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Exciting news arrived this week!

After watching the adventures of several friends who’ve been Island Batik Ambassadors in past years, I decided to take the plunge and apply to join the program for 2019. My adventure started this week with the arrival of a couple of large boxes, whose contents shall be revealed to you in the beginning of February. Let me tell you, I’ve never seen so much goodness packed into cardboard.

Island Batik boxes
Legit *squee* moment

I was way overdue for new headshots anyway, so I texted my lifelong friend, Beth, who happens to be a wonderful photographer and a fellow quilter. (Check her out on Instagram. She’s @swandiva.) So, here’s me. Very similar to my 10-years-ago headshot, but with more tinsel.

Becca Fenstermaker, Pretty Piney Quilts

Turnabout Patchwork

turnabout patchwork blog hop

My main machine went in for scheduled service, so I got lots of practice with my “new” Featherweight this week. With two projects to make for the Turnabout Patchwork blog hop, I decided to keep the items small. I finished the tops for both (a baby quilt and a pillow), but stopped there, preferring to quilt them on the Bernina. Road trip through the snow today to pick her up!

Turnabout Patchwork baby quilt sneak peek
Turnabout Patchwork baby quilt sneak peek

My days to post in the Turnabout Patchwork blog hop are February 1 and 2.

Text It!

Sherri Noel’s book, Text It!: Quilts and Pillows with Something to Say, offers plenty of options to customize your projects. I took advantage of that with the coffee-related wall hanging that I got appliqued (fused, so far) this past week. My day to post in the Text It! blog hop is March 13.

Text It! wall hanging sneak peek

Plans for This Week

I’m picking up the Notorious BQE today, and plan to put her through the paces immediately by finishing off those two Turnabout Patchwork projects.

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7 Replies to “What I Made Monday (14 January 2019)

  1. Congrats on getting to be an IB Ambassador! I know several quilters who are, and they really enjoy it. I need to get my machine in for its annual check-up, but I’m having trouble parting with her. Haha. Hope your road trip there and back goes well and your machine is humming along soon!

  2. Love your new headshot. I could use a new one too and there is more tinsel in mine, too (giving up the coloring I think). So fun to have you aboard as a new IB Ambassador. It will be a fun year!!

  3. Congratulations on becoming an Ambassador for Island Batik!! I have found so many wonderful blogs to follow with their hops!! I can’t want to see what is in your boxes of YUM!!!!!

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