Swoon Quilt Block : Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

What’s better than starting one new project this week? Starting two! Yes, I’m *finally* jumping on the Swoon bandwagon. I’ve wanted to make one ever since I saw Angela’s Good Folks Swoon quilt. I knew the blocks were big. But I don’t think anything prepares you for the size until you actually make one.

I only get my yardstick out for 3 things:
   1. Measuring those big Chicago snow storms.
   2. Reaching toys the kids throw under our King sized bed.
   3. Showing people how big a Swoon quilt block is. 24-1/2″!

Swoon Quilt Block : Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

I’m planning on mixing some prints from Avalon by Fig Tree & Co. with others from my stash. I actually haven’t picked all my fabrics yet, so there still may be a bit more ordering. I am using Kona Snow for my background. I’m not going to stress too much over a timeline for this one, but can’t wait to make more blocks and share my progress along the way.



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    Karen Schulz

    September 20, 2013

    I love the swoon block. Wow I had no idea it was so big. You will only need about 9 blogs and the quilt will be huge!

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    QuiltNut Creations

    September 20, 2013

    Love the fabrics you picked!

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    September 20, 2013

    Gorgeous fabrics, I have been meaning to make one too, I’m loving large blocks at the moment.

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    September 20, 2013

    Love your fabric choices! And your block is so wonderfully pressed. It is so nice and crisp….I love that. 🙂
    I have not yet started my Swoon. But my fabrics have been chosen for months so I will get to it soon I hope.

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    janine b

    September 20, 2013

    love where this is going – i jumped on the scrappy swoon quilt along – it was just one ginormous block – it is cool! my daughter loves her quilt 🙂

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      Kelsey Boes

      October 12, 2013

      Do you have a picture of this somewhere?? I would love to see what one huge scrappy swoon block looks like. It sounds very fun 🙂

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    September 20, 2013

    This is going to be very,very beautiful!!

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    September 20, 2013

    It’s beautiful! Making a swoon block has been on my list forever! After seeing yours, I might just have to put one together today!

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    September 20, 2013

    Very pretty. That one is on my To Make list too.

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    Sue Moore

    September 20, 2013

    Mmm yet another on the ‘to do’ list haha!

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    Betty Ayers

    September 20, 2013

    Coincidentally I started, finally, my Swoon this week! It’s been cut and waiting for me since June and it’s fun to finally get going. Have to admit it’s far easier than I thought it would be and looks great. Enjoy the trip!

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    September 20, 2013

    I’ll never forget meeting my first Swoon block in person, those things are massive! Still, at least it makes a quilt top quicker, imagine all those wee bits in a 12″ block…

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    September 20, 2013

    I am so backed up with quilts that time and life have run away but I want one of these for MY bed all things will come in time, yeah ok love your colors can’t wait to see more!

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    September 20, 2013

    Yeah! Autumn is the perfect time to Swoon!

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    September 20, 2013

    This one is on my “quilt bucket list” but every time a new collection comes into play that is the one I want to use — oh well, maybe more than one swoon quilt ?#!}

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    September 20, 2013

    Such sweet fabrics ~ I’ve got this one on my list too. In fact it’s taped to the wall in my sewing room. Good to know you waited so long to make it. I’ll get to it eventually too.

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    Judith Oswald

    September 20, 2013

    I am finishing my “Swoon” quilt—my quilt group each picked and gave me a pair of fat quarters for a block as a birthday gift. I love it—this one will go in the church’s quilt auction; the next one is mine!

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    LiLi Trout

    September 20, 2013

    Can’t wait to see what you put with it!

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    September 20, 2013

    ive got the pattern and the craftsy class, but i have no idea when i will get it started or what fabrics to use. mmm, maybe scrappy echino from my layer cake swaps!

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    Carolyn Loewen

    September 20, 2013

    Wow! That’s an awesome block for a one block with borders baby quilt! I can imagine a cute kid’s feature fabric in the centre. Thanks for sharing this.

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    September 20, 2013

    As soon as I finish my giant churn dash quilt I will jump into the swoon wagon!!! gotta love big blocks!!!

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    September 20, 2013

    Great fabric choice.

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    Leigh Anne

    September 20, 2013

    I loved making my Swoon (maybe I should quilt it soon LOL). The first one definitely was a shocker but they got faster with each one 🙂

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    September 20, 2013

    I have one in the making. Mine doesn’t have a time line either but my youngest daughter wants me to hurry up as it will be hers. She chose Terrrain and I’m using a Bella dark grey for the background. She was afraid white or snow would show too much dirt. I guess she plans on using it.

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    Rebecca Grace

    September 20, 2013

    Hmmm… why is the block so big? Is each HST unit finishing at 3″ then? So you could make an 8″ finished swoon if you reduced that to 1″, right? Or is my math all messed up? (Likely!)

    In any event, your block is gorgeous. Love your fabrics as usual!

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    September 20, 2013

    Wow! I didn’t realize they were that big. I was thinking like 16 inches. Good grief! But this is one I keep thinking about as well. Maybe after these next two are done

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    September 20, 2013

    I love it! I am dying to start mine but I must finish the other 14 quilts I have started!

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    Erin in PA

    September 20, 2013

    Enjoy! I have been making my way through these blocks this summer – 3 down and 9 to go — I want mine to be 3×4 blocks for my bed. They are HUGE blocks for sure! I am using a lot of Good Fortune and some Jessi Jung fabrics that I have holding on to — greens, teals, oranges, and yellows. I am taking my time and enjoying the process. I have 3 more cut out, but have been too busy with the beginning of the school year (I teach 2nd grade) to sit at my machine for the past month!

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    September 20, 2013

    This block looks so awesome 🙂 I have fabrics pulled to make a swoon quilt, but I am trying to knock out a couple projects first.

    I can’t wait to see more of your blocks 🙂

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    September 21, 2013

    Nothing like a Swoon! I still am so pleased I managed to make one! You’re off to a great start!

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    September 21, 2013

    Beautiful block, Faith. I have the Swoon Block on my to do list also.
    I really love how your turned out. It has my kind of colors. I better get to bed(it’s 4:33 am) so I can work on my Craftsy BOM 2012.
    5 blocks done. 15 to go. lol I am making it with batik which I have never worked with before. I need to find a WIP to post to.

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    Yvonne Campbell

    September 21, 2013

    I love the swoon block! You’re so right, it’s huge. It is completely irresistible.

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    September 22, 2013

    Beautiful! This is on my to do list as well!

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    October 5, 2013

    Love this block! A co-worker and I made this in a larger size for a “retirement” gift for another co-worker who is leaving to start a family. We used a 10.5 inch center square and multiple colors instead of three. It really turned out so nice.
    I’m going to try this with some of my stash, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

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    October 7, 2013

    beautiful! I have to admit: if I were to start my swoon again I wouldn’t pick white as my background. Something more reduced maybe. Or with a more vintage feel. I haven’t finished my swoon so we’ll see what I’ll do with all the white space.