Today’s crush is about Jen’s quilt. I feel like I’ve been talking about this quilt forever, but I have really only been working on it for a week. It is finally finished and I like the way it looks.

Jen's Photo Quilt

Hubby and my oldest son were my quilt holders today. We managed to get a picture in between the rain showers. It is dark and yucky here today so I apologize for the dark pictures.

The quilting was easy. After stitching in the ditch around all the picture panels, I did Figure 8’s in the sashing that ran across the quilt and in the outside borders. In the vertical sashing I did an easy back and forth design and in the name panel a small loopy meander.

Figure 8's

Loopy Meander QuiltingAfter I took the pic of the name panel I went back and outline quilted the letters. That really helped with the little ridge that is around each letter and looks so much better.

At first I thought the SITD would be all the quilting I would do. The picture pieces are a little stiff and I wanted to keep the quilt as soft and cuddly as possible. Hubby said it needed more – “you’ve got to do some of that stitching stuff on it”. That was all I needed to hear. I’m proud of myself for not going too crazy with the quilting. It has just the perfect amount of texture and is still soft enough to cuddle up with.

Thanks for sticking with me during this crazy quilt journey of fabric photo panels and applique. I have learned a lot with this project and hope some of the information is useful to you too.

Now on to the linky party! There were so many great crushes linked last week for Main Crush Monday; I hope you were able to visit some of the links for some great quilty inspiration.

Lisa @ Sunlight in Winter shared this blue beauty that was a group project:

Sunlight in Winter

Tanya @ Tanya Quilts in Colorado is ready for spring with her beautiful butterflies. I think I’m going to have to make some of these for myself!


And Katy @ Katy Quilts started on these 18” blocks. This top will be done quickly with such big blocks!



And now it’s your turn to share your crush! What have you been working on that has you excited to be in your sewing room? I would love for you to link up and share. You can link any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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