Happy Monday to you! Can you believe we are less than 3 weeks away from Christmas, and in four weeks it will be 2017? This past year has flown by, and the next few weeks will too. But we’ll make the most of 2016 that we have left, right? Right!

This week promises to be a busy one for me. Hubby is on vacation so he’ll be underfoot….I mean, he’ll be home to spend time with me. 😉 I have borders to put on a quilt for a customer, a pattern I’m in the midst of writing and testing, and three quilts I should be quilting. Not to mention I haven’t even started Christmas decorating yet or cookie baking. And let me tell you, the cookie baking thing is a pretty big deal at my house. Is it at yours?

So for my Main Crush Monday post today, I have a couple of things to update you on.

First, remember the Cottage Rose quilt I showed last week that I quilted for a customer?

Cottage Romance Quilt PatternShe donated that quilt to a fund-raising auction to benefit a person in her community who is suffering from cancer. The auction/dinner was held Saturday evening. Guess how much the quilt brought in?

$775!!

I was so happy to hear that! The quilt was actually auctioned twice – the first person who won it donated it again and it was auctioned a second time. That money will be so helpful in helping with the cost of medical bills, and I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to participate in some small way.

When I first showed the quilt, Jodi pointed out that one of the log cabin blocks was turned the wrong way. I had a brief moment of panic, called my customer who said she already knew. Whew! Catastrophe averted! I appreciate that Jodi said something; if it had been my own quilt I know I would have wanted someone to tell me. So here’s a little note for you – if I have a mistake in a quilt I show you, please let me know. It won’t hurt my feelings at all!

Next up in my MCM mash-up: the release of my second paper piecing pattern called Twirl Me. This is my major crush for the week.

Twirling Star Paper Pieced Chestnut Street Fig Tree FabricsI love all the movement this block has, and how versatile it is. Make one block for a mini, four blocks for a baby quilt, or more for something bigger! In case you missed it, you can visit this post for other color options I played with.

Polka Dot Binding Paper Pieced Pattern

I love this quilting!

I have the templates printed so I can start on a larger version. They have their own project box now, so that means I’m serious about working on this one!

You can download the pattern and templates from Craftsy – just click on this link for your copy. (While you’re there, check out the Twelve Days of Craftsy event they have going on – something new every day!)

Okay. Before we see your MCM, let’s check in with a few from last week. There were some great ones!

Sandra of mmm!quilts is working on her Whirling Stars quilt for the Rainbow Scrap Challenge 2016 – also known as RSC2016. This top is going to be so gorgeous when she gets it finished. Just look at it!

Photo by Sandra of mmm! quilts

Photo by Sandra of mmm! quilts

Tanya of Tanya Quilts in Colorado finished her Ugly Christmas Sweater quilt (just in time for Christmas) which I don’t find ugly at all! She’ll be using it as a tablecloth..I think that is a fabulous idea. The wide green border really brings the focus to the pieced sweaters. I’m kinda quietly obsessing over this quilt…..

Photo by Tanya of Tanya Quilts in Colorado

Photo by Tanya of Tanya Quilts in Colorado

And finally, Patty of Elm Street Quilts made this adorable pillow for her sofa. I love the patchwork and the embroidery. This is a fabulous holiday pillow!

Photo by Patty of Elm Street Quilts

Photo by Patty of Elm Street Quilts

Now it’s your turn to share your crush for this week. Are you moving on full steam ahead, or has your sewing slowed a bit because of the holidays? Whatever the case, I hope you have a crush-worthy week that is full of blessings! Please join in and share with us whatever 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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