MCM #47 – Pattern Play and a Trunk Show

Good news! The craft show is over and I survived. 🙂

I’ll do a full post on some of my thoughts and how I did later this week, but I do want to tell you one thing. Remember that last table runner I made?

quilted table runner

Several of you made so many kind remarks and felt as I did, that this runner would sell. Nope, it came home with me! So now it will live on my dining room table this season. The kicker though is that I received orders for this runner, but with a different binding. So best of both worlds – I have one for my table and my customers will have a custom runner for theirs. Win/win!

Now that the show is over I can get back to working on some projects I have abandoned. One of those projects is a new paper pieced pattern, and here’s a sneak peak:

distorted-patternHeehee….that was mean, right? It’s just that I sewed the sample with scrap pieces that don’t really work together and I don’t want your first look to be thrown off by the mis-matched fabric.

I don’t know how much time I’ll get to spend working on the pattern this week. We are having our Thanksgiving celebration on Saturday and I have family arriving on Friday to stay for a few days. That means some serious house cleaning is going on right now! Gotta get rid of all the batting dust floating around. I’m so excited because Quilty Sister is coming for a visit; I don’t get to see her nearly often enough. We will have a great time and maybe even fit in a visit to a quilt store or two….

On a different note, have you seen Soma’s post on the Trunk Full of Quilts show she is hosting on her blog Whims and Fancies?  It’s a fun linky party where quilter’s present their own ‘trunk show’ of quilts. Not only do you get to see lots of yummy and inspiring projects, you also have the opportunity to win some great prizes just for linking up. Be sure to click on over and read all about it if you haven’t already done so.

 

Online Quilt Trunk Show | Whims And Fancies

Now on to Main Crush Monday. Here are just a few of the interesting links from last week’s party – I hope you had a chance to visit and comment!

Sarah of 123 Quilt tested a paper-pieced pattern called 80’s Geese. It’s pretty and colorful and all the testers are submitting their blocks to be made into a charity quilt. I was really impressed with that idea and love the way the blocks look together.

Photo by Sarah of 123 Quilt

Photo by Sarah of 123 Quilt

 

Rebecca of Cheeky Cognoscenti made another block for her sampler quilt and this one looks a bit tricky. I’m amazed that there are so many pieces and the block is only 6″ finished. I love that she’s playing with different blocks and techniques and her humorous writing style always entertains.

Photo by Rebecca Grace of Cheeky Cognoscenti

Photo by Rebecca Grace of Cheeky Cognoscenti

Paula of Artes de Paula Louceiro reminds us that practice and perseverance is key to successful free motion quilting. She is practicing her FMQ skills and walks us through the process of completing her quilted cushion cover.

Photo by Paula of Artes de Paula Louceiro

Photo by Paula of Artes de Paula Louceiro

Okay, now it’s time to link up your crush for this week. What has you excited to be in your sewing space? Your crush can be a new project, pattern, handy gadget, or new skill you are working on (I’m knitting a hat for the first time and look forward to sharing it with you!) 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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10 Responses to MCM #47 – Pattern Play and a Trunk Show

  1. I am actually happy that you got to keep that beautiful runner. It looks so perfect on your table. Thank you so much for mentioning the trunk show, Beth 🙂

    -Soma

  2. Susan says:

    Congrats on surviving the craft fair, and awesome you came home with custom orders. All in all, seems like it was worth the effort.

  3. I swear I look at several blogs linked and I am surprised and amazed with your round up or am I just getting senile LOL Thanks for hosting

  4. I’m excited that the craft show is over and I look forward to reading more about it. How awesome to have received some custom orders! I hope you have a great week and enjoy your Thanksgiving celebration this weekend.

  5. Kathi Riemer says:

    You’re such a tease;-). Thank you for the link to the Trunk Full of Quilts Show. I sure love that table runner! Happy Thanksgiving.

  6. Jayne says:

    Predicting how a show will turn out is hard! One time its amazing, the next it can be not so much! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it!

  7. Tish says:

    I can’t wait to hear about the show. I was thinking about you this weekend. And all I have to say about your paper piecing project is…you tease!!!

  8. Vicki in MN says:

    Anxious to hear about your craft show turnout.

  9. Kate says:

    Sounds like the craft fair was succesful. Glad you got to keep your table runner, but sold others. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

  10. So glad you get to keep that table runner. It’s definitely a keeper. Looking forward to further posts about the craft show and whether it was worth the work or not.

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