Happy Monday!

Thanks so much for all the happy birthday wishes. I had a great day of sewing and a weekend with my hubby and boys, so I am one happy Momma.

My topic for Main Crush Monday this week is much the same as last week. I’m still working on items for the table I will have at a local craft show, and making good progress. Remember when I said I wasn’t terribly happy with the way the zip ends looked on these zipper pouches?

Zipper Pouches

Well, I spent some time experimenting and came up with an end that I like much better.

Zip End on Zipper Pouch

It has a much cleaner look to it and the top of the pouch doesn’t have that curve at each side.

Zipper Pouch

Now that I’ve found a method I like, I will be making several more of these pouches. The trick is to cut the zipper a little shorter than the width of the pouch, and adding a fabric tab to each end. Once I’ve made a few more and am more comfortable with this method, I’ll share my notes and measurements with you.

Let’s move on from the pouches!

These mums are on my back deck, and I love how pretty they are:

MumsWhen I have time, I’m going to use these colors as inspiration for a fall themed quilt. It might not get done until next fall, but hey, that’s okay, right?

Look how pretty these flowers are:

MumsThat’s it for my crushes for this week – zippers and mums! What are you crushing on? Before we see all your great projects, let’s look back at a few that linked up to our MCM party last week:

Sarah from Cedar Fork Stitches is seriously crushing on some Carolyn Friedlander fabric lines, and has started working on a ton of HST’s. CF is one of my favorite designers, so I’m definitely feeling Sarah’s crush!

Photo by Sarah of Cedar Fork Stitches

Photo by Sarah of Cedar Fork Stitches

Abby of Fluffy Puppy Quilt Works (don’t you love that blog name??) shared a tutorial on making a quilt block that is a real scrap buster! I think a large quilt of these blocks would look fantastic. The tutorial is well written and there are a ton of pictures to illustrate her instructions – go check it out!

Photo by Abby of Fluffy Puppy Quilt Works

Photo by Abby of Fluffy Puppy Quilt Works

Now it’s your turn to share what you are working on this week. What has you excited to be in your sewing space? You can link any blog post, Instagram of Flickr pic – here’s how:

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