This Main Crush Monday is a combination of projects for me.

Last week was a pretty busy week and I’ve gotten a lot accomplished in my sewing room. Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of pics I can share with you just yet. Not necessarily because I’ve been doing secret sewing, but simply because I ran out of time and didn’t take any pictures. What kind of blogger does that anyway!?

My main project was doing the crosshatch background in each block of the Twelve Year Quilt. I really think that’s going to be the name of this one! I told hubby that I really needed to spend some quality time working on this quilt or I would have to rename it the Thirteen Year Quilt and that just doesn’t have quite the same ring to it. šŸ™‚

Here’s a pic you’ve seen before:

Winning hand Flimsy Quilt Top

I posted the picture below on Instagram, showing the marking and the crosshatch stitching I’m doing in the light sections of each block:

Crosshatch Quilting

I only have two more blocks to do and all the crosshatch stitching will be finished! Then it will be time to decide on quilting motifs for the sashing and borders. I think I have an idea, but have to see if I can make it work.

You know. One of those Tim Gunn ‘make it work’ moments….(I’m a little obsessed with Project Runway) But I digress.



I also am working on quilted tote bags to give as gifts at a retreat I’ll be attending this weekend. I’m pretty excited about it and can’t wait to tell you all about it when I get back. I have six bags finished; only four more to go!

This week will be busy and there’s so much to crush on. I won’t get to touch the 12 year quilt. But I’ll finish the totebags, attach binding to a customer quilt and deliver it, and make two blocks for a charity quilt. Ater that there’s packing for the retreat, making sure the hubs has groceries in the house, and a visit to the dentist. Maybe a hair cut? All before Thursday.

What do you have on your schedule for the week? I know there are lots of crush-worthy projects being worked on – please share them here! But before you do, let’s re-visit a couple of links from last week.

First up, did you see the adorable turkey table runner Vicki of Vicki’s Crafts & Quilting made? It’s perfect for a fun Thanksgiving table, and she has the pattern available in her Craftsy shop.

Photo by Vicki of Vicki's Crafts & Quilting

Photo by Vicki of Vicki’s Crafts & Quilting

Tanya of Tanya Quilts in Colorado shared a link to a tutorial on how to make this Goody Goody Binding Kit. It’s perfect for holding binding or EPP supplies:

Photo by Tanya of Tanya Quilts in Colorado

Photo by Tanya of Tanya Quilts in Colorado

Finally, Allison posted a picture from Flickr of a beautiful mug rug. I love the brightness of the sun rays against the dark blue background. I can’t repost the picture here, but you can see it by visiting the link to her Flickr page here.

Now it’s your turn to link up your crushes for this week. Remember,Ā  you can link any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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