Welcome to another Monday and another week – I hope you had a great weekend! Lots of quilty goodness happened last week so I have plenty to share but I will be splitting it into multiple posts.  Today I want to share with you the blocks I’ve been working on.

Last year I received a fat quarter bundle for Christmas of Crystal Farms by Edyta Sitar for Andover. While the prints/colors are very pretty, they are not fabrics I would normally choose on my own. But when I needed just the right fabrics for a special project, I knew these would be perfect.

Last week I was lucky to spend a few days at a quilt retreat with friends, and in preparation for that I did a lot of fabric prep, cutting all the pieces I needed so I could spend time piecing. Here are just some of the pieces I cut.

Crystal Farms fabric prep

With all the pieces cut, it was easy to start the piecing. I just lined them up and started chain piecing. I like projects that I can chain piece. Seems like it makes the project go so much faster.

Chain Piecing for crystal Farms project

I’m not going to say much about the project I’m working on. It is a gift for someone who reads this blog so the less said, the better. I can tell you that I am making the blocks using the ‘Scrambled’ tutorial I wrote a few years ago. The block is great for using up scraps – check out the scrap quilt I made called Orange Crush. Aren’t those colors fun?  When I was trying to decide on a block design that could use all the fabrics in the Crystal Farms bundle, this block immediately came to mind. It is perfect for using all the fabrics in the bundle, and it will give the quilt a wonderfully scrappy look.

The block is made in four quadrants and then they are put together in any way you like for a 12″ block. Here are some of the quadrants I finished at the retreat.

Completed quadrants of Scrambled block

Four of the quadrants together will make a 12″ finished block.

Scrambled block in Crystal Farms fabric

I have a plan for these blocks, and I can’t wait to show you more. I am just so excited to be doing some personal sewing. I was really inspired by all the ladies on our retreat. I bought tons of fabric for new projects (oops, there goes the fabric diet!) and will be sharing that with you later this week.

In other news, I received a phone call yesterday from a client whose quilt I recently quilted. She was excited that her quilt placed first in its category, and Best in Show for machine quilting. I’m happy for Emily and honored that she chose me to work on her quilt. It was a lot of fun. A big Woohoo and Congrats to Emily!

So that’s my crush for Main Crush Monday, what’s yours? I would love for you to share the projects you are working on and what has you excited to be in your sewing space this week.  You can link any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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