Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Last Swoon blocks. Here's a taste of the top.

I've completed the last of the Swoon blocks and the pinwheels I will use for the border.

Chain piecing pinwheel blocks.

I don't know if this is the exact layout I'll put them in (except the center block), the pinwheels will have white between them and have them around the top as 3 borders (keeping the top clear of any extra border), and there will be white sashing in between each block but what do you think?
An indoor, at night photo doesn't do the colors justice but I think there is just the right mix of contrast and softness with the calico prints.  I think I'm becoming a fan of calicos...  many years of turning my nose up  at them as a teenager when my mom collected them and look at me now.  Perhaps mom had better taste than I gave her credit for. -wink-

Have a good one, y'all!


Happy Me said...

Beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished top!

Sue Daurio said...

Those are gorgeous!! I LOVE the idea of the pinwheel border. Mind if I use that as well?

rubyslipperz said...

These are great blocks!

I must be old enough to be your mom...eeeek. At least 20 more face wrinkles just appeared on my face!

I started quilting when the calicos first came out in the 70s. Back then...we didn't have very many cotton prints to choose from. I was also making "little house on a prairie" dresses for my daughters that loved watching that show.


Barb said...

I love how you are making the pinwheel border, just fabulous!!

Shay said...

Looking fantastic. That pin wheel border is something special!

Susan Entwistle said...

Lookin' good! I see why it's called 'swoon'.

Rosa said...

Those pinwheels look great as border. I am planning this for my Swoon so really great to see one looking so good:-)

QuiltNut Creations said...

absolutely fabulous!!