MCM #50 – A Monday Mash-Up

Happy Monday to you! Can you believe we are less than 3 weeks away from Christmas, and in four weeks it will be 2017? This past year has flown by, and the next few weeks will too. But we’ll make the most of 2016 that we have left, right? Right!

This week promises to be a busy one for me. Hubby is on vacation so he’ll be underfoot….I mean, he’ll be home to spend time with me. 😉 I have borders to put on a quilt for a customer, a pattern I’m in the midst of writing and testing, and three quilts I should be quilting. Not to mention I haven’t even started Christmas decorating yet or cookie baking. And let me tell you, the cookie baking thing is a pretty big deal at my house. Is it at yours?

So for my Main Crush Monday post today, I have a couple of things to update you on.

First, remember the Cottage Rose quilt I showed last week that I quilted for a customer?

Cottage Romance Quilt PatternShe donated that quilt to a fund-raising auction to benefit a person in her community who is suffering from cancer. The auction/dinner was held Saturday evening. Guess how much the quilt brought in?

$775!!

I was so happy to hear that! The quilt was actually auctioned twice – the first person who won it donated it again and it was auctioned a second time. That money will be so helpful in helping with the cost of medical bills, and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to participate in some small way.

When I first showed the quilt, Jodi pointed out that one of the log cabin blocks was turned the wrong way. I had a brief moment of panic, called my customer who said she already knew. Whew! Catastrophe averted! I appreciate that Jodi said something; if it had been my own quilt I know I would have wanted someone to tell me. So here’s a little note for you – if I have a mistake in a quilt I show you, please let me know. It won’t hurt my feelings at all!

Next up in my MCM mash-up: the release of my second paper piecing pattern called Twirl Me. This is my major crush for the week.

Twirling Star Paper Pieced Chestnut Street Fig Tree FabricsI love all the movement this block has, and how versatile it is. Make one block for a mini, four blocks for a baby quilt, or more for something bigger! In case you missed it, you can visit this post for other color options I played with.

Polka Dot Binding Paper Pieced Pattern

I love this quilting!

I have the templates printed so I can start on a larger version. They have their own project box now, so that means I’m serious about working on this one!

You can download the pattern and templates from Craftsy – just click on this link for your copy. (While you’re there, check out the Twelve Days of Craftsy event they have going on – something new every day!)

Okay. Before we see your MCM, let’s check in with a few from last week. There were some great ones!

Sandra of mmm!quilts is working on her Whirling Stars quilt for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2016 – also known as RSC2016. This top is going to be so gorgeous when she gets it finished. Just look at it!

Photo by Sandra of mmm! quilts

Photo by Sandra of mmm! quilts

Tanya of Tanya Quilts in Colorado finished her Ugly Christmas Sweater quilt (just in time for Christmas) which I don’t find ugly at all! She’ll be using it as a tablecloth..I think that is a fabulous idea. The wide green border really brings the focus to the pieced sweaters. I’m kinda quietly obsessing over this quilt…..

Photo by Tanya of Tanya Quilts in Colorado

Photo by Tanya of Tanya Quilts in Colorado

And finally, Patty of Elm Street Quilts made this adorable pillow for her sofa. I love the patchwork and the embroidery. This is a fabulous holiday pillow!

Photo by Patty of Elm Street Quilts

Photo by Patty of Elm Street Quilts

Now it’s your turn to share your crush for this week. Are you moving on full steam ahead, or has your sewing slowed a bit because of the holidays? Whatever the case, I hope you have a crush-worthy week that is full of blessings! Please join in and share with us whatever has you excited to be in your sewing space this week.  You can link up 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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15 Responses to MCM #50 – A Monday Mash-Up

  1. That Cottage Rose quilt is gorgeous! I’m glad to hear it raised so much money for such a worthy cause. As for the cookies and the decorating and everything else, I’m trying to rearrange my priorities this year. My husband put up all the decorations, and I haven’t bought a single gift yet or even thought about shopping yet. Don’t know whether or not I’ll bake any cookies. I’m up to my eyeballs in Christmas caroling and rehearsals and trying to focus more on the spiritual aspects of Advent rather than what the TV commercials and torrent of catalogs in my mailbox tell me I “should” be doing to get ready for Christmas. 🙂 Which makes me feel nice and calm today, but I will probably be in a state of high panic the week before Christmas!!

  2. Paige says:

    Fantastic news about the amount raised on the quilt! And congrats on your new pattern release! Great news all the way around! Thanks for hosting MCM!

  3. Thanks so much for featuring my pillow from last week’s link up! It was such a nice surprise!

  4. Bonnie in Va says:

    It’s always wonderful to hear that a quilt has garnered a deserving amount of money in an auction. Especially for such a worthy cause. Thanks for some of the highlights of last week’s MCM. I’ve been so under the weather I have hardly looked at any blogs this past week. Ugh. It’s hard to believe we are 3 weeks out from Christmas. I must get shopping done. EEK!

  5. Jayne says:

    How wonderful the quilt went for so much in the auction! Good luck with your husband under foot! It can be a challenge, but there are good things about it too! Thank you for the wonderful link up every week!

  6. Kathi Riemer says:

    Congratulations on 50 MCM’s! Thank you for hosting this fun blog party. That quilt was well worth the money it brought in. I love your block too. It does have lots of movement.

  7. What a heart stopping moment; I’m glad your customer already knew about the piecing whoopsie. I hope you have a great week and get to enjoy some quality time with your husband. 🙂

  8. Karen Goad says:

    cookies are always a big thing in my house too, or there were before it become just hubby and I. Hard to believe only 3 weeks until Christmas, I haven’t started!!

  9. Yummm Did someone say cookies??? Ha ha – enjoy having the hubby underfoot – ohh conivnce him to make lunches for you!!! 😉

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  11. Kate says:

    So glad the quilt did well at auction, it’s nice to be rewarded for all the work on a project. Holiday prep is definitely cutting into my sewing time at the moment. Cookies are usually a My Guy and Drama Teen thing, but My Guy is headed out of town, so Drama Teen is stuck with me as her helper this year.

  12. Little Quiltsong says:

    Wow – so glad to hear the auction went well for this beautiful quilt. Love all the projects. I will keep sewing – have some baby quilts to finish. My daughter and her friends baked Christmas cookies this weekend. It has become a tradition. My husband and I are usually delegated to dish washers :)! My favorite part is watching how they decorate the cookies – I am absolutely no hand at that. Hope your week goes well – with hubby around and about :)!

  13. That is WONDERFUL news about that auction quilt. What a rewarding thing to have happen!

  14. Hi, Beth! Not much sewing happening here this past week as I just got a new machine and have lots of learning to do. I’m sure there’s a blog post or two coming up about my experiences. I’m including my post here for Carol’s (Just Let Me Quilt) Virtual Cookie Exchange. Wishing you a Joyous Holiday Season..

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