MCM #41 – A Little of This and That

This Main Crush Monday is a combination of projects for me.

Last week was a pretty busy week and I’ve gotten a lot accomplished in my sewing room. Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of pics I can share with you just yet. Not necessarily because I’ve been doing secret sewing, but simply because I ran out of time and didn’t take any pictures. What kind of blogger does that anyway!?

My main project was doing the crosshatch background in each block of the Twelve Year Quilt. I really think that’s going to be the name of this one! I told hubby that I really needed to spend some quality time working on this quilt or I would have to rename it the Thirteen Year Quilt and that just doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. šŸ™‚

Here’s a pic you’ve seen before:

Winning hand Flimsy Quilt Top

I posted the picture below on Instagram, showing the marking and the crosshatch stitching I’m doing in the light sections of each block:

Crosshatch Quilting

I only have two more blocks to do and all the crosshatch stitching will be finished! Then it will be time to decide on quilting motifs for the sashing and borders. I think I have an idea, but have to see if I can make it work.

You know. One of those Tim Gunn ‘make it work’ moments….(I’m a little obsessed with Project Runway) But I digress.



I also am working on quilted tote bags to give as gifts at a retreat I’ll be attending this weekend. I’m pretty excited about it and can’t wait to tell you all about it when I get back. I have six bags finished; only four more to go!

This week will be busy and there’s so much to crush on. I won’t get to touch the 12 year quilt. But I’ll finish the totebags, attach binding to a customer quilt and deliver it, and make two blocks for a charity quilt. Ater that there’s packing for the retreat, making sure the hubs has groceries in the house, and a visit to the dentist. Maybe a hair cut? All before Thursday.

What do you have on your schedule for the week? I know there are lots of crush-worthy projects being worked on – please share them here! But before you do, let’s re-visit a couple of links from last week.

First up, did you see the adorable turkey table runner Vicki of Vicki’s Crafts & Quilting made? It’s perfect for a fun Thanksgiving table, and she has the pattern available in her Craftsy shop.

Photo by Vicki of Vicki's Crafts & Quilting

Photo by Vicki of Vicki’s Crafts & Quilting

Tanya of Tanya Quilts in Colorado shared a link to a tutorial on how to make this Goody Goody Binding Kit. It’s perfect for holding binding or EPP supplies:

Photo by Tanya of Tanya Quilts in Colorado

Photo by Tanya of Tanya Quilts in Colorado

Finally, Allison posted a picture from Flickr of a beautiful mug rug. I love the brightness of the sun rays against the dark blue background. I can’t repost the picture here, but you can see it by visiting the link to her Flickr page here.

Now it’s your turn to link up your crushes for this week. Remember,Ā  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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14 Responses to MCM #41 – A Little of This and That

  1. Colleen says:

    oh boy – a Twelve Year Quilt… you reminded me about a 3 year quilt that I better get moving on ! Yours is coming along nicely !

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  4. The crosshatch quilting looks fantastic in the background of your Card Trick quilt looks fantastic – I know it is going to set off that quilt beautifully! I shared my Card Trick quilt at a trunk show today and everyone laughed about it being a “Quilt in a Day”. šŸ™‚

  5. Your Card Trick is very pretty. I can’t wait to see it all finished.

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  7. Tish says:

    The count down is on!!! I’m so excited. There are not enough words to contain the excitement I feel for our little retreat. That’s my crush this week šŸ™‚

  8. Kathi Riemer says:

    Busy is good. What a fun quilt and it looks great! Your friends are going to love their totes, you are so thoughtful. Have a great time at your retreat!

  9. Nann says:

    I recognized the gold VIP print in your twelve-year sashing. It came in red, blue, and green as well. Such great blenders! Congratulations on your progress on an oldie-but-still-a-goodie.

  10. Jayne says:

    I’m loving the cross hatch quilting you are doing for this quilt! It’s so nice and crisp!

  11. Vicki in MN says:

    Now there was a treat and fun way to start my busy week to see my turkey runner featured. Thanks Beth!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Lisa says:

    Have a wonderful time at the retreat Beth!

  13. Kate says:

    The crosshatching looks great. Have fun with your retreat preparations.

  14. Karen Goad says:

    finished a top – now how many to finish?

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