MCM #11 – How About a Monday Finish?

Today’s crush is about Jen’s quilt. I feel like I’ve been talking about this quilt forever, but I have really only been working on it for a week. It is finally finished and I like the way it looks.

Jen's Photo Quilt

Hubby and my oldest son were my quilt holders today. We managed to get a picture in between the rain showers. It is dark and yucky here today so I apologize for the dark pictures.

The quilting was easy. After stitching in the ditch around all the picture panels, I did Figure 8’s in the sashing that ran across the quilt and in the outside borders. In the vertical sashing I did an easy back and forth design and in the name panel a small loopy meander.

Figure 8's

Loopy Meander QuiltingAfter I took the pic of the name panel I went back and outline quilted the letters. That really helped with the little ridge that is around each letter and looks so much better.

At first I thought the SITD would be all the quilting I would do. The picture pieces are a little stiff and I wanted to keep the quilt as soft and cuddly as possible. Hubby said it needed more – “you’ve got to do some of that stitching stuff on it”. That was all I needed to hear. I’m proud of myself for not going too crazy with the quilting. It has just the perfect amount of texture and is still soft enough to cuddle up with.

Thanks for sticking with me during this crazy quilt journey of fabric photo panels and applique. I have learned a lot with this project and hope some of the information is useful to you too.

Now on to the linky party! There were so many great crushes linked last week for Main Crush Monday; I hope you were able to visit some of the links for some great quilty inspiration.

Lisa @ Sunlight in Winter shared this blue beauty that was a group project:

Sunlight in Winter

Tanya @ Tanya Quilts in Colorado is ready for spring with her beautiful butterflies. I think I’m going to have to make some of these for myself!


And Katy @ Katy Quilts started on these 18” blocks. This top will be done quickly with such big blocks!



And now it’s your turn to share your crush! What have you been working on that has you excited to be in your sewing room? I would love for you to link up and share. You can link any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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About Beth

I'm a wife, mother of two, and lover of all things crafty. I love to cook up new things in the kitchen and in my craft room, and sometimes get "licking the spoon" mixed up with "licking the fabric"!!
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13 Responses to MCM #11 – How About a Monday Finish?

  1. Kate says:

    Beautiful finish!

  2. Jasmine says:

    It turned out beautifully. And I love that you followed your husband’s advice and added more stitching stuff!

  3. Andrée says:

    Hi Beth, Jen’s quilt came out lovely. Isn’t it hard to stop the quilting? It looks great!

  4. I’m so glad your husband encouraged you to do a bit more quilting; it turned out beautifully.

  5. Nancy says:

    I love your 18″ blocks. Beautiful colors! And congrats on finishing Jen’s quilt. It’s a fun one.

  6. Julie says:

    I love the quilt, what an exciting finish!

  7. Bonnie in Va says:

    This is a great quilt. I love the big letters! Nice job.

  8. It’s a beautiful quilt, Beth!!


  9. Tish says:

    Time is a funny thing. You feel like you were working on this quilt for a long time, my mind is blown at how quickly you finished it. Beth, you did an amazing job! Her parents are going to LOVE this quilt. This is definitely a quilt of love.

  10. katyquilts says:

    Jen’s quilt turned out beautifully! Thanks for the shout out, I am working on the same thing this week! LOL

  11. Melanie says:

    Great finish! Love the quilt and hearing about the process you went through in quilting it. Congrats!

  12. I love that quilt/ The Jen panel is great with your quilting. Great job!!

  13. Paige says:

    Jen’s quilt deserves all the the attention! What a treasure! Love the figure 8 quilting, it is just enough.

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