MCM #42 – Working on the To Do List

I love Mondays. I know, that’s weird. A lot of people don’t like them since it means the start of a new work week. But that’s exactly why I love them. I get so excited to see what the week is going to bring. I will usually have my week planned: which projects I’ll be working on, what days I will be ‘out of the office’ but I don’t have such a strict schedule that I can’t move things around if something unexpected should come up.

Last week held some surprises that were quite unexpected and super exciting. Maybe this week there will be more. Or not. Who knows? See why I love Mondays?

Karen and I made progress on Jen’s t-shirt quilt. We got all the shirts cut and most of the stabilizer ironed on. We worked until we ran out of the stabilizer, so I left her with homework. She discovered the magic of a rotary cutter and I’m pretty sure she wants one now! 🙂 There were tears, but there was laughter and lots of talking – it was a good afternoon. In our next work session we will trim the shirts into blocks and then we’ll be ready to choose fabric for the sashing. Maybe I’ll remember to get pictures of our next get together…

I also finished the Pretty in Pink baby quilt. This was a fun and fast project, and I have the fabric cut to make a second one. I mean, if you’re cutting for one baby quilt it’s just as easy to cut for two, right?

Pretty in Pink HST Baby Quilt

I don’t have good pics of the finished quilt yet. Now that it gets dark so early it really cuts into my picture taking time. Hopefully I will get some shots today so you can see it tomorrow, along with more details on fabric used etc.

HST Baby Quilt Flannel Back

The back is a fabulously soft flannel. I need to make one of these for myself, only a lot bigger!

I even found time to visit one of our local quilt stores, Bolts & Quarters. The owner is a super sweet guy Brian, and the store manager is Warren. They are so fun to talk with and I always enjoy stopping in. Brian purchased print copies of my Snap, Crackle, Pop! pattern and will display the quilt in the store. To say I’m psyched is an understatement!

Finally, I stippled a few more of the clamshells on Mom’s quilt. She is *patiently* waiting for me to get this finished. It may take a little while, but every day brings progress.

The only thing on my weekend to do list that I didn’t get to was the new Craftsy class I enrolled in. That will have to happen later this week.

One more thing for this Main Crush Monday post (see how many crushes I have?) Soma @ Whims & Fancies will be holding an online quilt trunk show starting tomorrow, Nov. 10th. You can get all the details by visiting her introductory blog post here. I hope you’ll join in. There will be prizes from these sponsors: Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs, Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts, Beth from Cooking Up Quilts (that’s me!) Aurifil Threads, Craftsy and Fat Quarter Shop.

Whew! That’s what I’m crushing on this week. How about you? I would love to see what you are working on and has you excited to be in your sewing space. 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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11 Responses to MCM #42 – Working on the To Do List

  1. Shelia says:

    Hi Beth
    What kind of interfacing are you using? Thanks.

  2. ak-ut says:

    such a pretty one!!! and i like your thoughts about mondays very much 🙂
    happy week

  3. Cath says:

    You are not weird for liking Mondays…I also see it as the start of a fresh week. So thrilled to hear you are making a memory quilt….how lovely for her family…the pink baby quilt is also a beauty.

  4. Jasmine says:

    The baby quilt is super sweet. And I’m excited that your pattern and quilt will be on display.

  5. Love the new quilt, Beth! It’s nice that you and Karen are making progress on the t-shirt quilt. I think it helps.

    -Soma xx

  6. SarahZ says:

    So fun to find this linky party today because I am seriously crushing on a couple of makes today!

  7. I love the quilt! So easy and simple! I need to make one of those one of these days! I love Mondays too. I do not like having to work but Mondays hold so much possibility!

  8. I think it is so smart of you to host a link party on Mondays – there is so much to look forward to and get excited about by reading your MCM posts and seeing everyone link up. 🙂 I’m so glad to hear that the TShirt quilt is going so well; it sounds quite therapeutic.

  9. Kate says:

    Very pretty baby quilt. I like all the different shades of pink you used.

    I don’t not like Monday, they just are’t my favorite day of the week.

  10. I’m also a fan of Mondays! I always feel motivated to make my to-do list and start fresh.

  11. You have such a wonderful attitude about Mondays. Thanks for spreading around positive thoughts!
    I also LOVE your red/white quilt!

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