test block a few weeks ago, but just now got back to making the blocks.
I cut the pieces all at the same time and put them in little baggies to keep them straight. I think it helped me NOT procrastinate because the pieces were all right there, ready and waiting. One thing that threw me - the center square is not Color 1. Let me say that again: THE CENTER SQUARE IS NOT COLOR 1, WENDI!!! (Can you see me thumping my head ala the old V8 commercials here? Yup! That's me. And I had already made the test block and STILL didn't get it! Why would I naturally assume that the largest block - the center block, even - would be called Color 1? And do I actually READ directions? Apparently not.)
As you may have guessed, I cut all the center squares from Color 1 and had to re-cut them. ALL of them. Oh well, 3-1/2 inch squares are pretty useful. I'll find something to do with them.
There is nothing really difficult about the Swoon block. Lots of tediousness though. A ton of HSTs and flying geese and then putting all those together. I'm ready to make some of these in their original size. I'm wondering if they are less tedious.
So, that's one more project completed. They are not perfect by any means, but I'm not unhappy with the way they turned out.