MCM #22: 48 Hours

Okay, so sometimes life throws a curve ball and you just have to go with it.

I know some of you will relate to my weekend….when you have an aging parent, many times your plans for the day get tossed aside in order to care for that parent. Over the last several days I have spent time in a doctor’s office, hours in an emergency room, and days at the hospital with my Mom. She is doing well, and hopefully comes home today, but with all that going on you can see why there hasn’t been one stitch sewn by me since Wednesday.

So my crush this week is still the same as last week – the blue and mustard version of Oomph.

Oh, and a sale just for you! 🙂

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To finish out this month of celebration, I am offering 20% off any of my patterns through my Craftsy or Etsy shops. No promo code needed….the prices have been adjusted to reflect the discount. How fun is that??

I love getting things on sale, and I want to give you the 20% discount to finish celebrating my second year of blogging. THANK YOU for sticking by me and following on this crazy quilting journey – I love you all!

This sale is good from now until midnight Tuesday, May 31, 2016.

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Now, let’s check out some of the wonderful things you guys were crushing on last week!

Did you see this Lover’s Knot quilt by Heather of Quilts Actually? It is a paper pieced pattern and I love the secondary pattern.

Photo by Heather of Quilts Actually

Photo by Heather of Quilts Actually

 

Jayne of Twiggy and Opal is working on these tiny flying geese. The #miniminiquilt craze has taken over Instagram and I believe it’s because everything is so much cuter when teeny tiny. 🙂  These geese are tiny and I love them!

Photo by Jayne of Twiggy & Opal

Photo by Jayne of Twiggy & Opal

 

And look how close to finished Kate of Life in Pieces is with her Allietare quilt. I’m really looking forward to seeing this one quilted.

Photo by Kate of Life in Pieces

Photo by Kate of Life in Pieces

 

Okay guys and gals – it’s your turn to share what you are crushing on this last. week. in. May!!!!!! School is out here, so I know that lots of the local kids are crushing on summer. 🙂

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Thursday Chat

I’m not getting nearly as much sewing accomplished this week as I had planned for various reasons. But the week has not been a total loss!

I’m in the middle of quilting a customer quilt and will have that finished (fingers crossed!) in a day or so. Then I can get back to the blue/mustard quilt. I like how the quilting looks so far and am excited to work on it again.

I also have to kick it in gear and do another wholecloth baby quilt – I think my niece is going to have her baby earlier than her expected late June due date!

Today I’m sharing a bee block I made for our May Queen – Miss Julie of Pink Doxies fame. Last year when I joined in the Bee Hive bee I asked for this very block in shades of blue/teal/green/aqua and it made a beautiful quilt (see more here.)

Julie has asked for a black/gray/white version of the Chainlink block.

Bee Hive Swarm Beth

I have to say, I’m super obsessed with this block. It makes me want a black/gray/white quilt in the worse way!

These fabrics were pulled from my scrap bins and I have no idea what the two corner prints are. I know they came in a layer cake, but I can’t find which one. I’m on the hunt! If I can find yardage of these I will be making more of these blocks in the future.

Does anyone have a clue what they are?

Linking up with My Quilt Infatuation.

 

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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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Week 3: #MayIsForMakers

Well, this post is more than a few days late. But what matters is that I’m here and posting, right?  🙂 In this case, better late than never!

I’ve been looking at several patterns this past week and trying to decide which ones would help me with my goal of taming my scrap piles. I have a great scrap block tutorial of my own that will work, but sometimes you just want something different, right?

So for my Week 3 #MayIsForMakers purchase I chose Five Spot by Jennie of Porch Swing Quilts. I think this pattern will look fabulous scrappy. It would also work well with a collection – I have a fat quarter bundle that may just be perfect. Here’s a pic:

Five Spot Pattern

Photo by Jennie of Porch Swing Quilts

Jennie has a very easy going quilting style that really appeals to me. I’m excited to start on this project. Chain piecing will make it a quick project, so hopefully I can get some of those scraps under control!

I hope you’re having a wonderful day. I’ll see you tomorrow for Main Crush Monday!

 

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Giveaway Winners

Fabric Giveaway

Mr. Random.org has chosen the winners of the fabric bundle giveaway. It is the week of the Vicki’s!!

Winner 1:

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and Winner 2:

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Congrats to Vicki and Vicki! I have emailed you. 🙂

There were so many great responses to the question I asked about how you celebrate summer holidays. Everything from family vacations, to camping, to just chilling at home with a cold iced tea (my absolute favorite drink!) I hope everyone has a wonderful summer!

I did want to point out a great suggestion made by Kathy E for making your mini quilt a bit more weather proof. She purchases a weatherproofing spray from Walmart’s camping section so she can hang her quilted flags outdoors. I’m definitely going to try that! Thank you Kathy for the info. 🙂

I missed my Week 3 #MayIsForMakers post this past week, so I’ll be back tomorrow with that. I’ve found some great patterns, now I just need to decide which one to add to my collection!

 

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