I've been intrigued with the Swoon pattern ever since I saw the Flickr photostream of the Swooning Quilt Along, but never really focused on the pattern until I saw this version of it, Sunny Day in Swoon Town:
Using this block as an inspiration, I created Evening in Swoon City, which combined my love of making houses with the Swoon pattern:
A close up of the center star block:
I used Michael Miller's Prom fabric for the center. I've used this fabric in many of the Wonky House quilt blocks. I use it sparingly because I love it so much!
Here is a close-up of an apartment building:
and of a house:
I worked out the design of the block as I went. The most difficult part was the selection of the fabric for the houses, but once I chose the star fabric, it made selecting the house fabrics a lot easier. The house pattern gave me a few problems as well since I kept changing it. The only part of the house that I was sure about was the sashing for the window. I thought it was a nice detail to add.
I'm very happy with how this block came out. Now I have to decide whether I want to keep this block as a standalone or as a center for a wall hanging. Decisions, decisions ....