Hi everyone and welcome back to Wednesday Wait Loss. Things here are starting to get back to normal as I return to health after a whirlwind tour of Quilt Market and a bad cold. Needless to say, my quilt studio is backed up so I haven't made any progress on projects that I can share this week.
So I thought, in lieu of projects, I’d share some photos from a Quilt Market Schoolhouse session hosted by C&T Publishing and featuring quilt artists Allie Aller, Jean Wells, and Katie Pasquini Masopust. My hope is that they will serve as inspiration this week!
First up was Allie who talked about her new book, Stained Glass Quilts Reimagined. Allie explored many design possibilities for creating stained glass quilts including three different techniques for applying the “leading.” Her book includes only a few quilt patterns, but is filled with design ideas and techniques for making your own stained glass quilt creations.
Allie recently discovered Glitz fabric by Maywood Studios, which she says is perfect for adding a bit of shimmer to the leading in your quilts. Alice, are you reading this? <grin>
Katie PM was next, and she showed us quilts from her Artful Log Cabin book. The book is filled with techniques and ideas for creating your own log cabin quilts with freeform blocks. Katie created a lot of her quilts by enlarging photos of flowers and creating a grid to guide the color selection for her improv blocks.
Jean was up next, and she discussed the 2nd edition of her book, Intuitive Color and Design. Filled with mini-workshops that expand your knowledge, Jean’s book helps you explore color theory in your quilting through improve piecing.
I’ll be sharing more about Market later this week. Meanwhile, while I was gone, I participated in the Art with Fabric blog hop where there was lots of eye candy inspiration! Click here to view that post and its links to the other participating art quilters.
Time for my weekly shout out! This week I want to feature Nancy @ Pug Mom Quilts. Nancy linked up her Crayon Challenge quilt (a challenge from her quilting friends) and the quilts others in the group made. They are so cute and inspirational! Nancy also linked up photos of a recent charity sewing day. Looks like she got practically everyone in her company to sew! Congratulations Nancy on a job well done.
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Time to link up your WIPs and recent finishes. Remember that the linky is open longer, and that you can link up multiple projects if you want. The linky will remain open until Sunday, May 28th 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!