Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss. Please share what you’ve been working on!
First let me tell you what I've been up to
On Saturday, I reviewed my latest acquisition: a wool pressing mat. Are you thinking about getting one? Click here to learn more.
Yesterday, my Partners in Design released Block 2 of the Sew Let’s Quilt Along. I’m not sewing up every block this time, but I am providing tips for making each block. This time, I’ve written up a tutorial on printing on fabric! Click here to learn more about the block—where you can download the free pattern, and my tips for making it.
Meanwhile, I’m working like crazy to get my Island Batik March Challenge quilt done! Come back at the end of the week to see this beauty. I think you’re going to love it.
Well, that was my week!
Now let's see who made this week's feature
Here are my favorite posts from last week.
First up are my fellow Island Batik Ambassadors, who shared their March Challenge quilts. The challenge is to take inspiration from a vintage quilt and make something new and boy they sure did!
Vicki @ Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting shared her table runner inspired by the classic Dresden Plate block. Love those flowers!
Gail @ Quilting Gail shared her quilt, Stars on Ice, which was inspired by the vintage block 54-40 or Fight. You have to read the history of this wonderful block!
Karen @ Quilts Etc. proved that frugality can be oh so beautiful with this table runner made of scraps.
Anja @ Anja Quilts shared her version of Noodlehead’s Cargo Duffle pattern which is a free download. If you’ve never made a Noodlehead tote or bag before, you simply must! Their patterns are wonderful.
Here’s my version of the Open Wide Zippered Pouch by Noodlehead. Another free pattern!
Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting recently completed her Gypsy Wife quilt. Isn’t it stunning?
Finally, Melva @ Melva Loves Scraps shared blocks she’s making for two different quilt alongs. The first one is a Shamrock block for A Time for All Seasons. I’m Irish, so of course I had to feature this block!
Melva shared the Irish Blessing in her post, which is a favorite of mine—especially the choral version of the poem. I’m thinking of it a lot because we used it in my sister Pat’s funeral program. In addition, we recently lost our family priest (the brother of my sister-in-law and my brother Joe’s best friend) to cancer. Father Glenn was the very best of priests—kind, loving, giving and full of laughter. He was a parish priest, priest for our International Airport, and the priest for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was nicknamed the “Priest in the Pits” because he actually worked on several teams, changing tires, spotting, and doing whatever he could to keep his hands in. My brother who used to work for IndyCar is the one who gave him that bug.
He had two lovely funeral masses, each featuring the song and of course lots of shamrocks!
Melva also shared these Ocean Waves blocks, from the Adventure Quilt qal.
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