MCM #33 – Are You Into Grunge?

I had hoped to have some kind of quilted project to share with you guys this week, but my week didn’t go as planned.

There was no sewing for most of the week as I had to take Mom to South Carolina for the funeral of her sister and my aunt. It was unexpected, but we had a good trip, if such a thing can ever be good.

The good news is that while I was gone, I had a package of yumminess delivered to my door.

Basic Grey Moda Grunge FQ Bundle

I love most anything by Basic Grey, and these Grunge fabrics are soooo pretty! I have been working on a new pattern for a while now and these fat quarters will be perfect to use.

Basic Grey FQ Bundle Grunge ModaGet a good look now though, because the way this pattern is going it may be a while before you see these fabrics in a quilt of mine! I have been having issues with writing the piecing instructions…..I know how to make the quilt, but telling someone else how to do it is proving to be a bit of a challenge. Then again, that’s the fun part for me – figuring it all out and finding a way to write it in a concise and understandable way. Hopefully it will be written sooner rather than later!

Anyway, this colorful stack is my crush this week and I think it’s a good one. I can’t wait to cut into it. Here’s one more pic, just because…

Basic Grey Moda Grunge FQ bundleOh, and I ordered the bundle from Green Fairy Quilts – my first time ordering from them. I have to say I am very pleased. The cost of the bundle was less expensive than other stores I found it in, and the shipping was free (I’m not sure what the order amount has to be for free shipping) and fast. This is NOT an affiliate link – I just wanted to pass on my positive experience shopping there.

I did finish quilting the purple log cabin quilt for my customer and it was delivered today. I always love seeing the smiles when I deliver a finish; it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. 🙂

Now that you’ve seen my crush, let’s see what you guys have been crushing on. I’m happy to say that even though I was out of town for several days, I had internet access and I kept my promise to visit everyone who linked up. Thank you so much for linking!! And, as always, you guys have a lot of extraordinary projects to crush on.

For example…

Carole @ Fresh Off The Frame finished the quilting on this beautiful wedding quilt. I love Carole’s work, she’s just so fabulously creative!

Photo by Carole @ Fresh Off The Frame

Photo by Carole @ Fresh Off The Frame

 

Then there was Cindy’s (Stitchin At Home) addition to the round robin she is participating in with a few of her fellow bloggers. I think her border is the perfect addition and the way she approaches paper piecing is genius! Be sure to check it out.

Photo by Cindy @ Stitchin At Home

Photo by Cindy @ Stitchin At Home

 

Finally, Shannon @ The Story of Us finished this sweet baby quilt. (Look at that photo staging!) I think the color palette is fantastic and I really enjoyed exploring Shannon’s blog. Be sure to visit when you have the time.

Photo by Shannon @ The Story of Us

Photo by Shannon @ The Story of Us

Now it’s time for you to link up your crushes for this week. 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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23 Responses to MCM #33 – Are You Into Grunge?

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  4. Andree says:

    Hi Beth, sorry about your aunt. I’m glad that the trip with your Mom went well. That’s a lot of grunge fabric. Don’t you love mail!

  5. Tracy says:

    I’m sorry for your loss, but that glad the trip was nice in spite of the reason for it. I love the grunge fabrics, but I have never purchased any because I have never found them on sale, and I try to only buy on sole if I don’t NEED a fabric right then. (I may have to redefine need, huh? 😉 I just found you via Carole from Fresh off the Frame and joined your link up 🙂 I’m looking forward to perusing your blog

  6. SarahZ says:

    That bundle is indeed a sweet welcome home! I love the different projects highlighted too!

  7. I am so sorry to hear about your aunt’s passing. My deepest condolences. I am glad that you were able to be there with her.

    -Soma

  8. Kate says:

    So sorry for your loss. Glad that your trip was good, it’s fun to see family, but it’s such a sad way for that to happen.

    Love your grunge bundle. Such luscious colors!

  9. Q-Bits says:

    I love the grunge fabrics — used them in several quilts. They are the perfect companion fabric. I’m envious of your beautiful stack of fat quarters!!! Sally

  10. MARY D says:

    I DO love Moda Grunge fabrics. I see they have a whole new palette of colors. Looking to see what you create. I do understand the having a good time even though you are there for other things. It can be about connecting with family members you haven’t seen in a while or even about visiting a place that contains lots of memories.

    tushay3 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  11. So sorry to hear about your aunt’s passing, Beth. I’m glad you and your mother were able to be there for each other.

  12. Bonnie in Va says:

    Grunge clothes — not so much…. but I do like these grunge fabrics. They would be great fabric for my secret project — but I found everything I needed from my regular stash. Lots of pretties to look at today. Enjoy!

  13. Hi Beth, I really enjoyed this post. I sympathize with your pattern writing dilemma. I must say I have a whole new respect for pattern writers. I’m doing the Cloud9 New Block Challenge. The designing was the easy part! Writing the instructions? Oh my!! It is taking FOREVER! So many details to think about and remember.

  14. I am so sorry to hear about the unexpected passing of your Aunt. The grunge FQ bundle looks great, and I hope the process of finishing up the pattern goes better from here on out.

  15. Jan O says:

    I love Grunge! So versatile. can’t wait to see what you do with yours.

  16. Jayne says:

    That bundle is yummy! I have a really hard time explaining things for a pattern! Last thing we want to do is make something sound too complicated or confusing! You’ll get it!

  17. Karen Goad says:

    I have ordered from Judy before and always have fast quick service from them, low prices too. I think the gray color I used in my Wagons West quilt for the sashing was from the basic grey grunge – I don’t remember for sure – love that bundle.

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  19. Vicki in MN says:

    I love the Grunge but I don’t own any(yet), I quilted a Grunge quilt for a shop several years ago. Sorry for your family’s loss.

  20. Tish says:

    Oh, how I do love grunge! We have two charm packs at the house just waiting to be used.

  21. Lea Anne says:

    Thanks for sharing your new bundle. I may need to get one of those myself, it would be the perfect bundle for making my son a quilt.

  22. Paige says:

    I do hope you get some quilting in this week! Lovely bundle, I’ve always wondered why they named the line Grunge, because it is anything but that!

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