Wednesday Wait Loss 25

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! It's been all things Christmas here on my blog as I wind up the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop, which officially ended yesterday--you still have until midnight tonight however to visit the participating blogs and leave a comment on their blog hop post to enter a fabulous giveaway with tons of cool prizes. Yeah, I know you wanna. <grin> Click here for more info.

I've got a Christmas mystery quilt along coming up (the I Wish You a Merry QAL), and if you missed that announcement, it's here. This is my third quilt along and I really hope you'll join us! Did I mention that there are prizes every two weeks for completing and posting your blocks, and some truly awesome prizes for completing the quilt top? (You don't have to get the quilt done and quilted to enter the final giveaway although that would be so wonderful!)

So besides all things Christmas, what have I been doing? Finishing up a pattern or two, and designing a quilt for this month's Island Batik challenge which is a baby quilt. Here are my fabrics, all cut up and ready to transform into HSTs.

Time for our weekly feature!

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Last week there were so many new participants that it was truly hard to pick one. But in the end I decided to feature Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts.

Laura's post was all about getting ready for a long road trip with two little boys, aged 2 and 4. When I started reading, all I could think of was "Glad that's not me!" I've been on road trips with kids before and sometimes it's all you can do not to lose your mind when your toddler is losing theirs. Laura knows her boys well and created a trunkful of thoughtful unique activities for them to do along the way. Some of them involve sewing, which is why I wanted to feature them. I don't have any grandkids yet, but I know a lot of you do, and man you just gotta read this post and make some of these crafts for rainy day visits, sleepovers, and road trips with the grandkids. They are awesome, and here are a few of the sewable ones.

Fishing game

Marble maze

Five Monkeys Jumping on the Bed finger puppets

Five Green and Speckled Frogs finger puppets

Laura, by the way, is part of the New Quilt Bloggers group with me and the prize organizer for our upcoming Christmas mystery quilt along, I Wish You a Merry QAL. Really, you do not want to miss this one!

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

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Now it's on to the prize giveaway! Thanks everyone who linked up. We had great participation. I hope you'll consider making Wednesday Wait Loss your weekly habit!

Like usual, I collected all the entries and assigned a number to them in order. Then I used to select a winner.

Congratulations Karen! Karen of the poodle block just happens to be in my online bee, Bee Inspired, so I already have her address. Karen, I'm happy to tell you that these four fat quarters from the Isadora collection by Windham Fabrics are already on their way to you!

Time to link up your WIPs and recent finishes! I'll be skipping the voting process for a while just to shake things up, and to encourage you to spend your time visiting the links in the linky party. 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.
  • If you link a photo from Facebook, please mention @InquiringQuilter and my Wednesday Wait Loss.

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