Thanks for all the lovely comments on the Hot Pad tutorial. From what I’ve heard, lots of lucky people will be receiving these as Christmas gifts this year. How cool is that??

I was so busy in my sewing room last week, and this week promises more of the same. That’s a good thing! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen bits and pieces of what I’m working on. I feel like I’ve been fluttering from one project to another and I’m just a bit discombobulated. But I’m having fun and that’s what counts!

I’m going to share a few unfinished projects with you today. Hopefully they’ll be finishes later this week.

After much prodding and convincing from my friends and family, I signed up for a table at one of the largest craft shows in our area. It’s a bit scary, you know, hoping people will like the work that is on my table. Then there is the pressure of making a variety of items (but not too much) because really, I just don’t know what will sell. The craft show is in four weeks, so I need to keep my nose to the needle, pedal to the floor, and all that… 🙂

My plan is to use only items in my stash, but I know I’ll need to get a few things. For instance, I just don’t have the perfect binding for this table runner:

Charm Pack Table RunnerThis is a simple design using charm squares. It’s the perfect color for fall, and I had fun playing with the quilting.

I played with more quilting on this Christmas Tree mini quilt:

Christmas Tree Mini QuiltI really love the swirls for the background, and stitch in the ditch for the tree. Here’s a close-up of the swirls:

FMQ Swirls close upSo much fun!

I’m also making hexagon coaster sets. Here is the sample one I made:

Hexagon coaster

See that yellow template in the picture? It makes a 5″ hexagon shape. Imagine my disappointment when I found out it’s bigger than a charm square….

These coasters are fun and fast to make. I found a video on You Tube that shows how it is done. If you want to make your own, here’s the link to the video.

Last, but not least, are the zipper pouches I’m making. These are quick and easy to do, but I’m going to experiment with the zipper a bit and see if I can find a way to do it that makes me happier. I don’t like the way the zipper end is tucked in – in makes the top look funky.

Zipper Pouches

Anyway, that’s what I’ll be working on this week. I can’t say I’m crushing on all my projects, but I am seriously liking the tree mini quilt. I’m thinking of doing a red version. And you know, with blue and silver trees coming back into style, maybe an icy blue one, or icy purple one, or silver one….hmmm….

On now to what you’ve been working on. Here is a recap of a couple of projects from our Main Crush Monday party last week – I hope you had a chance to visit several of the posts and share the comment love. 🙂

Nancy of LoveQuilting.com posted a tutorial on this adorably spooky Halloween cat flag. Looks easy, and so much fun!

Photo by LoveQuilting.com

Photo by LoveQuilting.com

 

Have you heard all the buzz going around about Quilt Theory? It’s a new pattern company started by several bloggers that focuses on easy, one page quilt patterns. I think that’s a genius idea and am excited to see all the new patterns they release. Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl linked up last week (she is one of the designers and is seriously crushing!); you can read all about Quilt Theory in her post and see her newest quilt design.

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Finally, look at Ariane’s hexagon star quilt. Be still my heart! This is so beautiful and I’m very happy she linked up to share it with us. Read more on her blog: Ariane Quilts

Photo by Ariane of Ariane Quilts

Photo by Ariane of Ariane Quilts

Okay, now it’s your turn! What has 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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