Welcome to the eighty-ninth edition of Main Crush Monday! Can you believe we’ve been crushing on our quilty projects for this long? I can! 🙂

I had a very interesting weekend that included visiting and touring a now defunct state prison and an operational Krishna Temple and gardens. Both of these are sooo outside my comfort zone but I rolled with it and had a nice time. Now I can check these activities off my bucket list and move on!

I also stopped by my local quilt shop and picked up another 9 yards of Alison Glass fabrics. I know! I’m on a fabric diet and failing miserably!! But what’s a girl to do when the guys text and tell you they have new AG fabric?? I’ll tell you – she goes shopping!

In other news, I finished the quilting on this red/white star quilt for Dee:

Star quilt blocks

The pieced blocks are the star blocks (see bottom row in pic above), but when the rows are put together the secondary design with those white blocks and X’s are what jumps out at me. I debated quilting a separate motif in each of the big white squares, but felt that would draw the attention away from the stars so I eventually changed my mind. (That’s something we’re allowed to do, right?)

Dee made the quilt for her brother, so I didn’t want to quilt a design that looks feminine. I also wanted the focus to be on the quilt and not the quilting, so something simple was called for.

Continuous CurveI chose to quilt a very easy continuous curve design over the entire quilt. This design is also sometimes called orange peel. I could have freehanded the stitching, but decided to use a curved ruler to keep a consistent look. I’m really pleased with how it turned out.

Continuous Curve backI love the texture that shows on the back – it makes it more of a ‘reversible’ quilt. It’s also a light quilt, which makes it perfect for spring, summer and fall.

I’m super pleased with the finished quilt, as was my customer, and I’m calling this my crush for this week.  It’s too bad I couldn’t keep this one for myself!

Later this week I’ll be sharing how I stitched the continuous curve design. I hope you’ll stop by and check it out. I also have the most gorgeous aqua/yellow quilt loaded on the frame and will be working on it over the next several days. I can’t wait to share it with you!

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