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My first Katie Jump Rope Swoon block! Loving it!

I realized I was sick of my Katie Jump Rope collection sitting on the shelf collecting dust. I decided to cut into it and am using the Swoon pattern. The pattern calls for making these stars with just 2 colors, but I wanted to try a scrappy version and love how it looks in this block.

 

This was not the easiest block to come together. I am not a sewist that likes patterns and I realized you need to have a PERFECTLY consistent 1/4 inch to make this block perfect. But, I still love this pattern because it lets me have big pieces of my beloved fabric and not have to chop it up too much.

 

There's one mistake in this block (a half square triangle placed the wrong direction) but I'm leaving it in and didn't unpick it so that I won't have the pressure of this having to be THE perfect quilt. Also I see some prints I could have placed differently to mix it up better, but I'm just going to go with it and know that the whole quilt will be sufficiently scrappy to make it all mix in!

 

Don't look too closely or with a critical eye - also it hasn't been trimmed up! ;]

 

This is a huge block - if you aren't familiar with Swoon, this is a 24" x 24" block, you make 9 of these huge guys for a square quilt. Can't wait to sew more!

 

Blogged: www.twomoreseconds.com/2011/08/cutting-into-my-katie-jump...

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Uploaded on August 5, 2011