Welcome to Main Crush Monday (Tuesday). If you celebrate Easter, I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend. I got to spend lots of quality time with my sister and other family members, play outside in the flower beds, and eat a scrumptious dinner that my brother cooked. It was a great weekend!

For the past several weeks I’ve been busily working on customer quilts, which leaves very little time to play in my sewing room. Yesterday I decided to take a much needed break and sew something just because. You know, one of those projects that no one is waiting for, that doesn’t have a purpose or deadline, one that is sewn for the pure pleasure of sewing.

Petals Jelly Roll by Quilting Treasures

I wanted to work on something that was mostly mindless sewing. Since time was limited, I didn’t want to jump into a big project that required lots of cutting and piecing. I already have so many of those started! I pulled a jelly roll out of the cupboard and decided to make a jelly roll race quilt. I have never made one, and all that strip sewing was exactly what I was looking for.

Jelly roll strips

Before I sewed the strips together, I added squares of black quilter’s linen to the end of each strip – something I saw on Pinterest. After that, the sewing zipped right along. I went through two bobbins – I felt so liberated! Sewing for no reason! It was so much fun. I really need to do this more often.

I ended up with this flimsy in just a couple of hours:

Jelly roll race

I love the addition of the black squares and I really like these fabrics. They remind me a little of the Liberty prints, which I would love to have but can’t afford to add to my stash. 🙂

This top isn’t finished yet. I’m going to add some borders to make it bigger. I’m not sure when that will happen, but my plan is to NOT let this quilt top linger in a WIP pile.

That is my crush for the week – the freedom to sew whatever I wanted for just a little while. I hope all of you have the chance to sew for fun this week!

Now it’s time for you to share your crush-worthy projects! What are you working on that has you excited to be in your sewing space? I would love for you to link up your blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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