MCM #64 – Main Crush Monday is Back

First, I want to apologize to everyone for missing MCM last week. I needed a medical procedure and with the prep for that and the after effects of the anesthesia I was out of it for more days than I had planned.

Later, when I felt better I talked with Tish of Tish-n-Wonderland who said she would have offered to host MCM. I felt like such a dweeb for not even thinking of that!

Please accept my apologies for being gone – I will do my best to not let that happen again. And if something happens that I do have to miss a Monday, I now know who will be willing to co-host. πŸ™‚

I feel like I’m up to my eyeballs in projects right now. All of them are paid (which is a very good thing), but it’s a bit stressful. It would be soooo nice if there were more hours in the day and there was another me running around to help!

I’ve been busy working on a quilt for my mother-in-law, and testing a new pattern for another blogger.Β The two are the perfect match. I was asked to make the quilt in shades of blue to match the bedroom, and I added a mottled yellow to give the quilt some extra movement. I really like the way it looks. I won’t show you the entire block or quilt top here until the pattern writer is ready, but I can share some of the components of the blocks.

Test Pattern Sub Blocks

Here are all the sub-blocks ready to be assembled. It has been easy to keep all the pieces organized and I’ve been lucky to not sew the wrong pieces together (sometimes that can be a real challenge!)

No bobbin for HST

However, I did have a “DUH” moment when I sewed all these HST’s together without any thread in the bobbin. LOL

Have you ever made such a silly mistake?

This week I’ll continue to work on this quilt, teach the last session of the Beginning Quilting class, and hopefully get a wholecloth baby quilt finished. The baby is due on the 26th, so I’m really pushing the deadline with this one!

Those projects are keeping me excited to be in my sewing room this week. How about you? What are you crushing on this week? I can’t wait to see what you’re working on. 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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18 Responses to MCM #64 – Main Crush Monday is Back

  1. Hope you are all up and better now – its okay to take a break every now and then, but I bet you would like it better if it had been fun πŸ˜‰

  2. helen says:

    oh that old bobbin thread trick, that catches me out all the time. I hope you are feeling better again Beth, sometimes these minor ops take more out of us than we realise, doctors make it all sound so simple these days!

  3. Running out of bobbin thread ususally happens on a long seam like a border! Glad to hear you are all better!

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  5. Hope you are doing better now. I’m sure we all understand and sometimes it just cannot be helped. Joining the party late because Bloglovin is acting stupid today.

  6. Glad you are back. Thanks for the information on how to link up using Instagram. That was a first for me.

  7. Tish says:

    I’m getting so excited to see your secret project come together. I absolutely love the fabrics you have chosen. It’s good to have you back and I hope feeling 100%.

  8. I’m so glad your procedure went well and you are feeling recovered. <3 I have definitely sewn very long stretches of seams without bobbin thread. I always feel silly afterwards!

  9. Nann says:

    You were missed last week! It’s too bad that the procedure had complications but I hope the outcome is what you anticipated.

  10. Little Quiltsong says:

    So happy you are feeling better! The yellow and blue are a pretty combo in your new blocks. Yes, yes and yes – I do that constantly and wish there was a little bell that dinged when the bobbin is empty πŸ™‚ – now why did no one think of that yet, hmmmmmmm!!

  11. Nancy B. says:

    I’m interested to see how your project turns out. Love blue and yellow together! I hope you recover and are well. Quilting is a great prescription for life!

  12. Bonnie in Va says:

    Happy to see you back at your blogging and sewing. Now to finish up a few things so you can have fun with your things!

  13. Karen Goad says:

    sometimes life happens and our blogs have to take a backseat – it wasn’t a problem to miss a link hope all is well

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  15. No worries about missing MCM….life happens and I hope all is well with you now. I had my own “DUH” moment just yesterday….I was mindlessly sewing the 1 inch strips around 28 of one of the 2 blocks in Cluck, Cluck, Sew’s Shortcake quilt….just sewing away without any bobbin thread. I could have sworn I had just put in a new bobbin a few minutes earlier….but when I looked at the clock I’d been sewing for over an hour! It surely would be nice to retro-fit my older machines with a low bobbin sensor…or even better to have a NEW MACHINE….do you think Santa monitors your blog this early in the year? πŸ™‚

  16. Vicki in MN says:

    Glad you are up and around and back working on your projects. Anesthesia takes a lot out of a person! I did miss you last week:)

  17. Blue and yellow is one of my favorite color combinations. Good luck with all your commissioned stitching. Those deadlines can really sap the fun out of the sewing, hopefully that doesn’t happen to you this week.

  18. I know you have alot on your plate right now, with projects and the blog hop. So glad you are part of the lead crew on that! I’m curious what that project is going to look like — I like the colors!

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