First, let me say:

Are you ready for the new year and all it will bring? I am!

Welcome to the first Main Crush Monday of 2017!

I can’t wait to see what you are working on.

I’m happy to report that even though I’m still fighting this cold, I was able to spend some much needed time in my sewing room last week. (Thank you so much for all your kind comments. I hope I responded to everyone; if I missed you please know how much I appreciated you taking the time to wish me well!)

My progress went from this pile of yumminess…

Ombre Rectangles

… this on the design wall…

….then on to the finished flimsy! (I hope to have better pictures tomorrow – it was after dark when I finished the top and these are indoor shots.)

Having all day to sew on New Year’s Eve really helped with the progress on this top. Hubby had to work, so I had most of the day and all evening to myself. After running a few errands in the morning and then sending DH off to work, I cranked up my playlist and got busy! I had to unpick four seams because I was so busy chair dancing I lost my concentration for a minute or two! 🙂

I’m not sure I’m as in love with this quilt as I thought I would be. I know it will look different once it is quilted so I’m going to delay my final verdict until then. We’ll see. I do think it’s interesting that all those color changes are in one piece of fabric. I would love to try using an ombre fabric again, but maybe in a cool colorway since those are more the colors I’m drawn to.

Anyway, just being able to sew again is crush-worthy news for me, and having a finished flimsy makes it even better!

Now let’s see what you were working on the last week of 2016 before getting to this week’s party.

Deana of Dreamworthy Quilts shared a group applique project that will be a wedding gift for her nephew. I always like seeing the applique projects because it’s something I want to try. I’ve taken a Craftsy class, messed up one of the projects (totally my fault, well, my iron’s fault), and didn’t try it again. Time to add that to my To Do list this year.

Photo by Deana of Dreamworthy Quilts


Kristin of Our Alaska Life shared a stocking she made for her sister. She used a Holly Hobby panel and some lace doilies. The stocking has such an old-fashioned vibe and I think it’s so cute! I’ve enjoyed exploring Kristin’s blog – I love reading about life in Alaska. Go check it out!

Photo by Kristin of Our Alaska Life


Also, Patty of Elm Street Quilts will be hosting the One Monthly Goal again for 2017. So, if you want to join in it’s a great time to do so. You can get all the details on her blog.  Patty shared a pillow she made for her daughter and the colors and low volume she used make my heart sing! I would hug this pillow every day. 🙂

Photo by Patty of Elm Street Quilts

Okay, now it’s your turn to link up your crush! What has you excited to be in your sewing space this week? Remember, your crush can be anything quilting/sewing/fiber related – new fabric, new tools, new technique, new project, whatever! (I’m working on a knit shawl that I can’t wait to share!) You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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