Happy Monday, and welcome to another Main Crush Monday!

I hope you had a great weekend and were able to fit in some sewing time. I finished a customer quilt yesterday, and also managed to get a mini quilt pieced and basted. Yay, me! I felt so productive! The mini is a gift, so no pics yet. My goal is to quilt the mini this morning, and take it to class with me this evening for binding.

Speaking of classes….

My crush this week is on the two (!) classes I’ll be teaching this week at our LQS. First, I’ll be teaching a beginning paper piecing class that will use my pattern, Twirl Me. Remember this?

Twirling Star Paper Pieced Chestnut Street Fig Tree Fabrics

I’m nervous and excited all at the same time. I’m trying to remind myself that it will be like showing a group of friends how to paper piece, and that there’s nothing to be nervous about. So, if you want to send some positive vibes my way about 6pm on Tuesday, they will be much appreciated! 🙂 I’m repeating the class on Saturday, so probably won’t be nearly as nervous the second time through.

The second class is a 4 week course on Beginning Quilting. Last month I audited the class that was taught by the owner of the store. We want to be sure to use the same terminology and techniques to ensure continuity throughout the classes. I really enjoyed sitting through the class and helping the ‘students’. It’s so much fun to see someone new to quilting enjoy it. The look on their face when something “clicks” and make sense is so wonderful and gratifying. I’m really looking forward to this class and connecting with everyone over the next four weeks.

In addition to the classes, I have two customer quilts to finish and my mother-in-law’s quilt to piece. This one has been set aside and I hope I can find a few hours this week to work on it. Sounds like a busy week to me!

And, from the looks of the link-ups last week, you guys had busy weeks too! Just look at what you were doing:

Rebecca Grace of Cheeky Cognoscenti made a paper pieced sawtooth block. She shares her adapted paper piecing method (which I tried this weekend and am going to adopt). I always enjoy reading Rebecca’s posts – they bring a smile to my day. Hop on over and check it out!

Photo by Rebecca Grace of Cheeky Cognoscenti

 

Kitty of Night Quilter has started a “One Year of Stitches” embroidery project and her progress so far is beautiful! I’m so looking forward to watching her progress this year to see how her project develops. You can join in – hop over to her blog to find out how.

Photo by Kitty of Night Quilter

 

Some great news from Tish of Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland – she and her family are the proud new owners of a computerized longarm machine. Wow! Tish is already an accomplished quilter on her HQSS. Before we know it, she and her husband will be churning out fabulous quilts on the longarm. Wouldn’t you love to have something like this in your house?

Photo by Tish of Tish’s Adventures in Wonderland

Definitely a lot of crush-worthy projects happening last week. Now it’s time to show off your crushes for this week! What has you excited to be in your sewing space? You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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