Wednesday Wait Loss 89

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! Here you can share photos with us of whatever you’ve been working on—finished or unfinished. In return we’ll give you encouragement to stop waiting and finish your quilt projects!

This week, we’re having a special Wednesday Wait Loss! More on that later.

First let me tell you what I've been up to

First, this is my 25th anniversary week. So I’ve been working ahead, writing posts ahead of time so I could take time off. Feels a little strange to write about things you haven’t seen yet, but will see by the time this appears on my blog, but here goes!

This past week, I shared with you that I’m one of the featured artist at the quilt store where I work, Always in Stitches. Five of my quilts are appearing in a mini-trunk show and I couldn’t be prouder!

Quilts in the trunk show include (from upper left) Mirage, Peppermint Twist, Summer Social, Charming Stepping Stones and Berry Cross.

AIS is also selling the patterns to the quilts in the trunk show so if you drop by the shop, be sure to pick some up! If you can’t make it, the patterns are also available in my shop. To prepare for the trunk show, I wrote and tested two new patterns—Peppermint Twist and Berry Cross. I’ll be releasing those patterns officially on Saturday, so watch for the announcement and limited-time discounts.

The trunk show is located towards the back of the store in the Book Department so be sure to look for it!

I also made the next block for our Fall into a Quilt Along. It’s the last one so now we are all racing to put the blocks together. Click here to see my block and get my tips for making it. I’ll also show you where you can download the pattern for free so be sure to click through and read my post.

I also finished my quilt along top and wrote up a post on putting your top together. Click here to view my settings suggestions for the quilt along blocks and to learn how to enter our grand prize giveaway.

Well, that was my week! (Or rather, last week, since I worked ahead! <grin>) Right now I’m happily celebrating 25 years with the most perfect man on Earth. It’s a small comfortable trip—not elaborate but what we could afford. I’ll be home today, but it’ll be a few days before I can regroup and am able to share some photos with you but I will!

Before we find out what you did this week, let’s take a look at who made this week’s feature.

Let's see who made this week's feature

I’ve been gone this past week and although I’ll be back home today I’ve decided that the best thing to do this week is to feature everybody! So please visit the links below and leave an encouraging comment for everyone who linked up last week.

Congratulations everyone! Here's an I Was Featured badge for your blogs or to simply print out and wear with pride! Thank you so much for supporting my blog. I really appreciate it.

Wednesday Wait Loss Featured

Time for Our Special Link Up!

This week on Wednesday Wait Loss, we’re celebrating Halloween quilts. I know not everyone celebrates Halloween or something similar, so this can mean anything as long as you can link your quilt to the theme with a good story! When I think of Halloween, I think of scary things like ghosts, spiders, and black cats; magic potions, cemeteries, and witches on brooms; kids costumed as super heroes, princesses, and well, anything; and candy, caramel apples, pumpkins and other treats.

If you can think of a way that your quilt is linked to something Halloween, link it up and you’ll get two chances to win an Island Batik Stash Builder—a collection of 2-1/2” batik strips. Link up any other quilt and you get one chance to win. Be sure to share your stories!

Because of cost, the fabric giveaway is open to US residents only. If you win and you don’t live in the US, I will let you choose a PDF pattern from my shop as your prize.

To get you in the mood, I thought I’d show you Twisted Jack, a quilt my bestie Alice made for me. I love this quilt!

Here’s Dark Shadows, a shadow quilt I designed for the Eerie Nights Blog Hop. Sure was a cute way to show off all those Halloween fabrics I’d been collecting!

Here’s Monster Mash, a quilt I designed for the Designer Spotlight @ Quilter’s Chic. You can purchase the Monster Mash pattern in my store. If you haven’t made anything for Halloween yet, this is a fast, cute mini quilt you could make.

Now it’s your turn to share your memories of Halloween and Halloween quilts! Here are some quick reminders about the linky party:

  • 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.

Linking to several fun quilty linky parties.

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Tell me..what halloween memories have you saved in a quilt?