To all my online quilty friends – Thank you so much for your support and kind words these past weeks. It means so much to me. Jen’s service was beautiful and we are starting the healing process. Thank you for hanging in there with me while I was away from the blog.

As I started to write this post, I had a few projects in mind that could serve as my crush for Main Crush Monday but none of them seemed quite right. Then it hit me – my crush this week is YOU! And that feels totally right. All the readers of this blog, friends I’ve made since I started posting over a year ago, and other bloggers – YOU are my crush this week.

I have learned so much about piecing techniques, free motion quilting and blogging and it is all because of you. Do you know I didn’t even know what free motion quilting was until I started blogging?? Boggles the mind a bit doesn’t it… Now I am the proud owner of a HQ Sweet Sixteen, am learning to use rulers in my quilting, and love to free motion quilt a quilt top.

Clamshell quilting with ruler and micro stippling

I also found out what a quarter inch foot was for my sewing machine. Mind blown. A presser foot I can use that will help me keep a pretty consistent seam is cause for great celebration. 🙂

Tutorial Pinwheel Block

Something else I discovered was how useful a design wall is. Design wall! Sounds sooo professional, doesn’t it? I love mine and don’t know how I ever got along without it.

While these may seem like common things to an experienced quilter, to a newbie they were like the best thing next to sliced bread. (Something my Dad used to say all the time.) Discussions on thread choices, batting options, prewash or no, quilting density, binding techniques, scrap management, steam, starch, press, iron…..the list could go on. I always learn something from these discussions and all these things have been instrumental in helping me to become a better quilter. I have YOU to thank for helping me learn about them.

So YOU are my crush for this week’s Main Crush Monday. I look forward to many more discussions and learning experiences. I also hope that some of what I share here is useful to you on your quilting journey.

So, what is your crush this week? I would love to see what has you excited to be in your sewing space. You can share any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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