Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss, where we share photos of quilty projects we're working on. It's my hope that here at WWL, you'll get the encouragement you need to stop waiting and to finish your quilt projects.
No, your calendar is correct--this week Wednesday Wait Loss is on a Thursday! Oh well. Let's just roll with it.
First let me tell you what I've been up to
Last week I worked on several new designs for Island Batik featuring their upcoming Spring Summer 2019 lines. I'll let you know which ones they select.
I've also been putting the finishing touches on a project that will be featured in September on QuilterChic. The project is for Halloween, and the pattern will be free. Come back September 1st to see what I made!
Until then, here's a sneak peek.
That's it for me! What have you been doing this past week?
Let's see who made this week's feature
Last week was a special Wednesday Wait Loss for State Fair quilts. I asked you to get creative with the quilts you linked up and to tell me how your quilts fit the theme. Some of you were really creative! <grin>
So this week I want to feature all that creativity. Up first is Chris @ Chris Knits Sews, who linked up her award-winning country fair quilts and quilt projects. Here are just two--please visit Chris to see her amazing collection!
Next up is Happy, who linked up her blocks from the Happy Go Lucky Sew Along. Happy put on her thinking cap and came up with a way to link the Birds in the Air block to the theme--she said it reminded her of the birds that always seem to be at fairs and festivals, snacking on the pieces of food we humans leave behind. That's so true!
Next is Dawn @ Dawnyk Quilts, who linked up her very first quilt, which also one a blue ribbon! You must read Dawn's post to see her other award-winning quilts, and to read the hilarious Pigger story. <grin>
Next is Karrin @ Karrins Crazy World. Karrin shared her daughter's birthday quilt, made with some of the Island Batiks I sent her when she won a special Wednesday Wait Loss. Karrin also shared several quilts she's entered in the California State Fair. Here is one of those quilts, along with the birthday quilt. Visit Karrin's blog to see her other state fair quilt, and to learn how she used her batiks in the mermaid quilt.
Next up is Dione @ Clever Chameleon Quilting who shared a pillow she entered into her local fair. You've got to visit Dione's blog to see the stocking her daughter entered in the fair--it's adorable! If you visit, you'll also be treated to photos of some of the best quilts entered into the Adelaide Quilt show. They are awesome!
Next up is Alice, who does not have a blog but who linked up Sufferin Succatash (a corn and beans quilt) and Vegetable Soup (with corn, beans, and tomatoes). If you've never seen vegetables at a fair, you've never been. <wink>
Next is Suz @ DesertSky Quilting, who shared that although she's never entered a quilt in a fair, she'd enter her American Hero quilts (for children of veterans who have lost a parent) if she ever did. I have to say I really like that idea! Stop by Suz's blog to see her state fair photos and to hear about her experiences at the fair. Great read!
Lisa Marie was creative with her entries. Lisa linked up her potholders because cooking contests are always part of any fair (entering my banana nut bread was my first state fair experience), and her pumpkin blocks because pumpkins are often judged at the fair. (I once saw the hugest pumpkin! Really. How did it get that big, and how did it ever get to the fair in one piece?)
Aren't these potholders cute? Lisa used orphan blocks and scraps to make them as gifts. And those pumpkins! Adorable. If you like what you see here, pay Lisa a visit and leave a comment on her Flickr post.
Congratulations ladies! ! Thanks for sharing your quilts with us and making my State Fair link up so special. Here's an I Was Featured badge for your blogs.
So Who Won the Giveaway and When Can I Enter Again?
Last week I had a special State Fair link up. If you linked up a quilt project, you got one chance to win an Island Batik Stash Builder roll (a roll of several 2-1/2" x WOF batik strips). If you linked up a project related to the fair, you got two chances to win. After numbering all the chances, I let Random.org pick the winner.
Congratulations Alice! Email me and let's set up a time to meet. Since you live nearby, I'll bring you your batiks rather than mail them.
Thanks everyone for making last week's link up such a success! Our next special link up is September 19th, and we're celebrating Back to School quilts so start gathering them up! I'll let you define what "Back to School" means to you, but I'm thinking apples, books, numbers, letters, graduation quilts, chalk boards, and so on.
Also, gather those stories of a school experience. I really enjoyed the story part of our State Fair link up, and I hope you did too.
Time to link up your works in progress and recent quilty finishes!
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.