Sunday, November 6, 2011

The end of the Swoon adventure

Finished. And I love it. A lot. All of those bits that frustrated me in the process, the parts where I made "mistakes" in the piecing and quilting, as I suspected none of those are evident now that it is complete, it's just a bunch of Hometown Swoonery goodness. Thanks to Camille Roskelley for such an awesome pattern, to the girls at Sweetwater for such lovely fabric to work with, and to all of you for your kind and supportive comments along the way. Without further ado, the photos....






{The test drive.....hehehe}


Linking up with the following:

{Sew} Modern Monday @ Canoe Ridge Creations

Sew Darn Crafty @ Sew Many Ways
Manic Monday @ Sew Happy Geek
Made With Love @ Sew Chatty
Made by You Monday @ Skip to my Lou

Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
Handmade Tuesday @ Ladybug Blessings
Tuesday Time Out @ Reasons To Skip The Housework
Made by ME @ JAQS Studio


36 comments:

Debbie said...

Beautiful!! I love it!! What great pictures of a fantastic quilt!!

Shocking Hocking said...

heather that's just fantastic - well done - it looks awesome - i just love the straight line quilting on it - really highlights the blocks

high vis clothing said...

That is SO pretty. When people ask me about my quilting I tell them I cut big pieces of fabric into smaller pieces of fabric and then I sew it all all back together to make another big piece of fabric.

Toni said...

Totally swooning over here, Heather! Awesome quilt!! Great choice for quilting and fun pictures! It even goes well with your patio!

kristastitched said...

beautiful! i didn't realize how big it was until the last photo, haha! Lovely pattern and fabric and I like your straight line quilting. yay!

Pat said...

Looks FABULOUS!

Sue Daurio said...

Wow!!! That is beautiful. You did a great job. I never would have thought of the straight line quilting, but it really is striking, just LOVE it.

Kelly @ Blue Bird Sews said...

it is wonderful! The pattern, fabric, quilting and love you put in is amazing! Now get under there and enjoy some snuggling with the hubby :)

Camille said...

Ooooh!!! Heather, it is gorgeous! And that quilting just makes everything pop. You did such an amazing job, thanks so much for sharing!

Colleen said...

Be still my heart! This is just gorgeous. I'm so glad Camille linked it on Twitter so I could get a peek!

Danielle said...

Oh wow! It's simply gorgeous, (I saw it on pinterest, now glad to see Camilles tweeted it!)

Anonymous said...

SWOON is right! Oh.MY! I can hardly wait until I have one that is similar to this! Thanks so much for the inspiration. I won't even start mine until after the first of the year.
cjnid AT imaxmail DOT net

Little Island Quilting said...

This is scrumptiously gorgeous

Mary said...

I love that you say "craft of the moment" and admit that it can change.

My craft of the moment has been quilting for about 20 years, but that could change.

For now I just change my pillows and my hair color ... a lot.

Thanks ~ Mary

Poppyprint said...

Hearty congratulations on a fantastic finish!!! What a gorgeous quilt. Looks like it's doing its job very well already.

Carla said...

Heather it came out perfectly!

mammafairy said...

It has worked beautifully, well done you!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Heather it's amazing!!! I truly love it! The quilting looks fantastic and all the blocks are perfect. The layout looks so good! It's massive isn't it?!! Wonderful!! xx

Catherine said...

this is beautiful: well done

Collette said...

W.O.W totally amazing and love the straight line quilting! well done you!

Linda said...

Love the straight-line quilting on this.

Lydia said...

Oh I am so in love with Swoon and yours is no exception. Just waiting for my pattern to arrive.

Megan said...

GAH! I LOVE IT! :) That straight-line quilting is wonderful! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

Cherise said...

Beautiful quilt! I love the swoons! Thanks for sharing! :)

Quilting Lodge said...

Wow! That is one gorgeous quilt! Looks like the test drive was a success!

Vicki @ Quilting Lodge

felicity said...

SO gorgeous! Congratulations on a beautiful finish!

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

I swoon for your Swoon! Two of my favorites. Hometown and Swoon. And the quilting is lovely!

QuiltNut Creations said...

absolutely love it! I love that you straight-line quilted it as well.

Stephanie Nagano said...

It looks amazing! You really did a great job! Wow, a queen size quilt! Was it hard quilting the middle? I'm going to have to quilt a KING size quilt for my parents for Christmas... and I'm scared. Any tips?

Gidget said...

Beautiful...I love that pattern!
Wonderful quilt.

seaschell said...

It's so pretty! I love Hometown and seeing it in a Swoon quilt makes me love it even more!

Cinthya said...

It's so incredible. I can't believe how big it is. I get so intimidated just thinking about quilting but I love admiring them and dreaming of making one myself...one day.

Stop by my blog. I just started a linky party that I'm hoping will grow. Thanks.

http://eyehearttoday.blogspot.com

kristastitched said...

Omigosh, Heather! It's so beautiful, a truly wonderful and useful quilt! Congrats on the finish :D

bingo~bonnie said...

love the pattern and the modern looking fabrics!!! and the quilting makes it look so soft.

good thing you shared the "test drive" photo - until then I was thinking it was baby sized. which it's definitely NOT. wow.

glad to have foudn your blog from a Mr. linky thingy....

love from Indiana! ~bonnie

Anne-Marie said...

Wow, swooning over the finished quilt, the pattern and a bunch of fabric are on my Christmas list, I can't wait... it might take me a while , but it will be worth it! Your is an inspiration !

Denise said...

Ohh I love your Hometown swoon too! Though I must confess mine is only partly Hometown and the rest is Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 : ) I am enjoying your blog...I love finding new ones to read!