At last I found a little window of time to make my first Swoon block. All the support and inspiration you could even need is in Katy's Swoon Quilt A Long group on Flickr. This project would never have started without it.
I have to be very disciplined to sew a big block like this successfully. A series of assembly lines is needed, stacks of half square triangles waiting to be sewn. I used a Frixion pen for all my lines and a walking foot for sewing the slippy sliding Little Folks voile
Pins are definitely needed with the voile. Along the way I must have 'lost' a square here and a piece there a 100 times.
I enjoyed this a lot more than I ever imagined I would. The block design is simple but very effective and is just what I was looking for with the Little Folks- I know many of you suggested Swoon when I asked what I should make with these fabrics.
Cutting does take ages but I am working only one block at a time so it is easily manageable. It is a whopper, a mini quilt in itself, 24.5" x 24.5. I am going for the full 9 blocks but slowly, slowly.
Pressing the seams open is worth the extra effort and made joining a lot easier. The thiness of the voiles really helps and they have a lot of give, handy when I am trying to match up points.
I am actually bursting to make another but I I have promised my sister a quilt for her birthday, end of February so more Swooning will have to wait.