Melon crush

July 18

Finally, a finish.

Because I made this quilt for our church and school's annual carnival, it needed a name. My friend, Jill, came up with Melon Crush so there it is. Quite a good fit, if you ask me.

The prints are Cloud 9 for JoAnn's and the solids are a mix of Kona (Snow and Buttercup) and Moda (Steel, Amelia Orange, Tea Rose and Carribbean). The back is the Carribbean with a patchwork strip of the various prints. The finished size is 54" square, big enough for cuddling under the couch and not too big that it is cumbersome. I used white thread for the quilting. Again, I went for the loop to loop design, albeit on a much larger scale. (I know that I promised a tutorial for that method and I will do it. Really, I will!) The quilt ended up going home with one of my neighbors. Cool, huh?

Melon crush 2

In other news, the AC is fixed and that means I can put the studio back together! I'm slowly working to get everything in order. It's a little overwhelming because as I do it, I am trying to figure out how best to use the space. I am also trying to organize my fabric as I take it back into the studio. I'm de-stashing anything that I don't think I'll use. I think that I'll bundle up smaller pieces in color-themed bundles and sell the larger pieces separately.  What do you think? And scrap bags. I will have those, too. Realistically, I probably won't have everything ready until late August, but I will be sure to let you know here when it's ready.

Also, we had these fish tacos last night. Excellent and easy.

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