MCM #65 – Quilter’s World, Summer Edition

“Just another manic Monday..”

I’ve got those song lyrics stuck in my head but I’ve changed the words a bit: “Just another Main Crush Monday..” Can you say song worm?!

I’ve got so much to crush on this week I almost didn’t know where to start writing. I made a lot of progress last week, and I’m pretty excited about it.

First, I have almost finished the quilt top for my mother-in-law. All that is left to do is add the borders. This baby is BIG. Before borders, it measures 81 x 108. So I’m still thinking about the border and the size I’ll use.  It’s also time for me to start thinking about a quilting plan for this one, but I’m going to put it on the back burner for a while. I have several customer quilts that I seriously have to get started on, so I’m going to have plenty of time to let the ideas percolate.

To make this quilt I’m using a yet to be released pattern written by Tish of Tish ‘n’ Wonderland and I love the way it looks with these colors. I’ll have a lot more to share about this quilt when Tish is ready; until then you can have this one pic to tease you.

Large Quilt Blocks

Last week I had a special request to make a Wild Goose Chase block. I naively said “Sure, I’ll make it.”  Just let me say, it took me waaaaay longer than I expected so I’m very happy to have this project checked off my to do list! I’ve written a post about the making of this block, and as soon as I get a bit more sewing done I’ll share it with you.

wild goose chase block

Pretty block. Pain in the arse.

In traveling news: this week I’m so excited to visit my sister and guild friends in Pennsylvania. We’re going to the AQS show in Lancaster and doing our own mini shop hop. It will be four days of fun, laughter, food, and tons of quilty inspiration. I’m super, SUPER excited to go on that road trip.

Did I tell you how excited I am??

And last, but definitely not least, I have some fan-tab-u-lous news to share. Last year I designed a quilt and wrote the pattern for Star Bright, a wall hanging, that is published in the Summer, 2017 edition of Quilter’s World. The magazine hits the newsstands in April and I received my copy on Friday.

Quilters World

It was difficult to keep this quiet for so long, but now I can tell you so you can run right out and get your copy of the magazine. 🙂 I’m very proud of the wall hanging; everything came together just right – the design, the quilting, the fabric. I just love everything about it.

Whew! Isn’t that a lot of quilty goodness for one week?? Now it’s time to revisit a few of the link-ups from last week’s party – we need to check in on all the quilty inspiration you all shared!

First up is Helen of Midget Gem Quilts. She bravely cut her plus blocks into fours and rearranged them to create her red lemonade quilt. I like all the low volume fabrics and the overall look is just so summery.

Photo by Helen of Midget Gem Quilts

 

Shannon of White Cloud Stitchery made a lovely quilt with this big liberty fabric star as the focal point. I’m so looking forward to seeing how she quilts all that negative space. For pictures of the finished top, hop on over to her blog!

Photo by Shannon of White Cloud Stitchery

And, if you’re looking for another project to add to your to do list, Sandra of mmm! quilts is hosting the Freefall QAL. Click on over to her blog (after you join the MCM party, of course 😉 ) because it’s not too late to join in!

Now it’s your turn! Please share those projects, tools, and/or fabrics that have 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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24 Responses to MCM #65 – Quilter’s World, Summer Edition

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  2. Congrats on the publication in Quitler’s World! That is so cool. Enjoy your mini shop hop, the quilts and family.

  3. Sandra says:

    YAY!!!! So excited for your publication of SUCH a pretty quilt! Doing a crazy wild woman happy dance here for you. Oh MY how I love your rendition of Tish’s pattern!!! Gorgeous! Will be watching for the PITA geese block post. 😉

  4. Andree says:

    Hi Beth, congratulations on your magazine pattern! It sounds like you’ve had a busy week!

  5. Congrats on your magazine feature —- it never gets old seeing your own creation in print. Back in my day of active participation in the quilt world, I was always thrilled. Now, I’m thrilled for you. Thanks for hosting this party; it is one of my favorites. Sally

  6. SarahZ says:

    You DO have lots to be excited about!! Big congrats on your magazine contribution! It must be a relief to be able to spill the beans finally!!! The big quilt is an amazing pattern and gorgeous colors! And 4 days of quilty shopping friends? Whew! Can’t wait to see your haul!!

  7. Preeti says:

    That is a gorgeous pattern, Beth. Congratulations on getting published. I am going to the quilt show in Lancaster on Saturday. Hope to meet you there.

  8. I love the quilt! Congratulations of getting your design published!

  9. Susan says:

    I’ll agree – great color choices in Tish’s quilt. And congrats on the magazine pattern!

  10. Tish says:

    I cannot wait to see your quilt finished!!! It is looking so good!! And a big congratulations on being published in a magazine! I swore off purchasing magazines this year, but I am totally jumping off the wagon to get this one. You know I’m going to make you sign it, right? 🙂

  11. Jayne says:

    …and now I’m singing that song…
    Congrats on the magazine! It is so hard to keep things quiet and on the down low!

  12. There is so much good news and excitement in this post it is contagious, Beth! I hope you have a great week with your sister and friends; shop hopping sounds like a lot of fun. And congratulations on your publication. <3

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  14. Drum roll well received here! Yeah for you, and I can’t think of a more deserving person! You should still be hearing the cheers from Ohio when you read this.

  15. So cool that your quilt was published!! Congratulations 🙂

  16. You have a lot of great things going on!! LOVE your quilt in the magazine – congrats!!!

  17. Karen Goad says:

    congrats on getting in a magazine!

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  19. Bonnie in Va says:

    Love the colors and design on Tish’s quilt. And wozer! another great quilt. Hum, I may have to go buy that issue as I have tons of squares already cut. Lots of nice eye candy today, even before the links!

  20. prettypiney says:

    Congratulations on your magazine pattern! Have a great time in Lancaster–I’ll be out in that direction on Thursday, but I’m not going to AQS this year. Post pics!

  21. Congratulations on your pattern publication! Great quilt!

  22. Cindy says:

    Congrats! Now to get the magazine.

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  24. Wow — so many fun, fun things in one post! I am so excited for you, that you can spend time with your sister, go to the quilt show, and getting a pattern published! I love your pattern, Tish’s pattern too! I need to go find that magazine, and I can’t wait to hear more about Tish’s quilt! Enjoy your travels!

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