MCM #58 – Main Crush Monday

It’s Monday again, and time for another Main Crush Monday party! I’m looking forward to seeing what you are working on. Last week’s links were soooo good – thank you so much for linking up!

February is knocking on the door, and there’s so much happening this week. I’ve got a car appointment that will take up a good portion of the day, a doc appointment that won’t, a class to attend at the quilt shop, and a day I’ll be working at my sister’s. So, not a lot of time left to sew.

I do hope to find the time this week to re-write the tutorial on the Nine Patch Totebag with Zip Close. That tutorial has taken off on Pinterest and I’ve received a lot of emails with various questions about the construction of the lining. Which is a good problem to have – people are making this totebag!

Nine Patch Totebag w/Zipper

However, when I looked over the tutorial I saw many ways I could improve the writing of the instructions and the quality and clarity of the pictures. Over the next few months I’ll be reviewing all the tutorials I have listed and making improvements as needed. I’m actually excited about it; it just shows how much I’ve grown over the last couple of years as a sewist and pattern/tutorial writer.

Registration for the 2017 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop opens on February 1st, and I’m happy to announce I’ll be co-hosting this year with two wonderful bloggers: Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl and Leanne of she can quilt. I’m excited to be working with them and to meet and help mentor the many new bloggers who will participate.

New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop

If you are a new quilt blogger (less than 3 years) and are interested in signing up, come back here on Wednesday for all the details. I participated in 2014 as a new blogger and the information and help I received was invaluable.

Now, on to the linky party!

Before we get to the link-up though, let’s look at a few of the projects linked last week.

Mary of Quilting is in My Blood made these gorgeous placemats and and a table runner for her sister. The fabric line is so bold, I just love the way they look. Great job Mary!

Photo by Mary of Quilting is in My Blood

 

Jan of Cocoa Quilts has joined in on a QAL with these triangle blocks. I love how different the shape of these are and look forward to seeing more of the blocks together.

Photo by Jan of Cocoa Quilts

 

Tracy of Finding Joy in the Little Things made a wonderful version of the Swoon quilt that she calls Swoons & Stars. There’s a lot of sentiment and personal meaning in the blocks of this quilt – I hope you get a minute to pop over and read all about it.

Photo by Tracy of Finding Joy in the Little Things

And now it’s your turn to show off all your fabulous crush-worthy projects! 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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11 Responses to MCM #58 – Main Crush Monday

  1. Tracy says:

    What a happy surprise to see my quilt top in your post!! Thank-you 🙂

  2. Yay for you on the Pinterest notice! And yes, I know what you mean about revisiting some older tutorials… Cannot believe tomorrow is another NBH!

  3. Beth, I can’t wait for your updated Nine Patch Tote bag tutorial, but I gotta tell you that zippers scare me no end!!! Thanks so much for including a mention of my tablerunner/placemats for my sister in this MCM post. It made my day!

    • Tracy says:

      My just-turned-8 year old installed a zipper a month before her birthday – you can do it!!! I promise! 🙂 (and your placements are gorgeous!)

  4. That has to be a good feeling when you find people are making your patterns.

  5. Looking forward to hearing details about the New Bloggers Blog Hop. I’m kinda interested! You have a busy day ahead!

  6. Anne Beier says:

    I have a busy week too, Beth. Good busy. Ingenious bag pattern!!

  7. You have quite a busy week ahead. I hope everything goes smoothly and you enjoy the moments sewing when they happen. 🙂

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  9. Jayne says:

    I highly recommend the signing up for the New Bloggers Blog Hop to anyone! I learned to much when I signed up! I wish I could do it again!!

  10. Lisa says:

    This is a great bag Beth. I think I may have some friends who have made it. It looks familiar. I guess the key is in finding striking fabrics like the ones you used.

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