Wednesday Wait Loss 66

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss, where you can share your quilty works in progress and get the encouragement you need to stop "waiting" to finish them!

Wow. It's hard to even remember what I did last week. Let's see...I wrote the pattern for the Market sample I made for Timeless Treasures. Here's that sneak peek again.

I spent the rest of the time either working at the shop or patterning the two samples I'm making for Island Batik. You may get to see these samples in person if your quilt shop carries Island Batik--they'll be part of a traveling trunk show.

After calculating yardages and finalizing my methods for making the blocks, I started cutting. They are both big quilts so it took awhile. In fact, I'm still cutting. The fabrics will debut at Market, but I can show you this little sneak because it features an Island Batik basic called "Oatmeal." It's warm and wonderful and is the perfect compliment to the fabrics in one of the collections I'm working with.

Yesterday I spent the day moving my daughter home from college. She's living in a house so there was a lot of furniture, kitchen stuff, bedding and the like. There was also a lot of sweeping, cleaning, and picking up. <grin>

I didn't get home until 2:30 AM and had to get up this morning for an 8:45 AM meeting at the shop so I just didn't get my Wednesday Wait Loss post done until now. I hope you'll forgive me!

Regardless of how tired I am now or how many boxes are in the living room, I'm so happy to have my sweetie home. There's nothing like having your kids in your house!

Well, that's what I've been up to this week.! Let's see who made this week's feature.

Wednesday Wait Loss

This week I found four special projects I wanted to share.

First up is Karen @ Tuna Quilts, Travels, and Eats. Three cheers for Karen, who finished a long term work in progress! I've really enjoyed watching Karen make this quilt. It's so adorable, as is the story of its journey. Jump over to Karen's blog to learn more.

Next is Lisa Marie, who shared this awesome pillow on Flickr. This month's Island Batik challenge is to make a pillow so this really caught my eye. Isn't it wonderful?

Gail @ Quilting Gail shared lots of photos of a recent quilt retreat. Her slideshow of the quilts made at the retreat is something you must see! Click on over and view those gorgeous quilts for yourself.

Finally, I really enjoyed Melva @ Melva Loves Scraps' post. Melva shared a photo of her quilting on a new quilt, and a few easy recipes that will free you up so you can spend a day quilting too! If you're looking for a way to carve out more time for quilting, jump over to Melva's blog.

Congratulations Karen, Lisa, Gail, and Melva! Thank you so much for sharing your quilts with us.  Here's an I Was Featured badge for your blogs.

Wednesday Wait Loss Featured

Before you link up, I want to encourage you to gather your basket quilts for a special Wednesday Wait Loss next week on May 16th! I am planning to celebrate each month with a special link up, and for may I picked May baskets. To help you prepare for these special linkups, you'll find a list of the ones for this year at the top of my sidebar.

Time to link up! Remember, if you need help linking up, click here for detailed step by steps.

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.

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