Well Yay me! I have finished the last two of the nine blocks that make up the Swoon quilt.
Blocks 8 and 9 are very similar, both consisting of an intense (almost lime) green and a deep dark brown. They defiantely arent my favourite blocks, but they do stop the overall quilt being wish washy. This is a monswoon quilt after all. I'm not going for the look of a gentle down pour, but an intense tropical storm!
It took a very long time to settle on this layout. I feel like I have ended up with a great distribution of the green blocks, but managing to maintain a balance between the blocks with blue in then and avoiding a cluster of dark brown anywhere.
In addition to a balanced arrangment of colours I also wanted my favourite blocks on 'my side' of the quilt and I had to try and put my least favourite blocks up the top, where they will eventually be hidden by pillows. Can you see why it might have taken me a while to get the final arrangement?
And just from a different angle so you can see the different shades of the batiks.
I am now really eager to add the sashing and get the top done.