Hi and welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! Last week I finished my mini quilt for my friend Kate. You might be interested to know that I finished her bee block too, and I’ll be posting about that later this week. My priority right now though is my Island Batik challenge for March.
Yep, March is Mini Madness month for the Island Batik Ambassadors, and as usual I’m getting things done last minute. The good news is that I have a new quilt top! Woot!
The bad news for me is that it isn’t quilted yet. <sad face>
But God willing and the creek don’t rise, I’ll get that done too before the end of the month so I can do a special post all about my March Mini Madness quilt.
The pattern is my own, and its foundation pieced. That was the other part of the Island Batik challenge for this month—to not only make a mini, but to also use paper piecing—either English paper piecing or foundation paper piecing. I choose paper piecing because I like it. I know. Call me crazy!
Didn’t it turn out great? I’m thinking this one will be well worth the wait. The fabrics, by the way, come from Island Batik’s Pressed Petals collection which is in stores now. I'm simply in love!
Be sure to come back later in the week for my finish post (fingers crossed).
Moving on, it's time now for our weekly feature! Last week Alice linked up two projects—Dizzy, a quilt made entirely of HSTs, and Raspberry Parfait, from my Berry Cross quilt along. I believe that anyone who makes a quilt entirely of tiny HSTs deserves a huge round of applause! Congratulations Alice!
Not to be outdone by the other quilt along participants, Alice decided to set her Berry Cross quilt on-point. I love how different this simple change makes to my pattern. And the colors! Yum. Let’s encourage Alice to get that binding done so we can see the full beauty of this quilt! Go Alice!
A few weeks ago we had voting and for some silly reason the votes didn’t show up until later. Or I missed them somehow. Or I'm just plain stupid. <wink> So let’s try the voting thing again. Remember that you’ve got six votes of love and encouragement you can spread around after the linky closes.
Time to link up your WIPs and recent finishes! The linky will be open until Friday, March 31st at midnight EST. Voting will open after the linky closes, and will remain open until Tuesday, April 4th at midnight.
Here are some quick reminders:
- This linky is all about encouraging finishes, so please visit a few of the links and leave a comment.
- Some participants are uploading photos and not linking to a block, Instagram, or Flickr. If that’s you, 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.
Remember: The linky will be open until Friday, March 31st at midnight EST. Voting will be open from Friday at midnight until Tuesday at midnight. Please join us and let’s finish those WIPs together!