I am giggling as I write this. “Done with the Mustard” sounds funny to me, but it’s true – I have finished the blue & mustard quilt!


Getting pictures was a bit of a challenge. We have had off/on rain showers and clouds for several days now, so I apologize for the dark pics. But I just couldn’t wait to share this finish with you!

I love this color combination and adding in the print adds another interesting element to the design. I’m so happy I decided to make a second version of the Oomph pattern.

Close Up QuiltingFor the quilting, I knew immediately I wanted to do matchstick quilting in the mustard spaces like I did in the red/white/gray version. I used Superior’s MonoPoly dark invisible thread. It would have been fun to use a variegated thread but I didn’t have the right color on hand and I didn’t want to wait for an order to be delivered. Yes, patience is a virtue that I’m a little short on…

My quilty friend Tish (check out her amazing blog!) had wonderful suggestions for quilting the other sections of the quilt. Unfortunately, I was spending too much time away from my computer helping Mom and sneaking in bits of quilting here and there, so by the time I read her email it was too late to use her ideas. You can bet I will use her suggestions on my next quilt though.

So I did a couple of straight lines in the zig-zag blue pieces, and curvy triangles in the triangle pieces. I was able to find a quilting path that kept starting/stopping to a minimum so there weren’t as many threads to bury as I was afraid there might be. That’s a win in my book!

Quilting Texture on OomphI love the back almost as much as the front. That beautiful, scrumptious, lickable quilty texture!! I said it. Lickable. That’s for my sister, who literally drools over fabric. πŸ™‚

Oomph Quilt Blue and GoldAnd another pic, just because…

Oomph Quilt close up FMQI made this quilt because I wanted to try the Oomph pattern with a print and make it bigger than the baby size I made when the pattern was first released. I’m very happy with the way it turned out. At 63″ x 72″ it’s the perfect size for snuggling with.

I plan to list this quilt in my Etsy shop as soon as the sun comes out again and I can get better pictures. As I mentioned before, it reminds me of the West Virginia University school colors so it would be a great gift for a WVU fan or college student.

This finish (can we all do the happy dance?!) is my crush for this first week of June. I think it’s a good one, don’t you?

Because I was away from my computer and email so much last week, I have not responded to your wonderfully supportive and kind comments about Mom. I’m happy to report she is home and feeling much better. Thank you so much for your well wishes, I appreciate allΒ  your kind words.

Now let’s check out some of your crushes from last week. There were 33 link-ups – I think that is fantastic! It’s always so fun to check out all the great projects everyone is working on. Here are a few from last week in case you missed them:

Lisa in Port Hope shared her rainbow stash quilt. It is amazing with all the flying geese and the ghost triangles she quilted in rainbow colors. If you haven’t seen it I hope you’ll visit her blog and check it out.

Photo by Lisa in Port Hope

Photo by Lisa in Port Hope


Speaking of flying geese…..Yanicka made a pincushion — 4″ finished — that has the tiniest geese I’ve ever seen. Look at these! In the voice of Gomer Pyle “golllllllyyyyyy!” πŸ™‚

Photo by Yanicka of Finding Myself as an Artist

Photo by Yanicka of Finding Myself as an Artist

Finally, Teresa of A Quilt and a Prayer is working on an applique project that I’m really looking forward to seeing completed. She is adding a 3D tree and it’s so interesting to see how she wove the tree trunk and made it look like it is growing out of the planter.

Photo by Teresa of A Quilt and a Prayer

Photo by Teresa of A Quilt and a Prayer

From ghostly triangles to teeny tiny geese to 3D trees – you guys are doing it all!

So let’s see what you are working on this week. You can link any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic that shows what you are crushing on. It can be a project, fabric, nifty new gadget…really anything that has you excited to be stitching. Here’s how to link up:

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