Happy Monday, and welcome to another Main Crush Monday. It’s the last one for July so let’s make it a good one!
Sadly, this week starts on a low note. MaMa passed away Friday afternoon, only two weeks after receiving her devastating diagnosis. She was so happy to receive her quilt last week and I can only hope it cheered her for a moment.
I tried to sew on Saturday/Sunday but didn’t make a lot of progress. I am in a bit of a funk mood but will work my way through it. To be honest, I am also still struggling with exhaustion and don’t know what to do to make it better. I’m still working on limiting my sugar intake and getting better sleep, but there’s not been much improvement with my energy level. I’m going to have to do some research to see if I can find other things to try. Until then, I’m carrying on!
So, after getting the top together on the Midnight Mystery quilt I decided it was time to pull out another UFO to work on. But did I show you the completed top of that quilt? I know I posted it on Instagram but can’t find that I shared it here. In case I didn’t this is what the finished top looks like:
I’m really happy with the finished top. Mystery quilts are so difficult for me. I have a hard time choosing fabrics when I know what the pattern looks like; trying to choose fabrics for a mystery is agonizing for me. So I am pleasantly surprised at how well my fabric choices worked in this design. I’ve added this on to the queue to be quilted, and I’m excited to see how it all finishes up.
For my next UFO this is where I’m starting:
Lots of half-pieced blocks, a stack of half-square triangles, and uncut yardage. Thankfully, there was also a notepad with lots of notes, measurements, and some sketches of what I wanted to make. This quilt may possibly be a new pattern so I would like to finish it and then see what needs tweaked with the design. I can already see that I’m not totally happy with the white pieces, but I’m going to carry on since it’s started.
I was able to get three rows sewn together yesterday, so I will have pictures of my progress for you later this week. I have to say, it feels good to start work on these unfinished projects. I really need to use up some of the fabric in my stash and working on projects like this allows me to do so. It’s a liberating feeling!
That’s about all that’s happening in my world this week, and now it’s time for you to share your projects. What has you excited to be in your sewing space this week? You can link any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how: