sew and tell: orange crush

orange crush quilt

orange crush quilt

This was a fun, quick quilt to make. Even with my hemming and hawing and waiting for fabric orders and learning two new techniques, it only took about a month. Not too shabby. I'm pretty happy with my machine quilting, although I do hope it gets better with practice. I really did enjoy the paper piecing and am now working on a new paper pieced project since I liked it so much!

When brainstorming for this project, I knew I wanted something a little bit mushy. I had this quilt floating around in my head and had seen this photo floating on pinterest (I use it as a search engine even if I don't actually pin). Both seemed like good candidates because they would use the strips pretty nicely without too much cutting which would make the project go much more quickly. So I sort of combined these two lovelies into something a little different.

orange crush quilt

After the heart, I still had some strips left over so I added the pieced strip to the back of the quilt and used the rest to create a scrappy binding. I really do love it!

But somehow, over the course of the past few weeks, my "Orange Crush" quilt has been renamed as "The Napper" around these parts. I think it may have something to do with this....


...happening every time someone snuggles under it.

To see what other LVMQG members made with their strips, check out this link.
For more about this quilt, check out this link.


  1. Super cute! Where do you go to take your quilt pics? Your lush vegetation is deceiving of this place ;)

  2. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love your fabric choices and beautiful straight line quilting too. Well done, Jess =)

  3. That's such a sweet quilt!


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