Welcome to another steamy Main Crush Monday! It’s gonna be a warm one here today, so all a girl can do is hang out in her sewing room with the AC on. 🙂
I finished several customer quilts last week and also made a lot of binding. Those bindings all have to be stitched by hand so it will take me a bit longer to finish them than it did Rita’s quilt.
One of the most fun finishes I had was this gorgeous quilt by Sarah. I’m calling it the Bee Quilt.
Sarah used a fat quarter bundle of bee printed fabrics for the four patches. I’m not 100% sure, but I believe it is the Bee Joyful line by Deb Strain. After she finished the top, she asked me if I could quilt bees on it for her. I found the cutest bee design called Busy Bees from My Creative Stitches.
I really like using digital designs from MCS – they always stitch out so beautifully, with no blips or wobbly lines and not a lot of backtracking. I also like that they offer great designs for $5, and I always find something I just NEED to add to my collection!
Those busy bees really show up on the back – Sarah used Grunge wide back (yum!), and it shows off the bees and flowers playing all over the quilt.
There is wool batting from Quilter’s Dream in the quilt, so this quilt is packed full of quilty goodness. The design, the batting, the quilting – everything works to make it a fabulous quilt. Sarah won’t be getting her quilt for another week, so I’ll have lots of time to drool over it before it goes to its forever home!
Today I’m starting a big project – 118″ x 128″. That size is certainly gonna fill up the quilting frame! There’s lots of prep work to do before loading, so I probably won’t get to start quilting it until Wednesday (I have two classes to teach on Tuesday).
On a personal note I thought I’d share this pic of my great niece and nephew. I think it really shows off the joys of childhood in summer.
Flying a kite, running through freshly mowed hay fields with your sibling, on a beautifully sunny day. Does it get any better?
Oh my gosh! I almost forgot! You are going to be so excited for me. I’m happy to announce I am all caught up with Cheryl’s Mosaic Mystery quilt. Yay, me!! Now – to keep it real, we’ve only had to pick our fabrics and cut them so how far behind could I really be? But. I have everything cut and ready for the next clue when it’s released and that’s an accomplishment for me. Look at all these beautiful Alison Glass pieces:
They look so pretty all cut and stacked. I can’t wait to see what this is going to look like when it’s put together. It’s not too late if you want to join in – just follow the link above for all the details.
That’s it for me today. Now it’s your turn to share what you are working on. What has you excited to be in your sewing space? You can link any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how: