Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss. I'd love for you to share your quilty works in progress and recent finishes with us!
First let me tell you what I've been up to
I finally finished the May Queen's block for my online bee, Bee Inspired! Velda wanted a cake block. You can read all about it here.
I'm continuing work on the Island Batik challenge for July, using batiks from the Lavendula collection and some matching batiks from my Island Batik stash. I'll finish the top today then start quilting it. This one is special because I'm making it for my daughter, who turns 21 next month. I have no idea where the years have gone but they have flown!
I am also working on O Tannenbaum, the WIP challenge at Always in Stitches (the quilt shop where I work). I'm working on the final corner of applique, then the top will be done. This is huge, since this has been a WIP for years.
Yep, I've been busy!
Let's see who made this week's feature
Last week was a special Wednesday Wait Loss, featuring red, white, and blue quilts. There were some special ones linked up, and I'd like to feature those. Up first is Karrin @ Karrin's Crazy World, who linked up several gorgeous quilts, including many with embroidery! Here are just two. Be sure to drop by her blog to see the rest.
Next up is Lisa Marie, who shared some patriotic placemats and this gorgeous Eagle wall hanging. Stunning!
Next is Anita @ Domestic Felicity, who shared several quilts, including this quirky but cute pineapple patriotic quilt. I have no idea what pineapples have to do with patriotism, but I simply love this quilt! It makes me smile and think of summer.
Finally, I'd like to feature Alice, who shared a special Eagle Scout graduation quilt. It's very special to become an Eagle Scout, and this quilt so beautifully celebrates that.
Congratulations Karrin, Lisa Marie, Anita, and Alice! Thank you so much for sharing your quilts with us. Here's an I Was Featured badge for your blogs.
Now let's see who won my giveaway!
As usual, I assigned a number to each link up--two to every linkup with a red, white, and blue quilt. Then I let Random.org choose the winner.
Congratulations Anita! Please email me your postal address and I'll send the Island Batik Stash Builder Roll your way!
Our next special link up will be August 22nd. August is when the State Fair is held here in Indiana, so I thought I'd use that as the theme. This one is loosy goosy as far as definition but I'm looking for anything that reminds you of a fair--so quilts that have won ribbons or been entered in a ribbon contest (whether at a fair or a quilt show--and even if they didn't win), quilts that have been displayed at a fair or festival (whether or not they've won ribbons), and quilts that feature the things you might find at a fair--hogs, chickens, cows, horses, and other farm animals; ferris wheels and other carnival rides; games of chance; tractors and other farm equipment; and state fair food like lemonade, deep fried everything, and of course, corn! Basically, if you can think of a story that links your quilt to the State Fair in some way, it'll get two chances to win an Island Batik Stash Builder Roll! Other quilts that are linked up will get one chance.
So put on your thinking caps and round up those Fair quilts! I'm thinking the comments or the linked blog posts will be filled with interesting stories, so I'm really looking forward to this one. I hope you are too! Remember, the next special linkup will be August 22nd. You can look ahead to the rest of the year by looking over the list in my sidebar.
Time to link up your works in progress and recent quilty finishes!
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.
Linking to several fun quilty linky parties.