Peek Pattern Launch and Giveaway {The Late Night Quilter Version}

October 28, 2015

I am so honored that my friend Melanie Tuazon  asked me to participated in Peek Wednesdays this October, where she is launching her new pattern, Peek.  Mel was one of the first bloggers I ever started following when I first began reading blogs.  I love seeing and reading about her work! She’s a talented modern quilter and teacher, and I am inspired by all that she does.

Last year, Melanie wrote a pattern…  a really, really special pattern. I loved it the second I laid eyes on it; I immediately thought it was one of the most versatile and classic modern patterns I have ever seen.

Melanie’s original version of Peek was displayed at QuiltCon 2015, and is sleek and modern as can be.

Peek by Melanie Tuazon

Modern Red Peek by Mel Tuazon 1


I loved Melanie’s first version because it included so much negative space.  As a modern longarm quilter, I love nothing more than lots of negative space to free motion quilt.

But for my version, I though I might go in the opposite direction, just for fun, and to show off the versatility of the Peek Block.  I chose soft, dreamy prints (Whitewashed Cottage by Moda) that evoke memories of relaxing lakeside in a swinging hammock.  I surrounded my shabby chic Peek blocks with borders and patchwork.

It’s the most un-modern thing I’ve ever made, and I LOVE it!  I don’t say this often, but I would make this pattern again and again.  It’s so fulfilling because each different fabric choice made gives a totally different look.

Peek by Stephanie Palmer

Peek Quilt designed by Melanie Tuazon made by Stephanie Palmer

I added a little embellishment around the four center Peek Blocks, with cotton twill ribbon that looks like measuring tape.  I found it at my Local Quilt Shop, Valli & Kim; you can order it online from them, if you like it. It comes in 5/8″ or 3/8″ (I used the 5/8″), and it’s only $1.75 a yard.

Peek Block with Cotton Twill Ribbon Detail

I used a single layer of wool batting to give it some loft and softness that my children won’t be able to resist.

Peek Quilt on Longarm by Late Night Quilter

I had plans to free motion quilt loops and feathers all over it… but then I loaded it on a longarm, and the quilt refused my plan.  I stared at it, and realized that the delicate white strips of fabric, the window panes of the block, were begging to be carefully stitched around.  As I began working on it, I realized I wanted to quilt it minimally, to focus on the beauty of the pattern.

Do you see what I mean about how versatile the pattern is?

I love Melanie’s second version of Peek too, which uses vibrant jades and blues! It’s an entirely different quilt!!!

Jade and Blue Modern Peek Block by Mel Tuazon

Last week, our friend Karin showed off some fun Halloween pillows using Peek.  Again, they are so different, it’s hard to believe it’s the same block!

LeighLaurelStudios Halloween Peek Blocks

For a chance to receive a free copy of the Peek block, please give Melanie a follow on Instagram ( @melintheattic)  and comment below (if you’re not on Instagram, now worries, just comment below and you’ll be entered to win).  The pattern is available for sale for $8 in Melanie Tuazon’s Etsy shop.  I hope you give the Peek pattern a try.  If you do, please show us what you’ve made!  #PeekQuilt on Instagram

Picture of Peek Pattern by Melanie Tuazon


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  • Reply noduh88232 October 28, 2015 at 10:55 am

    I just love the beauty of this quilt. It looks simply but delicate.

  • Reply allisonreidnem October 28, 2015 at 11:01 am

    I really like the soft colours of the fabrics you’ve used and the in the ditch quilting is very effective – it does look beautifully cuddly. The different versions of the quilt block you’ve shown do cover the range of traditional to ultra modern.

  • Reply Margaret October 28, 2015 at 11:08 am

    The rich tones in this quilt are stunning. I am not on instigram but i would love a chance at winning this pattern.

  • Reply Jen @ Faith and Fabric October 28, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Gorgeous! The way this pattern can be used in such a variety of ways is my favorite part. Your rendition is lovely.

  • Reply Robyn Miller October 28, 2015 at 11:16 am

    I love the version with jades and blues the best! And the pillows are pretty fantastic too. Oh the wheels are spinning… I am off to favorite this one on Etsy for the future. (and I gave her a follow on instagram too)

    rtgandy ant gmail

  • Reply Connie Cain October 28, 2015 at 11:17 am

    Love it!! I have some batiks that would look gorgeous in this pattern. 🙂

  • Reply tac October 28, 2015 at 11:43 am

    I am not on Instagram but I love seeing all the different versions made with the Peek pattern.

  • Reply Donna W October 28, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Love Melanie’s new pattern – Peek. I am not on instagram. Thanks for sharing the different versions with us.

  • Reply Karen A October 28, 2015 at 11:55 am

    What a versatile block. So many different ways to interpret it.

  • Reply cheryljbrickey October 28, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Great pattern, I love your version. I already follow Melanie on Instagram.

  • Reply Erin October 28, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    I love this pattern. I saw it in your periscope last night and now seeing it done in different prints really makes me want to use it on some of my hoarded prints. 🙂

  • Reply Carol October 28, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Peek is beautiful, I would love it a try!

  • Reply Mary October 28, 2015 at 2:14 pm


  • Reply Kristen October 28, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    It’s so fun to see it in different colors and prints.

  • Reply Rochelle October 28, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    What a pretty quilt you made. Hard to believe this is the same pattern as the original quilt or the others that are shown. Great job.

  • Reply Preeti October 28, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    Beautiful pattern! Looks great with various prints!

  • Reply buntyw October 28, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    What a great pattern – I love the jade/blue version!

  • Reply Sfton October 28, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    You weren’t kidding about the versatility.

  • Reply Lisa October 28, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    All the versions of this pattern are really lovely and they are all different from each other.

  • Reply Carrie Wikander October 28, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    It is very versatile and I love how you did your piece. I wouldn’t say it isn’t modern, though…

  • Reply chanzy01 October 28, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    Love this and how different it appears with just the change in fabric. I can just see an entire Halloween quilt made with it. My Halloween happy niece would love it. Rina

  • Reply Sandy A in St. Louis October 28, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    Love how this lets you “feature” a fabric if you would like. Your version of the quilt with the tape measure, too!

  • Reply Miranda E October 28, 2015 at 8:53 pm

    Love those pillows! And your version is so pretty and delicate.

  • Reply Diana @ Red Delicious Life October 28, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    I agree, each project of Peek looks completely different from the next. I love yours and I really want to try wool batting now! Just curious, how did you attach the tape measure? Did you just sew it on top (I couldn’t see any stitches) or did you actually piece it in with seams? Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Reply bkringel October 28, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Love this pattern (but don’t enter me in the giveaway – my list is wayyy too long as it is!) Also, that trim on your quilt is wonderful. I think that adds such a great touch. 🙂

  • Reply Brita October 29, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Fascinating pattern, I can see why you want to make it again. My mind is whirling with fabric combinations. I’d probably start with sunny batiks, with a contrasting frame color. Hmmmmm

  • Reply Jayne Willis October 29, 2015 at 9:30 am

    I love the design! I love having options with patterns! Everyone is gorgeous!

  • Reply Wendy October 29, 2015 at 10:15 am

    I think ditch stitching was the right way to go. Such a versatile patttern!

  • Reply Allison CB October 29, 2015 at 10:30 am

    Great pattern! Lots of potential! 🙂

  • Reply Lisa E October 30, 2015 at 12:25 am

    You are absolutely right; the pattern is very versatile. Love it!

  • Reply Debby October 30, 2015 at 12:45 am

    Love all the variations on this pattern. They are all so different and beautiful!

  • Reply Amy October 30, 2015 at 7:48 am

    What a cool block and so many ways to use it.

  • Reply Claire Ross October 30, 2015 at 9:54 am

    What a lovely block and so nice to see such varied finished projects x

  • Reply Terri Ann October 30, 2015 at 11:10 am

    I’m really glad you went with the stitch in the ditch quilting with this, it really makes the peeks int h windows pop. Also that twill tape is such a clever addition!

  • Reply Mel J. October 30, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    I really love the muted prints that you chose as well as the halloween pillows! This is a great block – would love to get my hands on this pattern.

  • Reply Lori Morton October 30, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    LOOOOVE tjhis Pattern! Wowie…how different each project is….so cool tho! Great pattern! Thanks for chance to win your give-a-way too…even tho I don’t do the Instagram, FB, etc stuff! Yay! 🙂

  • Reply Kathy E. October 30, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    i agree that Peek really is a special pattern. I,love the modern edge. So glad you didn’t quilt it with feathers and instead gave it a simpler quilting design. It turned out perfectly!

  • Reply Chris October 31, 2015 at 12:06 am

    I love these geometric quilts. They are striking and so many color opportunities.

  • Reply Rita Long October 31, 2015 at 5:24 am

    The peek block is so versatile. Love it!

  • Reply Debbie P October 31, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    thanks for showing the versatility of this block!

  • Reply Jen B November 1, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    What a wonderful pattern, I love your version of it.

  • Reply Pam Arbour November 2, 2015 at 5:45 am

    It is amazing how versatile this pattern is just by fabric choice. So very nice.

  • Reply Kathleen November 2, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    This is a great pattern. Would love to make it! Thanks for the chance to win

  • Reply Robin Preston November 4, 2015 at 10:14 am

    I love this peek pattern. It seems so versatile! And the looks can be so different by the color choices; more than any other quilt I’ve seen. Blogging to meet up with quilters sounds like. A terrific idea. Any tips to get started?

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