I’ve been seeing Swoon quilts around and about the quilting world. I think some blogs even did a Swoon-a-long last year. I didn’t jump on the band wagon then, but I’m on it now! I bought the pattern and have pulled fabric for it. I’m thinking about adding sashing and borders to make this queen sized, but the jury’s still out on that. 80″ by 80″ is still a very good sized quilt.
My initial thought was a rainbow swoon (since I fell in love with this one from Living with Punks). However, I was short a few colors to do the full rainbow. Initially I thought whohooo! a trip to the fabric store! But reality set in when I looked at my fabric budget (*sigh* anybody know of a money tree? cause I’d love one!) and I decided to see what I could come up with from my stash. I decided to go with the warm spectrum of the rainbow. Maybe in the future, I’ll do a second swoon quilt in the future and do the cool end. 🙂
I’m also still deciding on the background fabric. I always default to a white background, but the fabrics I’ve selected also have a lot of white in them. I’m worried the blocks won’t pop enough. I might make a mini swoon block to see what it looks like. Any other background color suggestions?