Welcome to Main Crush Monday! We are well into February – where does the time go? Last week was a pretty productive week for me, and I made progress on several items on my to do list.

Since the new year, I’ve noticed a theme among many of the posts I’m reading and that theme is progress. Moving forward on your projects, finishing UFO’s, sewing room reorganization. Those are the ones that stand out to me the most, probably because they are on my mind a lot lately too.

As you know, I have been struggling with finding a work/home balance and it hasn’t been easy or fun. Frankly, when I don’t get any personal sewing time I get kinda grouchy. Well, really grouchy. I need creative time, just like my body needs food, sleep, or water.

So I have decided that, no matter what else is going on in my day I am going to sew a minimum of one seam a day. That’s my goal. Just one teeny, tiny, seam every day. Last week I met that goal. Yay me!

Actually, I managed to sew many more seams than just the one per day goal I set for myself. And I finished FOUR BLOCKS!!!! Yes, I’m yelling a little because I’m just so darn happy about it! LOL

Curved log cabin blocks

I finished four log cabin blocks for a new quilt I have designed. I have a ways to go before the top is a finished flimsy, but that goal of one seam a day is progress, and maybe I’ll have it finished sooner than expected. I hope so, because I designed this quilt a year and a half ago and I would love to turn the picture in my head into a real quilt before the picture fades away…. 🙂

I also finished the editing of my newest pattern and sent it off to the printer. Painted Stars will be released very soon and I’m excited about it. I can’t wait to share more of this quilt with you. For now, here’s the cover of the pattern:

Painted Stars Pattern

I’ll be teaching this pattern at our local quilt shop in March. If you’re local I would love for you to join us! We always have fun in class so come on out and sew with us.

I finished the quilting and binding on three table runners last week for a customer. Sadly, I didn’t take any pictures. You’ll just have to believe me when I tell you they are lovely table runners and Dee Dee did a great job on them.

On the frame now is this vibrantly gorgeous pineapple quilt:

Pineapple log cabin quilt

Susie wanted a computerized design in the center of the quilt, with a separate border treatment. I have the center all quilted and today I’ll be finishing the borders. I’m going to get started on them just as soon as I know HOW I’m going to quilt them. (Sometimes it’s agony waiting for the quilt to talk to me…I have no patience.) My plan is to treat all three borders as one large one. The green border is tripping me up a bit as it’s not centered, so that’s messing with some of the designs I’ve been auditioning.

As if all of the above wasn’t fantastically wonderful, I even had time to whip up a pie! I am on a quest to find the perfect Graham Cracker Pie recipe, and I found one that may be what I am looking for. Someday soon I’ll tell you all about why I’m looking for this particular recipe – until then I’m going to share a picture of the one I made yesterday.

Graham Cracker Pie

So that’s it for me. I hope to have more log cabin blocks to share later in the week. After I finish Susie’s quilt I have three more to get done before March 2 so I have my work cut out for me. I’ll be sharing them soon!

What have you been working on? It’s time for you to share the projects that have you excited to be in your sewing space. You can link any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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