MCM #63 – Empty Handed

Happy Monday, and welcome to Main Crush Monday!

Happy March 6th! Already….can you believe we are into the third month of the year? I still feel like it’s January. Time is flying by….

Okay I have to confess. I feel like the party guest who shows up empty handed, with not even a bottle of wine for the hostess.  Meaning, I have no pics to share with you today of all the progress I made last week. And I did make progress.

I do have a snapshot of the borders on one of the customer quilts, and if you follow me on Instagram you may have already seen this.  These hearts were marked (by the customer- yay!), so quilting was pretty easy. I do like this stencil though, and might have to get it for myself.

I finished the quilting on two other customer quilts, trimmed HST’s for my M-I-L’s quilt, attended a binding class and taught a paper piecing class and beginning quilting class. So see, I haven’t been slacking. I was super busy all week but it was a fun week.

Both classes went really well. I had six students in the paper piecing class, and five had never PP anything. It was scary to see how confused they were at first. I promised them that it would all make sense by the end of class and they doubted me, but guess what? All of them grasped the PP concept, understood how to make their blocks, and finished them! They even asked for another class to build on the first. That’s the best feedback I could have received. 🙂

There are three more weeks in the Beginning Quilting class, and there are six students there as well. Our beginning project is a table runner, and I’m looking forward to seeing how each one will be different based on fabric choice. It’s a fun class.

I definitely will have progress pictures to show you next week on a few things I’ll be working on. I have another wholecloth baby quilt I need to finish and stitching that will be a lot of fun.

Now it’s your turn to share your crushes for this week! I know you are working on some amazing things, so show them off here. 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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12 Responses to MCM #63 – Empty Handed

  1. Vicki in MN says:

    So glad to know your teaching went well for you, I knew you could do it!

  2. Patricia says:

    I was thrilled when I took my beginning quilting class in 2014! I love my LQS, but I only made purses, totes and the like. I told my friend I could never be a quilter. She asked me to sign up for her Quilting 101 class. With great trepidation, I did – and I’ve been making quilts ever since! She gave me the tools that helped me make a quilt for my third grandchild, but more importantly gave me confidence to change my, “I can’t,” to a happy “I can!” You, my dear, are changing lives! Thank you for sharing!

  3. Zenia Rene says:

    Those border hearts are awesome! What did she mark them with? Thanks for the link up Beth!

  4. Andree says:

    Hi Beth, I love your heart FMQ.

  5. Lisa says:

    Sounds like you had a very busy and productive week…and the picture you did share is very lovely.

  6. Sandra says:

    I’m so glad, not surprised at all, how well your classes went and that they want more! Ya, I saw that hearts design on Instagram; I did it years ago when I was still learning FMQ and so it wasn’t nearly as beautiful as yours. It definitely is a cool one to add to the favourites. Looking forward to another wholecloth baby quilt reveal!

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  9. You had a super busy week! Having students ask for a follow on class is awesome and the best kind of feedback to receive. I hope you have another wonderful week ahead. 🙂

  10. Susan says:

    You’re still making progress though not a ton to show – keep it up!

  11. Nancy B. says:

    Sounds pretty busy to me, too! Sometimes I forget to take photos to share, also. Love the heart quilting. And how thoughtful that your client drew it out for you beforehand!

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