MCM #21: The Blues are Back

Remember when I was so excited over this Kona Prussian Blue fabric, and decided to pair it up with a mustard solid and a print and make a quilt?

I can’t blame you if you’ve forgotten, it’s been a while since I worked on it. So long, in fact that I almost forgot about it!

But it’s back and I’ve been working on it for the past few days. Here’s the finished flimsy:

Oomph - Finished Quilt Top

I decided to use my pattern Oomph and make the lap size using these bold colors. (You can see the red/black/white version here and read more about the quilting.)

I wanted to make a quilt with that wonderful blue. Adding a mustard-y color to it seemed like a good choice, and I really like the V & Co print with the two solids. But now when I look at this top all I see are the school colors for WVU. That’s not a bad thing, just not what I was going for! However, hubby loves it and it has received such positive response on social media I’ve decided to just go with it.

Yep, I had a Mountaineer themed quilt in mind all along…. 🙂

Yesterday I spent a good amount of time quilting it. I am using Superior’s Mono-Poly thread on the top and it is just blending right in. I have all the ditch stitching finished, and have started on the solid yellow sections with some matchstick stitching.

Stitch in the Ditch

But now it has to go on the back burner for a few days. A customer called and asked for a rush quilting job on an auction quilt for her 1958 high school reunion. So that will have my attention for the next couple of days.

I am so happy to be working on the blue/mustard quilt again, and I am still crushing on that blue. I think I just need to buy it by the bolt!

Now it’s your turn to share your crush! What are you working on that has you excited to be sewing this week? Your crush can be anything sewing/quilting related – yummy new fabrics, a handy gadget, a new project, or an old project you have picked up again! You can link up 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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12 Responses to MCM #21: The Blues are Back

  1. Beth, you are just a Sunny Side of Things girl! That’s what I love most about visiting here. Every project you work on has value and potential to you, and your attitude is contagious. I thank you for sharing your projects, but admit I come here for the Happy Fix. You’re a fabulous hostess, and always share a smile through your post.

    And, my friend, maybe it IS time you started buying by the bolt! That blue shows up fairly often here.

  2. Colleen says:

    Stunning quilt! Just doesn’t get better than that Prussian blue.

  3. Ah, don’t you just “hate” it when a custom order gets in the way of your personal quilting? LOL! Nope, I don’t see that quilt in the school colors you do because I’ve never heard of the school! The design is great!

  4. Jayne says:

    I really love the design of your quilt and for me, mustard is a great color! Sometimes a ‘theme’ reveals itself at the very end…

  5. Becky T says:

    Love the way the off set block creates the funkey wave effect instead of just another diamond….

  6. Tish says:

    First piece of advice, don’t walk around Huntington with this quilt, it might not be safe in Thundering Heard country 🙂 I do love how the blue and mustard colors play together. Now I’m super curious to see how you quilt it up. You had me at match stick in the yellow.

  7. Congratulations on your new commission work! WVU colours or not, it’s a lovely quilt-top Beth! It will look every more beautiful when you finish quilting it 🙂


  8. Melanie says:

    I love the boldness of the blue and the mustard is a great contrast for it. Great job!

  9. Karen Goad says:

    great looking quilt. I am nearing the end of one of my hand quilting quilts and I am aiming for a finish in a couple more weeks.

  10. Kate says:

    Both quilts turned out beautifully. The use of blue in the frames with the yellow background gives this quilt a completely different look.

  11. maartjequilt says:

    That red/black/white quilt is my favorite. I love the ‘second pattern’ of this pattern. Very intriguing.
    Amazing tops!!! Compliments!!

  12. I’m excited that you are getting so many wonderful customers, Beth. And I can totally see the WVU colors (and even some of the shapes in it…) now that you point it out, but prior I only saw a lovely quilt. 🙂

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