To everyone in the states, I hope you have a wonderful July 4th holiday! Actually, I hope everyone has a wonderful day on July 4! πŸ™‚ Hubby and I spent the weekend visiting my sister and her husband, so we will keep things low key on Tuesday, with a quiet day at home poolside. Those are the best days!

I’ve canned several pints of zesty bread and butter pickles and will soon have more cucumbers ready. We love those pickles and I enjoy making them. Makes me feel like I’m doing something good for our family. Know what I mean?

On the quilting front, there is of course a lot going on but nothing really to show you yet. I delivered customer quilts last week and they were so happy with their quilts. There is always a tiny bit of doubt when I work on a quilt for someone else – ‘will they like it?’ – and so it is a huge relief when I see the happiness on their face as they look at the finished quilt for the first time.

I forgot to take a picture of the third customer quilt I quilted. But here’s a close-up of just one of the blocks. I had so much fun with this one. Each block has a different design that I just came up with on the fly. I can’t wait to do a project like that again!

custom quilting

Right now I have a top I finished piecing and am in the middle of quilting. It’s for a new pattern I’ll be releasing soon – all I have is this teaser pic:

Cooking Up QuiltsLook at that! The background is not a solid white. I’m starting to push outside my comfort zone……

The local quilt shop has asked me to make more of the letters from Jaybird’s Alphabet Soup for the summer shop hop which starts next week. And I still have to put the binding on the quilt for my mother-in-law. So I have a busy week ahead. My crush this week is that I have so many quilty projects to do, and I feel so blessed to get to call this my job.

Thank you to everyone who linked up for last weeks Main Crush Monday party. There are so many inspiring projects to see! Below are just a few:

Lisa of Sunlight in Winter Quilts finished her One Monthly Goal for June, and it is such a happy quilt! I love the bright colors, and the way it gives the illusion of circles. This quilt made me smile.

Photo by Lisa of Sunlight in Winter Quilts

Teresa of Teresa Quilts finished her Scrappy Trip Around the World quilt. This top reminds me a lot of the two I quilted last week, and it’s a free pattern from Bonnie Hunter. I’m going to add it to my list of quilts to make!

Photo by Teresa of Teresa Quilts

Alycia of Alycia Quilts has her EnProvence quilt back up on the wall and ready to finish. Right Alycia? πŸ˜‰ I’ve seen several versions, or interpretations, of this pattern and I like it soooo much! I’m looking forward to seeing this one finished.

Photo by Alycia of Alycia Quilts

Now it’s your turn to share what you are crushing on this week! You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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