Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Finally, a Swoon big finish!

My Peacock Lane Swoon quilt is finally done and I could not be happier!  I now truly understand the term a "labor of love."  This is the biggest, prettiest thing I have ever made.  Everytime I look at it I scream with joy on the inside.  It feels good. 

I quilted it in a crosshatch pattern, which I think compliments the pattern.  I did think about getting it longarmed, but I'm glad I did it myself.  Even the simple straight line quilting was a workout because of the size of the quilt.  I have never worked with that much fabric.

For the back I used two of my favorite fabrics from the collection bordering a scrappy rainbow strip.  I wanted it to be as pretty as the front, and I love how totally different it is from the front too.  I went with turquoise for the binding and I handsewed it on while Grandma was in town attending to the boys. 

I feel like a weight has been lifted.  I can finally start something else and not have that nagging feeling of having a massive unfinished project staring at you.

The fabrics are the Peacock Lane collection by Violet Craft
Pattern is Swoon from Thimble Blossoms by Camille Roskelley.

I may try linking up to some places if I can figure out how to do all that.

I hope everyone is having a great summer so far!



  1. WOW Melissa, that is one beautiful quilt and such a fantastic finish. Well done, you should be very very proud. What will be next?
    hugs, Sharon

  2. So beautiful Melissa - love the fussy cut prints! The fabric is just perfect for this pattern.

  3. Great finish!! Truly a beautiful quilt!!

  4. Thank you ladies! I'm really enjoying snuggling up under it. I'm not sure which side I like better either.

  5. Your Swoon quilt is really wonderful -- such a great use of Peacock Lane!!!

  6. Great colors! Wonderful quilt! It's so brillant. Good job!

  7. I love your Swoon, the Peacock Lane looks stunning! I must get on and make the rest of my swoon I'm soooo far behind.