May Finishes Party – A Lovely Year of Finishes

Can you believe the year is almost half over?!? One more month and we will be there.  May is supposed to be the month of flowers, but here in Washington state we are still experiencing Showers mixed with hail on some days.  Luckily that hasn’t stopped my garden from growing along nicely!  This month I picked my Swoon Quilt top to finish – it took me 17 months to finish the top as I started the first block in January of 2012.  I’m very happy to cross this off my list, and looking forward to figuring out how I want to quilt it.

Here is a picture laying down on my lawn. This quit top is HUGE! We tried getting a picture with my hubby holding it…but he isn’t quite 80″ tall, but the colors look SO much better in this pic.

See how the colors pop in this pic? Next time I will get him a ladder to stand on! LOL

Your turn! Time to show us all what you have been working on! Remember, you can link up here or with Shanna over Fiber of All Sorts, no need to link up twice. Make sure you grab a button from the sidebar to let everyone know you are playing along, and try and visit at least 2 other people who have linked up and leave a comment, we all love comments!

No worries if you aren’t a blogger, you can link up your finished project from a photo you’ve added to our  flickr group.

Shanna and I are excited to host this monthly link with tons of prizes!

To be eligible for May prizes you must have entered into the goal setting party.

**Please note, this is the same linky on both Shanna’s blog and here, so no need to enter twice ***

And let’s not forget the prizes from our amazing sponsors:

May’s Prizes Include:

 1. Choice of $15 or 2 charm packs from Stitch n’ Giggles

2. Mini Dresden Flowers Pattern and Pieces donated from Paper Pieces

3. $25 Gift Certificate from Intrepid Thread

4. These pack of books from a local quilter Solar Threads

Find Becky on her facebook page here




5. $20.00 Gift Certificate from the Quilting Lodge

6, 7, 8, 9 Will get one thread pack of Auriful Thread donated from Aurifil

10. $10.00 Gift Certificate from Contemporary Cloth


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21 Responses to May Finishes Party – A Lovely Year of Finishes

  1. Your Swoon is gorgeous!! Congrats on the finish 🙂 Love the colors popping in that last photo.

  2. Lisa L. says:

    It is beautiful! Congrats on finishing! 🙂 I think I may finally commit to starting one! I have the perfect fabric bundle and LOTS of Kona white! 🙂

  3. tubakk says:

    Oh, already? I have to hurry up. It have to be quilting tomorrow for me. Have a nice weekend!

  4. mary says:

    Wow that is one gorgeous Swoon, well done. My goal is finished I just need to find time in our crazy lives to get some photo’s!!

  5. Sondra says:

    Lovely quilt, Melissa. Really, really pretty. XXX

  6. Katy says:

    Yay, congrats, shall link up tomorrow!

  7. cara wills says:

    Your swoon is fabulous! Inspiring me to make one!

  8. Jacque (aka Snoodles) says:

    Oh my goodness, Melissa, it’s just beautiful! How inspiring!

  9. Its gorgeous! I intend making a Swoon this summer, really love the fabrics you picked!

  10. Barb N says:

    Love your Swoon Quilt! Those blocks are huge. And gorgeous. WTG on the finish! (I finally finished one just for me, and I’m tickled.)

  11. Connie says:

    Your quilt is beautiful Melissa and congrats on a great finish! I added my link also.

  12. So pretty! I really like your color choices.

  13. Beth T. says:

    Your Swoon is very inspiring! Thank you, once again, for organizing this. Look at all the finishes you have instigated. Mine, for sure. It’s interesting, because what I learned from this project is that I don’t like raw edge reversible applique, but because I was determined to finish it, I discovered that I like drawing with thread, and now I have another wall-hanging.

  14. Carrie P. says:

    Congrats on your awesome quilt. Love it!

  15. Ellie Q says:

    Love, love, love your swoon quilt! I admit I got tired of seeing them for a while when it seemed like everyone was making them, but your fabric choices just make yours something special!

  16. Pat says:

    I love your swoon quilt. The fabrics and colors are wonderful! One of these beauties is on my “someday list.” Thanks for sharing this inspiring quilt.

    Thanks, also, for hosting this inspiring monthly linky party. I made my goal this month! Woo-Hoo! … 🙂 Pat

  17. Lyanna L. says:

    Your swoon quilt looks fantastic…maybe I should start on mine one of these days =)

  18. Kathy S. says:

    The linky wouldn’t let me post a pic so I had to put the A Lovely Year of Finishes button as my picture. I think it’s because I couldn’t get Picassa web to upload today. There are pics of my finish on my blog and in the flickr group. Yeah! Love your swoon quilt, by the way!

  19. So disappointed… I tried to link up too late… but I almost got it finished… boo who!.

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