MCM #109 – Free Motion Frenzy

Hello, all you Monday Main Crushers! (Ooh, that sounds strong and fierce! I like it..) It’s been busy here in my part of the quilting world, and I have a couple of pretty things to share with you.

But first, let me ask you a question – if one’s computer is still in the shop after a week, does that mean it has pretty much died and gone to technology heaven? Hmmm….I think so! Thank goodness for this little laptop!

So last week I finished three customer quilts. I thought I would get to show them to you on Friday – you know, for a Friday finish – but it rained so much here I couldn’t get them out for a good picture. Instead they will be a Monday finish and a huge crush that they are finished.

First up is Karen’s colorful quilt. Karen was a student in one of my Beginning Quilting classes less than a year ago. She also took my class where we made Floating. She recently retired and has been having a lot of fun making her quilt tops and it shows. I love all the wonky boxes and the vivid colors in this quilt. And there’s Grunge!!

Not only is there Grunge on the front, the wide back she used is Grunge. It quilted up beautifully, and I can already tell you some of that wide backing fabric is going to find a home here with me!

We used the floppy feathers design to keep the quilt soft and give it texture. It was fun, and fast, to quilt!

Next is Robin’s scrumptious scrap quilt. I tell you, this one is difficult to give back! I love everything about it – the design, the colors, the texture, everything!

Robin asked for a floral design since a lot of the fabrics have flowers in them. We decided on an all-over loopy flower, and it was the perfect choice.

The third quilt I finished is Diane’s second Labyrinth quilt. I quilted this one pretty much the same as the first (see it here). The purple and the teal work well together, and it was a lot of fun to quilt.

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I wasn’t as successful last week with my own quilting. There has been no progress on the Card Trick quilt for my mother-in-law, and I’m still dying to start the quilting on my William Morris half square triangle quilt. Some quilts just tell you how they should be quilted, and that’s what this one is doing. Actually, I think it’s pretty much screaming at me! Both these projects have to be put on hold until I finish two more piecing/quilting projects with deadlines.

That’s it for me today. You are now all caught up with {most} of what is going on in my Cooking Up Quilts world. I would love to catch up with what you’ve got going on in your world! Tell us what you are crushing on and working on in your sewing space. You can link any blog post, 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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17 Responses to MCM #109 – Free Motion Frenzy

  1. Hey I loved your post. Look forward to visiting again and reading all your new posts.

  2. Good for you, Beth! You’re plowing through, which is a lot better than bailing out. Hope to see you one of these days this month. I might need to make a trip down to your neck of the woods.

  3. Andrée says:

    Your quilting is gorgeous. Good luck on your own projects!

  4. Lisa says:

    The quilting on the customer quilts looks amazing. I’m interested in the William Morris 1/2 square triangle quilt as I have a ton of it.

  5. helen says:

    I am not being diplomatic when I say I like all three quilts, but I do like genuinely like all three client quilts. All very different and I like them all. I am hoping your computer is just enjoying a computer spa holiday and not actually in the critical emergency department.

  6. Rebecca Grace says:

    Your customer quilts look fantastic, Beth. Have you considered scheduling your own quilts along with your customer quilts to ensure that you don’t completely lose your hobby to your business? Working on your own projects recharges you creatively and gives you renewed energy and enthusiasm for customer projects. You’re also more likely to take risks outside of your comfort zone with your own quilts, and that results in greater skills that will benefit your customers in the end anyway.

  7. quiltinggail says:

    Robin’s quilt is a lovely quilt! With perfect quilting! Thanks for the eye-candy of your customer’s quilts!

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  9. Floppy feathers are my new fave! The motif looks great on Karen’s quilt 🙂

  10. As always, these wonderful quilts are so enhanced by your wonderful quilting.

  11. Bonnie in Va says:

    Those are three lovely quilts. I really like your quilting choices. Hope you get your top secret projects done so you can work on your own projects.

  12. Jayne says:

    You had a very busy week! I have a few quilts that are waiting to be quilted…they haven’t screamed at me yet, so I’ll hold off on them for a while!!

  13. Getting 3 client quilts quilted is awesome, Beth! I hope your next 2 deadline projects go smoothly and you can get to work on what is calling you. 🙂

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  15. chrisknits says:

    I have got to get some of that Grunge backing!!! Oh it speaks to me. Great job on all the quilts.

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  17. Liz W. says:

    I love seeing all your customer quilts! It’s so interesting to see what people bring you. Your quilting is beautiful and complements the quilts perfectly! Do you mostly come up with the idea, or do they tell you what they want quilted?

    I hope you get some time soon to work on your personal projects!

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