MCM #1 – Almost There!

Welcome, welcome to the first Main Crush Monday linky party of 2016!! I am so excited for this year because I know it holds big things for everyone in the Cooking Up Quilts house. My hope is that the best comes to you in 2016 as well, and that you have your best year ever!

Last week I made so much progress on the quilting on the Twirl quilt; you might have seen a few of the progress pictures I posted on Instagram. I am *this close* to being finished and have decided that it WILL be done this week, no matter how late in the night I have to quilt.  Because let’s face it – it feels like I’ve been working on this thing forever, and I have a long to do list that’s waiting for me to tackle. (That sound you just heard was me putting my foot down – hard…) This quilt would have been done, but I took a 3 day break to visit the in-laws for the holidays. I would say that is a pretty legitimate excuse…..

Crosshatch Quilting with FillAs you can see from the above picture, there is a large crosshatch design with matchstick-ish quilting filling in some of the squares. Because the blocks are set on point, there are large triangular areas all around the quilt. This quilting fills in those areas. It took me longer to do than anticipated (I always underestimate how long it will take me to quilt a design), because of all the ruler work. However, I love the way it looks and feels.

I also love the way the quilting shows on the back. Here’s a glimpse:

Texture of Quilting

This almost finished quilt is definitely my crush for this week. What’s yours? I would love to see what you are working on and what has you excited to be in your sewing space this week. You can link up any blog post or Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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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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12 Responses to MCM #1 – Almost There!

  1. Kate says:

    Hope you were able to finish off the quilting. It’s looking fabulous!

  2. The cross hatching in alternate blocks is so modern and cool! Love this and can’t wait to see it finished. Such great work!

  3. Marti says:

    I love the blocks you filled in. I always wondered how quilters kept those straight. You’ve probably got it done by now. I work late into the night to get projects finished too.

  4. Your quilting is looking great! I can see why you are crushing on it 🙂

  5. SarahZ says:

    I love that cross hatch quilting…really looking forward to seeing this one all finished up 🙂

  6. The quilting is looking great! Ruler work can definitely take a while, and it seems like you are getting more and more confident and excited with your quilting. I can’t wait to see your finish. 🙂

  7. Judy says:

    Beth, it is looking fabulous!! Can’t wait to see this one all quilted up!

  8. Alycia says:

    Oh It is looking great!! Andyes – you do have a good reason!! Visiting inlaws is always good!

  9. Karen Goad says:

    I had not seen your link until now – new I assume from what I gather. I am working on a Postage Stamp quilt with 1.5 inch pieces I got another half way on it recently – I will keep plugging away on it until it is queen size – heaven knows plenty of scraps – haven’t made a dent.

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  11. Exciting to be so close! Quilting is looking fabulous! Thanks for the chance to link up!

  12. Tish says:

    Beth, I love the cross hatching you created using the back and forth lines and the teaser shot from the back of the quilt 🙂 Can’t wait to see the big reveal. You’re almost done, you got this!

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