Wednesday Wait Loss 20

Hi! Time for Wednesday Wait Loss! Can you believe it's been 20 weeks? I'm so proud of us and all the lovely projects we've gotten done. Go us!

This week I made some progress on my Island Batik challenge for June, which is all about the curves. When I went to bee on Friday, I cut and sewed all my blocks. Woot!

I spent most of the week though designing, writing, and editing quilt patterns. Yep, I’m all about the patterns this week! I’ll get back to my island Batik Curvalicious quilt soon though so be sure to check back.

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That’s my week! Can’t wait to hear about yours. Let’s get to this week’s Wednesday Wait Loss!

Wednesday Wait Loss

First off, my weekly feature. We had several returnees last week and I’m so glad they shared what they’ve been up to! Welcome back Pam, Jen, and AliceI We’ve missed you.

We also had a new quilter join us and I want to feature her. Welcome Melva! Melva loves to use up her stash whenever possible, so her blog is terribly clever. Click here to check it out! Last week, Melva shared a quilt made from a treasured family tablecloth. I love the flange she added because it adds just the right touch of color.

Congratulations Melva! Grab an “I Was Featured” button for your blog.

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To view the projects that received the most hugs last week, click here.

Time to link up your WIPs and recent finishes! The linky is now open until Sunday, June 25th at midnight EST. Voting will start on Monday and remain open until Tuesday at noon EST. If you need help linking up, click here for detailed steps. If you run into difficulties, just email me your link.

Here are some quick reminders:

  • 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.

Beginning Sunday at midnight, you can begin voting for up to six projects. Here, votes are hugs you’re sending to encourage the recipient. So don’t forget to come back Monday through Tuesday noon to send those hugs!

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Wednesday Wait Loss 19

Hi everyone and welcome back to Wednesday Wait Loss! So…this week has been happily busy for me, designing new quilt patterns. Also on a happy note, I finished my bee blocks this past week. Since I had three months to make, getting them done was HUGE! Right now I’m up to my ears in work—happy work—so I’ll be posting about them soon. Right now here’s a sneak peek.

The June Island Batik challenge is curved piecing, and I’ll be working on my project this Friday at my Tangled Threads bee.

So that’s my week—designing, writing patterns, editing/testing patterns, and hopefully some sewing! Let’s get on to Wednesday Wait Loss so I can see what you’ve been up to.

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First though, this week I want to feature my beemate Susie Walden. Susie is a faithful follower of WWL, and often the first one to link up! I so appreciate her continued support. Lately, Susie's been posting the blocks for a BOM she's doing in wonderful batiks. Here's her latest set of blocks.

Congratulations Susie! I know you don't have a blog, but feel free to print out the I was Featured! button and wear it to our next bee meeting. <wink>

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To view the projects that received the most hugs last week, click here.

Time to link up your WIPs and recent finishes. The linky is now open until Sunday, June 18th at midnight EST. Voting will start on Monday and remain open until Tuesday at noon EST. If you need help linking up, click here for detailed steps. If you run into difficulties, just email me your link.

Here are some quick reminders:

  • 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.
  • Beginning Sunday at midnight, you can begin voting for up to six projects. Here, votes are hugs you’re sending to encourage the recipient. So don’t forget to come back Monday through Tuesday noon to send those hugs!

One last thing! If you haven't been visiting the link ups you really should. Last week, Karen posted the cutest elephant blocks. I mean super adorable! And Tish posted her new quilt pattern and showed three different ways to quilt it easily, even if you're a beginner. Susan Gordon posted about her bee blocks. She's in Bee Inspired with me and another bee. The blocks are so cute and would be easy to make up into a quilt. Click the Week 18 link below to revisit last week's link up. Please, if you visit to leave a comment. We bloggers live for them. <grin> If you like Susie's linkup, leave her a comment on the post. Since she's not a blogger, her photo isn't clickable but like all quilters, she'd love to hear what you think of her WIP.

OK, let's link up those projects!

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My Visit to Spring Valley Quilt Guild

On Wednesday, I presented a trunk show at the Spring Valley Quilt Guild in Pendleton, Indiana. Everyone was so nice, and there were many friendly faces in the audience. I want to especially thank Linda and her crew for the warm reception!

The quilters in this guild are super talented, based on the quilt I saw hanging in the library where they meet. It really tells a story! Look at the sheer variety of blocks that represent Indiana in some way, and the original way they blended the blocks with photos of the surrounding area. Lovely!

My husband Scott and my daughter Katerina came too. Scott has an artist’s eye and Katerina is a quilter so they have always provided me with much needed support (along with photo taking and quilt holding when needed <grin>).

The trunk show included quilts from my book and my new patterns. I also presented quilts I’ve made as an Island Batik Ambassador and many other new quilts. I also talked briefly about my recent trip to Quilt Market. What fun!

I love speaking at guilds because I get to see what other quilters are in to right now. My favorite part of any guild meeting is Show and Tell. Although the one that night was short, it was still fun to see everyone's recent projects.

Thank you Spring Valley Quilt Guild for inviting me to come visit. It was wonderful!

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While you're here, please link up your latest WIP to this week's Wednesday Wait Loss. There you'll find the encourgement you need to get over the "wait" and get those long lingering works in progress done, done done!

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Wednesday Wait Loss 18

Hi everyone and welcome back to Wednesday Wait Loss!

Ugh. I had such a time this morning getting the linkup to work. Let me know if you have problems. My email is at the end of this post.

I have a confession—I’m very late in making the monthly blocks for the Queen of my online bee. So making those blocks is my highest priority work in progress. Here are the samples that each Queen provided. Gotta get busy and get these done and mailed off! My month as queen is July so I need to make my sample block as well. What WIPs do you want to finish this week?

Velda's "murder of crows" block

Irene's nine patch in nine patch block

Irene's nine patch in nine patch block

Karen's French poodle block

Karen's French poodle block

What block am I going to request?

What block am I going to request?

I did however finish my May Island Batik challenge, and if you want to see it click here. The challenge for June is curved piecing, so I gotta get going on that as well. Got a lot of ideas in my head, but haven't decided on anything just yet.

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Time for my weekly shout out! This week I want to feature Deanna @ Daughters of Dorinda. Deanna has been a faithful follower of WWL and last week she shared the loveliest embroidered snowman quilt. She also shared three blocks from a work in progress, Diamond Hill. Deanna shares her blog with her sisters, each taking a turn to post. It’s a great blog and you should check it out!

Congratulations Deanna! Grab an “I Was Featured” button for your blog.

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To view the projects that received the most hugs last week, click here.

Time to link up your WIPs and recent finishes. The linky is now open until Sunday, June 11th at midnight EST. Voting will start on Monday and remain open until Tuesday at noon EST. If you need help linking up, click here for detailed steps. If you run into difficulties, just email me your link.

Here are some quick reminders:

  • 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.
  • Beginning Sunday at midnight, you can begin voting for up to six projects. Here, votes are hugs you’re sending to encourage the recipient. So don’t forget to come back Monday through Tuesday noon to send those hugs!

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Tell me something about your project! What are you working on this week?

 I really appreciate your comments. Please leave an email address so I can thank you personally!

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