodbox.  I had a lot of fun with this one! My friend Lori shares her method for making this block here.

 

And this is block #10, Bowtie.  Another simple block.
 

Here are the Fig Tree versions...

 

Kitchen Woodbox.




And Bowtie.  The plan today is to make two more "Swoon" blocks and cut out the remaining two.  I'm really trying to hold onto these last days of summer...before everything gets crazy busy again!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

29 comments:

~Laurie~ said...

Back reading blogs again and so glad to visit yours! Beautiful work Sherri (as always)! Your posts always make me smile :)

Sandra said...

I can't wait for your posts as you always have such beautiful blocks! What fabrics are you using for your Swoon blocks? I love all the ones you've chosen.

S x

Terriaw said...

Love the contrast in all of your Swoon blocks, but I liked the way you described the ones that are more bold and others with a subtle contrast. They all look great together! Fun to see your progress on the farmers wife blocks too. They must feel small compared to those big star blocks!

Darlene said...

I love that first block, too, Sherri. Actually you do have awesome contrast on all the blocks. This going to be a fabulous quilt.

Your Farmer's Wife blocks are delightful.

ANNA said...

Ciao ti seguo da un pò di tempo e trovo i tuoi lavori davvero bellissimi!
Amo vedere i tuoi lavori che si creano passo passo ...da te riesco ad imparare tantissimo...grazie e a presto ANNA

Lisa In Oregon said...

Beautiful work. :)

Leanne said...

The Swoon blocks are wonderful, I especially love the blue and green one. Your FW ones are too.

Jenny said...

loving your Swoon quilt...i had a book from the library the other day called Make One and Your Done...(or something like that) and i thought it would be great to make a few for a full size quilt, but they blocks are not nearly as striking as this one by Camille...also, my JAF still has plenty of DS quilts if you need more!

Deborah Hays said...

Can I just say WOW!!! Great job! Blessings, Debbie

Carol said...

Oh Sherri, the Swoon blocks are fantastic! And I'm lovin' those Farmer's Wife blocks! So fun!

Mary L. said...

Love, love the Swoon blocks!

Kris said...

The Swoon blocks are just lovely. All of the combinations are pleasing to the eye and your piecing is so precise. Can't wait to see the remaining blocks.

Great job.

Anne Heidi said...

Oh your blocs are so pretty! This will be a fabulous quilt!

Stephanie said...

Your DS Swoon blocks look so pretty all together. Love them.

Patti said...

Absolutely love your blocks. they are gorgeous. I'm just waiting for Ruby to arrive so I can make it with that. I am so in love with Ruby it just isn't true.
Love
Patti xxx

Deb said...

I think I'm going to have to break down and buy a Swoon pattern because I have a bunch of that material and would like to make a similar quilt. Did you use the Moda Bella white solid with it?

Kenna said...

Do you sell the Swoon pattern? Gorgeous work, just gorg!

Nicky said...

I am thinking I need to stop swooning over these swoon blocks and make myself some!

Melody said...

No wonder it's called swoon. I've fallen in love with these blocks.

Hayley said...

Im just starting up the Farmer's Wife quilt myself. Any idea about how much fabric I will need to make the 111 block one?

I have to say lovely looking blocks. THe swoon ones look like alot of fun!

amy smart said...

I love your Swoon blocks, Sherri. That pattern is so striking and those DS fabrics are my new favorites. This is going to be an awesome quilt!!

Sherry said...

Your swoon blocks are beautiful. They look great together.

ltdermdvm said...

Sherri, this looks like it's turning out to be just beautiful! Well done :)

FabricandFlowers said...

Love the Swoon! You've motivated me to start mine next weekend.

Lori said...

Love the Swoon blocks!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Sherri -- those Swoon blocks are huge. And GORGEOUS!!!

Busy As Can Be said...

I love the colors ...you are making me wish I was doing this quilt too!
Debbie

Talin's Corner said...

Your Swoon blocks look great. I love that they are all different and they are a bit nostalgic (if that makes sense).

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