MCM #23 – Done with the Mustard!

I am giggling as I write this. “Done with the Mustard” sounds funny to me, but it’s true – I have finished the blue & mustard quilt!


Getting pictures was a bit of a challenge. We have had off/on rain showers and clouds for several days now, so I apologize for the dark pics. But I just couldn’t wait to share this finish with you!

I love this color combination and adding in the print adds another interesting element to the design. I’m so happy I decided to make a second version of the Oomph pattern.

Close Up QuiltingFor the quilting, I knew immediately I wanted to do matchstick quilting in the mustard spaces like I did in the red/white/gray version. I used Superior’s MonoPoly dark invisible thread. It would have been fun to use a variegated thread but I didn’t have the right color on hand and I didn’t want to wait for an order to be delivered. Yes, patience is a virtue that I’m a little short on…

My quilty friend Tish (check out her amazing blog!) had wonderful suggestions for quilting the other sections of the quilt. Unfortunately, I was spending too much time away from my computer helping Mom and sneaking in bits of quilting here and there, so by the time I read her email it was too late to use her ideas. You can bet I will use her suggestions on my next quilt though.

So I did a couple of straight lines in the zig-zag blue pieces, and curvy triangles in the triangle pieces. I was able to find a quilting path that kept starting/stopping to a minimum so there weren’t as many threads to bury as I was afraid there might be. That’s a win in my book!

Quilting Texture on OomphI love the back almost as much as the front. That beautiful, scrumptious, lickable quilty texture!! I said it. Lickable. That’s for my sister, who literally drools over fabric. πŸ™‚

Oomph Quilt Blue and GoldAnd another pic, just because…

Oomph Quilt close up FMQI made this quilt because I wanted to try the Oomph pattern with a print and make it bigger than the baby size I made when the pattern was first released. I’m very happy with the way it turned out. At 63″ x 72″ it’s the perfect size for snuggling with.

I plan to list this quilt in my Etsy shop as soon as the sun comes out again and I can get better pictures. As I mentioned before, it reminds me of the West Virginia University school colors so it would be a great gift for a WVU fan or college student.

This finish (can we all do the happy dance?!) is my crush for this first week of June. I think it’s a good one, don’t you?

Because I was away from my computer and email so much last week, I have not responded to your wonderfully supportive and kind comments about Mom. I’m happy to report she is home and feeling much better. Thank you so much for your well wishes, I appreciate allΒ  your kind words.

Now let’s check out some of your crushes from last week. There were 33 link-ups – I think that is fantastic! It’s always so fun to check out all the great projects everyone is working on. Here are a few from last week in case you missed them:

Lisa in Port Hope shared her rainbow stash quilt. It is amazing with all the flying geese and the ghost triangles she quilted in rainbow colors. If you haven’t seen it I hope you’ll visit her blog and check it out.

Photo by Lisa in Port Hope

Photo by Lisa in Port Hope


Speaking of flying geese…..Yanicka made a pincushion — 4″ finished — that has the tiniest geese I’ve ever seen. Look at these! In the voice of Gomer Pyle “golllllllyyyyyy!” πŸ™‚

Photo by Yanicka of Finding Myself as an Artist

Photo by Yanicka of Finding Myself as an Artist

Finally, Teresa of A Quilt and a Prayer is working on an applique project that I’m really looking forward to seeing completed. She is adding a 3D tree and it’s so interesting to see how she wove the tree trunk and made it look like it is growing out of the planter.

Photo by Teresa of A Quilt and a Prayer

Photo by Teresa of A Quilt and a Prayer

From ghostly triangles to teeny tiny geese to 3D trees – you guys are doing it all!

So let’s see what you are working on this week. You can link any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic that shows what you are crushing on. It can be a project, fabric, nifty new gadget…really anything that has you excited to be stitching. Here’s how to link up:

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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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17 Responses to MCM #23 – Done with the Mustard!

  1. Jasmine says:

    Congrats on the finish. I love the back a lot too.

  2. Andree says:

    Hi Beth, I love your quilting. It’s true that the back is almost as lovely as the front!

  3. Bonnie in Va says:

    Wow – this quilt looks so different to me than the first one. It really enhances the motion in the quilt. Lovely.

  4. lea brummett says:

    Congrats on another amazing finish. Love the classic feel to the quilt. It’s what they call a two for one quilt, the back is just a pretty as the front!

  5. yanicka says:

    Ohhh i really love your mustard quilt and thank you for sharing my tiny geese πŸ™‚

  6. dezertsuz says:

    Definitely crush-worthy! I love your quilting. It would be nice to know what Tish suggested (and I did enjoy browsing through her blog a bit!), but I still love what you did. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Linda Mincher says:

    Great finish! That is a lovely quilt.

  8. Jayne says:

    Love! The design is so eye catching, I find myself staring at it! The colors and design ‘cut the mustard’ big time! Congrats!

  9. Tish says:

    Beth, this is a beautiful finish! I’m over here yelling “Let’s go! Mountaineers!” I think all the quilting motifs you chose, highlights those beautiful fabrics perfectly. Glad to hear your mom is feeling better.

  10. A very beautiful finish, Beth!! The quilting looks fabulous! Congratulations πŸ™‚


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  12. Lisa says:

    Wow Beth: This colour combination really brings out the blue lines in this pattern. It looks so interesting. I’m not sure how to put this in words. It’s structured but skewed and I think it makes it so lively and here I go again, intersting.

  13. Kate says:

    Congratulations on a fun and beautiful finish. The quilting is gorgeous. Definitely crush worthy.

  14. This is a really lovely finish Beth! I should tell you that your Oomph pattern caught my eye when I was browsing for May is for Makers patterns on Craftsy. I didn’t make the connection until just now but will be adding this to my future quilts list!

  15. Kate Heads says:

    Great finish, the quilting is lovely, and I love the mustard. Wonderful.

  16. What a beautiful finish! The blog post title did make me giggle just a little, too. πŸ™‚

  17. Cath says:

    Congratulations Beth….another quilt done and dusted and doesn’t it look amazing! job well done!

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