Hi and welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss!
This week I've been busy working on the I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along. If you haven't heard about it, you can click here to learn more.
We've just released the last block in the quilt along, but if you're motivated it's not too late to enter our grand prize giveaway, which is super awesome! I mean like Santa filled his sleigh with quilting treasures and left them all at your house awesome! All you need to do to enter the final giveaway is make one of each of the quilt along blocks and sew them together into a top. The top does not have to be quilted, and you have until January 15th to get 'er done!
Here is my final setting for my quilt along quilt. I've still got to add the outer borders, but man it feels good to have a completed top! You'll find info on Block 12: Christmas Lights here. All the hosts wrote a post about Block 12, providing tips. We also wrote a post with setting suggestions, and revealed our quilt top. If you'd need some setting suggestions for your blocks, click here.
With two quilt along posts and sewing my top together, I've been busy. But I didn't forget to apply to be an Island Batik Ambassador next year! I hope I'm selected again because it was a lot of fun and Island Batik is a great company to work with. This year, as part of the application, they asked us to send them a 12" block. I chose to do my Peppermint Twist block in Island Batiks. These are from the Vineyard collection. Wouldn't this make an awesome quilt?
If you're interested, my Peppermint Twist pattern is available in my book. A variation of that pattern which uses pieced setting triangles is also available separately. That pattern is called Water Vortex. Both the book and the pattern are in my shop.
I really love this block and how it twists when set in a quilt! I hope the block brings me luck with Island Batik because I really want to be an Ambassador again next year.
Now that you know what I've been doing, let's see what you're up to! First, it's time for our weekly feature.
This week I want to feature Alice, who's been missing from our weekly linkups for a few weeks. Alice recently celebrated her daughter's wedding, so she's been quite busy. I was so happy to see her three--count 'em--three link ups last week!
Congratulations Alice! Here's an "I Was Featured" button you can print out.
Now it's time to link up your WIPs and recent finishes! But first let me announce our giveaway winner of 6 fat quarters from the Starlight collection by Windham Fabrics.
As usual, I assigned a number to each entry, then plugged them into Random.org and let it pick. We had 51 entries! Let's see who won.
Congratulations Suz @ DesertSky Quilting! Send me an email with your postal address, and your fat quarters will be on their way!
Now it's time to link up. I'm feeling Christmasy, so let's have another giveaway! This time, up for grabs is this cute little zippered pouch in Christmas reds and greens. You could use it to store your Christmas fat quarters like shown here (or your candy canes!)
So, you know how this works. Link up a work in progress or recent finish for a chance to win. You can link up three times a week for up to three chances! If you need help linking up, click here for detailed steps. If you run into difficulties, just email me your link.
I'll collect everyone's entries and announce a winner on January 3rd. So you've got four weeks to link up to win!
Are you making anything special for Christmas, or anything wintery? I'd really love to see it! I'm in the mood for snow upon snow!
Here are some quick reminders about the linky party:
- This linky is all about encouragement, so please visit a few of the links and leave a comment.
- If you’re uploading a photo from your phone/computer, leave a comment below that explains your project. And for the rest of us, please reply to a few of these comments leaving words of encouragement for a quick finish.
- Please link back to my post somewhere in your blog post or use @inquiringquilter and #wedwaitloss to tag me in your Instagram/Flickr post.
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Linking to several fun quilty linky parties, including these: Let's Be Social, Moving it Forward, Linky Tuesday, To-Do Tuesday, WIPs Linky, Midweek Makers, Needle and Thread Thursday, Off the Wall Fridays, Friday Foto Fun, Finished or Not Friday, Can I Get a Whoop Whoop?