MCM #89 – Continuous Curves Ahead

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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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 #89 – Continuous Curves Ahead

  1. Kate says:

    Beautifully done!

  2. Wonderbar quilting!!!! And I wouldn’t be able to resist some new Alison Glass either!

  3. That is such a gorgeous red! Love your orange peel quilting. 9 yards of Alison Glass fabrics?! I am really trying to sew from my fabric stash now since I spent a fortune buying paint and paper. I am living vicariously through you and I can’t wait to see what you make 🙂


  4. Patricia says:

    My daughter quilted a baby quilt for me using that same design! It’s so lovely that it’s quickly becoming one of my favorites! Great choice!

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  6. kaholly says:

    Very nice quilt! I FMQ on a domestic, and have been quilting the same pattern. It’s fun and challenging on a domestic, trying to keep all the curves alike and hitting the corners accurately.

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  9. SarahZ says:

    NINE yards?!?! Thanks for an advanced case of fabric stash envy to start my week off with! Lol! I am quite sure you are permanently at the top of “the guys” must call list when new fabric comes in!!! (where is that laffin emoji?!) Love the quilting on that beautiful quilt! I have a red n white coming up in my finish queue, too!

  10. The orange peel quilting is perfect for that quilt! It does sound like a really interesting weekend. I’m excited to see what you are making with the Alison Glass fabric. 🙂

  11. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Beth,
    What a beautiful quilt!! The quilting pattern you chose is just perfect. I can certainly see what you mean about the Xs standing out over the stars. I really had to look to see them. I will check back to see your post about the continuous curved design. That looks like something I could do on my regular sewing machine. ~smile~ Roseanne

  12. That is a nice quilting design for a guy! Yes, beautiful texture from the back!

  13. Moira says:

    Great choice of pattern for quilting on the quilt!

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