Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on! But first I need to scream with joy because WWL is 100!
Can you believe it? Wednesday Wait Loss is celebrating its 100th week! I can’t tell you how much your support has meant to me, especially when (like this last month) you keep coming back even though I haven’t been able to post much on my blog lately.
Really. Your love and support are the fuel I need to keep going. Thank you!
First let me tell you what I've been up to
Good news! I got that last quilt done, bound and shipped off to Island Batik. So that three quilts this month, designed, patterned, cut and sewn, bound and shipped off to be featured this Spring in the Island Batiks Spring Market booth.
Here are the colors for each, side by side. Again, I can’t show actual details of the fabrics because they haven’t been released to the public yet.
I didn’t get my Island Batik December challenge done however, but I’m working on it. There’s a reason I’m behind on that and without oversharing, I can tell you that a member of my family was diagnosed with cancer and it’s not good. So my head’s been elsewhere. On the plus side, my family is large—I have eight siblings, sixteen nieces and nephews, seven great nieces and nephews, and tons of cousins all doing their part to support this person so none of us is facing this alone.
Thanks in advance for your love and support! Really, it does keep me going. If you know me personally, you can reach out with questions, but I don’t want this to fill my blog or my social media. I debated whether to share this at all, but in the end decided that my Wednesday Wait Loss group can handle it because you guys are the best. And I wanted you to know why my blog has been so barren lately. I promise I’ll have more content up soon as I get my feet back under me.
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
First up is Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts, who shared a memory from her childhood—a peak a boo Santa toilet seat cover! Laura made a new one to replicate the one she had as a child. Read the full story on her blog.
Next is Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting, who shared several recent finishes. What I loved most about her post was the closeups of her quilting. Here are a few of them. Jump over to her blog to see all the quilts.
Gail @ Quilting Gail shared the cool gift she got from her quilting cousin. I love Angela Waters so this would be a great gift for me as well. What a nice cousin!
You must visit Gail’s blog to learn what her cousin sent to Gail’s husband! Too cute.
Next up is Melva @ Melva Loves Scraps, who shared her version of the latest block in the It’s a Wild Life BOM—Midnight Picnic. I've really enjoyed watching this quilt come together.
Finally, Susie shared her latest project—Caribbean Village. I got to see her start this one at the last quilt retreat. Isn’t it wonderful? I love those Caribbean colors she’s chosen.
Congratulations ladies! Here's an I Was Featured badge for your blogs or to simply print out and wear with pride! Thank you for supporting my blog!
Let’s Celebrate the100th week of Wednesday Wait Loss!
This week is the 100th anniversary of Wednesday Wait Loss and I think we should celebrate with a big giveaway!
So I’ve got three prizes to give away! Here’s how we’re going to do it.
If the total link ups is ten or below, I’ll give away one prize—an Island Batik Stash Builder (five 2-1/2” x WOF strips).
If the total link ups is 11 to 25, I’ll give away an additional prize—a bundle of fabric scraps from Island Batik!
If we get over 25 linkups, I’ll give away one more prize—five fat quarters from Windham Fabric’s Isadora collection.
So work together and link up as many blog posts, Flickr/Facebook/Instagram photos, or direct photo uploads from your computer/cell phone as you can! Let’s make this the biggest Wednesday Wait Loss ever! Spread the word through social media and link directly to this page.
You can link up any kind of quilt project—finished or unfinished. I only ask that you not link up something you’ve linked up before. Let’s see some new photos even if they are old projects (or old blog posts).
You’ll get a chance to win a prize for every linkup you do. I’ll announce the winner next week. I’ll keep this one open to everyone, even International. (Crossing my fingers this doesn’t end up costing me an arm and a leg. <wink>)
I’m not sure how to link up
Need help? Click the Wednesday Wait Loss tab above to get step by step instructions on what to do. You can link up a blog post, a photo from Flickr, Instagram, or Facebook, or a photo direct from your cell phone provided it is low resolution.
Time to link up!
Now it’s your turn to link up your works in progress and recently completed 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.