Furry Friday Week 6

Hi and welcome to Furry Friday. This week’s edition is brought to you by Benartex. Benartex supports the Petfinder Foundation and the Small Kennel Quilt Team through the sale of Joey the Shop Dog fabrics. Every time you buy some of this fabric, 10% goes to help rescue animals.

 

Each week for Furry Friday I present a couple of rescues just waiting for their fur-ever home.

Before I do that, I want to show you my sister’s awesome black lab, Zoey. Zoey was in rough shape when Pat adopted her. She was horribly overweight, had been caged daily for too many hours, and had health issues. With care and loving attention, Zoey changed into an active, sweet super dog!

Zoey lived a good long rest of her life with Pat. Sadly, she passed a few weeks ago leaving Pat heartbroken. Perhaps in time Pat will adopt another dog, but she’s not there yet. All I know is that any dog would be a lucky dog indeed to be adopted by my sister Pat! She is literally the world's best pet owner and I'm working on my dog costume as we speak. <grin>

Now let me introduce our two rescues for this week. First up is Chester, a 9 year-old tuxedo-colored DSH cat with "Peacekeeper" tattooed on his chest. <grin> Through his leadership skills, Chester ensures a trouble-free get-along-no-matter-what home, even if you're mixing cats and dogs. Awesomely affectionate, Chester likes indoor-outdoor living, laying on your lap, and doing the laundry! <no kidding> Chester is full of personality and lots of love to give to anyone who's willing to provide him a furever home. Will that be you?

Next up is Caesar. Caesar is a 1- year-old Boxer mix with a lot of love to give. He's well trained and easy going, getting along with most dogs. Despite his age he has a lot of pep left in his step so he'll enjoy both playtime and snuggle time. Can you give Caesar the furever home he's dreaming of?

If you can’t adopt one of these rescues, help me spread the word about them! You’ll find a Share button under the Comment Kitty at the bottom of this post. Also, please consider helping the TQPM Small Kennel Quilt team to provide comfort to rescue cats and dogs by making kennel quilts like these, which I made using Island Batiks.

Be sure to come back next Friday for the final version of Furry Friday. Here are the other Island Ambassadors who are hosting Furry Friday this week.

Slice of Pi Quilts

Inspired Layers

Vickie’s Crafts and Quilting

Masterpiece Quilting

Fun Threads Designs

Before you go, be sure to check out my Wednesday Wait Loss group! Link up your WIPs and get the encouragement you need to finish them off. I’m having a giveaway to encourage you to share, so don’t miss it!

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Breaking Waves Finish!

When I was trying to decide what posts to create for my week in the New Quilters Blog Hop, I suddenly remembered that I’d never shown you the finish of Breaking Waves.

I made two quilts from my Charming Stepping Stones quilt pattern--Rainbow Connection was the other one and I blogged about it here. I like to make multiple versions of my quilts when I create a new pattern so I can show multiple possibilities for making the quilt your own.

It took me quite a while after my Stepping Stones QAL ended to get around to quilting Breaking Waves. I think I was just plain tuckered out! <grin> Anyway, Breaking Waves is the largest quilt I’ve ever quilted on my home machine. Not sure the quilting is all that good, but I had lots of fun with the wave design I used.

I finished Breaking Waves sometime last year, put it aside in triumph and never got around to photographing or blogging about it. Oh well! Sometimes ya just get busy I guess. <grin> Anyway, here are the details:

Breaking Waves
60” x 71”
Fabric: Charm packs from Northcott Stonehenge Gradations collection (Blue Planet colorway)
Batting: Quilters Dream Request
Piecing Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. #2326 Sand
Quilting Thread: Superior Threads, Omni 40 wt. #3072 Blue Spruce
Pieced and quilted by: Jennifer Fulton

The name Breaking Waves and the quilting pattern were inspired by my husband who looked at the finished quilt top and told me that it looked like waves breaking upon a shore. That immediately inspired me to quilt it in a waves pattern, and to name the finished quilt Breaking Waves.

Gotta love a guy who inspires you like that!

Before you go, pop over to my Wednesday Wait Loss linky party and link up! I’ve got a giveaway going on and there are tons of chances to win if you link up your works in progress for the next few weeks. Even if you don’t win, you’ll find a wonderfully supportive group there that totally loves to cheer you on to a quick finish!

I continue my week-long celebration of the New Quilters Blog Hop tomorrow, with the next installment of Furry Friday. Be sure to drop by! But be warned: adorable photos of sweet fur babies are included!

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Wednesday Wait Loss 10

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss. For those of you who are new to my linky party, WWL is designed for you to share your WIPs, and to find the encouragement you need to get over whatever’s making you wait and not finish on a project. Need help fixing a block, deciding on a border, or gathering the courage to cut up that gorgeous fabric you’ve been hording for years? The Wednesday Wait Loss linky party is exactly what you need!

Wednesday Wait Loss

For me, this linky party has been doing wonders. Each week it’s held me accountable to my projects, and one by one I’m getting them done! As you can see, I’ve made some progress on my latest WIP, Moroccan Tiles. I got all the blocks done! Woot, woot!

So now I’ve got to sew the blocks together and add the three borders. Moroccan Tiles is an original design, inspired by the Kashmir collection from Windham Fabrics.Here’s what it’ll look like when I get it done.

Here are the blocks laid out on my design wall. By next week, I hope to sew the blocks together and add the three borders.

To celebrate my progress on Moroccan Tiles, I’m having a giveaway—three fat quarters from the Twilight collection by Windham Fabrics. To enter, all you gotta do is link up a current WIP! The contest will run for six weeks—this is the second week. You get one chance for each WIP you link up (up to three each week). The last week of the contest will be May 10th; I’ll announce the winner on May 17th.

Time for our weekly feature! I’d like to give a shout out this week to Susan @ Sevenoaks Street Quilts. Susan has been a faithful supporter of WWL and last week she blew me out of the water with this gorgeous finish! Isn't it awesome?

Congratulations Susan! I can’t wait to see what you’ll share with us this week. Help yourself to an “I Was Featured” button for your blog!

Wednesday Wait Loss

Here are the projects that received the most hugs in last week’s voting. I hope you’re all feeling the love!

Well, it’s time to link up. The linky will be open until Friday, April 14th at midnight EST. If you need help, click here for detailed steps. If you run into difficulties, you can email me your link! Voting starts after the linky closes and runs until Tuesday, April 18th at midnight EST.

Here are some quick reminders:

  • This linky is all about encouraging finishes, so please visit a few of the links and leave a comment.
  • Some participants are uploading photos and not linking to a blog post or an Instagram/Flickr post. If that’s you, 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.

Again, the linky will be open until Friday, April 14th at midnight EST, then voting continues until Tuesday, April 18th at midnight EST. Come on, let’s finish our WIPs together!

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I Have Two New Patterns!

This is Week 1 of the New Quilt Bloggers Hop, and I’m celebrating with a new post each day this week.

Yesterday I told you a lot about myself, including the fact that I work closely with several fabric manufacturers. I’ve been editing patterns for some time now, but recently I got the privilege of creating several patterns for new fabric collections. It’s been hard to keep this a secret until the fabric collections were released, but I’m happy to share two new patterns with you!

First up is Fly Away Home, a lap sized quilt that features the Painted Wings collection from Windham Fabrics. The pattern will be available for free download here and on Windham’s website once the fabrics are available, sometime this month. Be sure to ask your local quilt shop about Painted Wings!

My second pattern is Merry Little Christmas, which is a wall hanging or small lap quilt that features two collections—Merry Berry and Bright and Shiny Objects Holiday Twinkle, both by RJR Fabrics. The quilt makes up fast because it uses the cutest panel!

The pattern will be available for free download here and on RJR Fabrics’ website soon. The fabrics are already available and are being sold in kits with the pattern.

I have several other patterns in the works for various fabric companies that will be available throughout the year as the featured fabrics become available. I can’t wait to share them with you!

So...continuing with my plan for the week: Tomorrow is my weekly linky party—Wednesday Wait Loss. Be sure to come back and link up a Work In Progress. We have a wonderful group that’s fast to offer the encouragement you need to get things done. And who knows? You might just win three lovely fat quarters from the Twilight collection by Windham Fabrics!

Oh! I almost forgot. Skip over to last week's Wednesday Wait Loss to vote for your favorite projects. We vote by clicking on the hearts that appear on each picture. Each vote is like giving a little nod of encouragement to that quilter. So vote as much as you like, up to six votes of love and encouragement. Click here to view the gallery of projects. Remember, just click the hearts!

Also, don't forget to register to win the wonderful giveaways for the New Quilters Blog Hop! Visit our hosts Yvonne, Beth, and Leanne to enter.

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