Happy Spring! It has finally stopped snowing here every few days and given us a ray of hope that yes, we will have warm spring days in our future. <grin> Regardless of the season you're currently enjoying, I'd like to welcome you to Wednesday Wait Loss! Please share your quilty works in progress with us and get the encouragement you need to stop the "wait" and finish them!
Last week I finished two more patterns. They are re-covers of existing patterns, for a new fabric line which will debut at Market. One pattern is called Merry Berry Ornamental. Here it is in an older fabric line (Merry, Berry, and Bright). I can't show you what it looks like in the new fabric line yet, but I can tell you that the collection is called Let it Sparkle and it is by Flaurie & Finch for RJR Fabrics.
I also did a recover of my Merry Little Christmas pattern in the Let it Sparkle fabric collection. Here it is in Merry, Berry, and Bright. I wish I could show you the new version because it's wonderful too! Rest assured however that I'll update you when the new patterns are available for free download.
Both of the older patterns are available now, on my free downloads page. I'll be putting the new versions up after Market. Look for RJR's Let it Sparkle fabric collection in quilt shops soon!
Last week, I also ticked off another project from my To-Do list. My niece is getting married this spring, and we Aunties gave her a bridal shower this weekend. I made her two darling pillows.
Did I mention she's a dachshund lover? <grin> You can read all about the shower and the pillows here.
Well, that's what I've been up to! Let's see who made this week's feature.
Once again it was hard to choose so I have three special projects I'd like to share.
First up is a new quilter to our circle - Summer @ Summer Lee Quilts. Summer shared how she goes about designing a t-shirt quilt. Since I know I'll be making one of these in the near future, I was fascinated by her process and oh so glad she shared it! To learn how Summer designs a t-shirt quilt, jump over to her blog.
Next up is Katheen @ Kathleen McMusing. Kathleen recently visited the MQX Machine Quilters Exposition and she shared some of the quilts from the show with us. The best part for me was that she also shared closeups of the quilting! To see more, visit her blog.
Finally, an almost newbie to our little quilting circle is Gail @ Quilting Gail. Gail shared her Carpenter's Wheel quilt. It's fast and beautiful so it's her go-to quilt for quick gift-giving. Visit her blog to see other versions of this wonderful quilt!
Congratulations Summer, Kathleen, and Gail! Thank you so much for sharing your quilts with us. Here's an I Was Featured badge for your blogs.
Before you link up, here's another reminder to start gathering your basket quilts for a special Wednesday Wait Loss in May (May 16th)! I am planning to celebrate each month with a special link up, and for may I picked May baskets. <grin> To help you prepare for these special linkups, you'll find a list of the ones for this year at the top of my sidebar.
Time to link up! Remember, if you need help linking up, click here for detailed step by steps.
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.
- If you link a photo from Facebook, please mention @InquiringQuilter and my Wednesday Wait Loss.
Linking to several fun quilty linky parties.