MCM #54- I’ve Made Progress

First, let me say:

Are you ready for the new year and all it will bring? I am!

Welcome to the first Main Crush Monday of 2017!

I can’t wait to see what you are working on.

I’m happy to report that even though I’m still fighting this cold, I was able to spend some much needed time in my sewing room last week. (Thank you so much for all your kind comments. I hope I responded to everyone; if I missed you please know how much I appreciated you taking the time to wish me well!)

My progress went from this pile of yumminess…

Ombre Rectangles

… this on the design wall…

….then on to the finished flimsy! (I hope to have better pictures tomorrow – it was after dark when I finished the top and these are indoor shots.)

Having all day to sew on New Year’s Eve really helped with the progress on this top. Hubby had to work, so I had most of the day and all evening to myself. After running a few errands in the morning and then sending DH off to work, I cranked up my playlist and got busy! I had to unpick four seams because I was so busy chair dancing I lost my concentration for a minute or two! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m not sure I’m as in love with this quilt as I thought I would be. I know it will look different once it is quilted so I’m going to delay my final verdict until then. We’ll see. I do think it’s interesting that all those color changes are in one piece of fabric. I would love to try using an ombre fabric again, but maybe in a cool colorway since those are more the colors I’m drawn to.

Anyway, just being able to sew again is crush-worthy news for me, and having a finished flimsy makes it even better!

Now let’s see what you were working on the last week of 2016 before getting to this week’s party.

Deana of Dreamworthy Quilts shared a group applique project that will be a wedding gift for her nephew. I always like seeing the applique projects because it’s something I want to try. I’ve taken a Craftsy class, messed up one of the projects (totally my fault, well, my iron’s fault), and didn’t try it again. Time to add that to my To Do list this year.

Photo by Deana of Dreamworthy Quilts


Kristin of Our Alaska Life shared a stocking she made for her sister. She used a Holly Hobby panel and some lace doilies. The stocking has such an old-fashioned vibe and I think it’s so cute! I’ve enjoyed exploring Kristin’s blog – I love reading about life in Alaska. Go check it out!

Photo by Kristin of Our Alaska Life


Also, Patty of Elm Street Quilts will be hosting the One Monthly Goal again for 2017. So, if you want to join in it’s a great time to do so. You can get all the details on her blog. ย Patty shared a pillow she made for her daughter and the colors and low volume she used make my heart sing! I would hug this pillow every day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Photo by Patty of Elm Street Quilts

Okay, now it’s your turn to link up your crush! What has you excited to be in your sewing space this week? Remember, your crush can be anything quilting/sewing/fiber related – new fabric, new tools, new technique, new project, whatever! (I’m working on a knit shawl that I can’t wait to share!) 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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23 Responses to MCM #54- I’ve Made Progress

  1. Tish says:

    OMG, Beth…I LOVE how this turned out! I’m several days late reading this, so I’m hoping you have fallen madly in love with this quilt top. If you haven’t I’m blaming cold meds and sending you back to bed ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Erin Quinn says:

    Wow that flimsy is just gorgeous. If you decide you don’t love it, it can always come and live at my house. All that hot pink goodness and light and bright – it’s such a happy quilt ๐Ÿ™‚
    I’ve just stumbled onto your blog, so I’ll look forward to seeing how this goes ๐Ÿ™‚
    E xx

  3. Beth, I cannot believe you got so much done on this. It is stunning. I am really looking forward to seeing the finish. I love, love, love it!

  4. faithandfabric says:

    Beth, the quilt with the oranges, reds, and yellows is *so* warm, and *so* stunning. I can’t wait to see how it finishes!

  5. The quilt on your design wall is spectacular! Thanks for sharing my pillow and OMG!

  6. Lisa says:

    It looks pretty awesome to me Beth!

  7. You may not be in love with that quilt (yet), but I certainly am — that is gorgeous! I am so glad to hear you are feeling better and were even vertical enough to take advantage of some holiday sewing time. Thank you for the linkup!

  8. Lena says:

    I think your quilt is absolutely gorgeous, such a feast of color! It also looks so dynamic due to the swirling pattern and the fade of color.

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  10. Happy New Year, Beth, and welcome to the Sisterhood of the Sickly Stitchers! I really love what you did with your ombre fabric. I’ve seen those on the bolts, but have only snuck them in here and there in scrappy quilts so far.

  11. abeier71 says:

    Such a beautiful quilt, Beth. You’ve managed to re-invent the concept of a rainbow quilt, but using yellow, orange and purple. Wishing you and your family a healthy and Happy New Year!!

  12. oh my goodness gracious that is GORGEOUS!!!

  13. Sandra says:

    Well I certainly like your flimsy! And I totally get the much-needed time in our sewing rooms! Hope you kick that cold on out in a hurry. I’ve heard Tim’s Cafe Mocha have great healing powers…

  14. Karen Goad says:

    while in the process of emptying out the sewing room for a remodel and transferring all the sewing things to three different rooms in the house I found several stacks some small and some a little more – of various quilt blocks – I think today might be some sashing adding to some blocks and whip up a small child size quilt for a charity – of course I won’t get done with it today but will work on it all week.

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  16. Jayne says:

    I think it is eye catching, bold and beautiful! Well worth spending the day ‘chair dancing’! You have me excited to see it quilted…then you will love it better…right?!

  17. This is beautiful and so vibrant !! What a great play of pattern and color to ring in the New Year!

  18. Vicki in MN says:

    I love your quilt, it’s bright and loud and screams look at me!!! That really is amazing it came from one fabric.

  19. Kate says:

    Beautifully done! I love the colors, it gives the quilt so much energy (or maybe it’s the pattern that does that).

  20. Cindy says:

    I like how you played with the colours of the fabric and like the overall effect you created.

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  22. I really like the way the colors fade through the quilt top and the way you arranged the blocks to fade / change diagonally; it adds such neat interest. I am definitely crushing on that it was all done with one fabric, too! I’m glad you are well enough to sew again, and I hope you have a wonderful start to 2017 this week.

  23. Kristin says:

    Beth! Thank you for sharing the stocking I made for my sister! I enjoyed making it and really enjoyed hearing her response!
    If you ever have an Alaska questions, just let me know and I’ll see what I can do to answer them; I’ve only been here 2+ years so far!

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