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Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! I hope you’ll share photos of your quilty projects with us! In return you'll get the encouragement you need to stop waiting and to finish your quilt projects.

First let me tell you what I've been up to

Happy news! I’ve finally gotten started on my Happy Go Lucky quilt! This weekend I got my fabric cut for the first two weeks worth of blocks!

For Week 1, I’m to make Greek Cross blocks in various sizes—three 6”, one 12”, and one 18”.

For Week 2, I’m to make Shoofly blocks in two sizes—three 6” and one 9”. I’m labeling everything so I can stay organized. Now that I’ve got some fabric cut, I’m hoping to make real progress on this one. This is for charity (and for longarm practice!) so I’m anxious to get it underway.

I also got the fabrics cut for one of my bee blocks—the one for Jen @ A Dream and a Stitch so hopefully that will get done soon too.

While I was on a cutting spree, I cut out the fabrics for this month’s Island Batik Ambassador challenge, which is star quilts. These fabrics are from the Paisley Dot collection, and that’s a white batik believe it or not!

Well, that was my week! 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

We had a lot of wonderful linkups last week and I want to feature a few of the best. First up is Jen @ De Jong Dream House, who linked up some great quilts made for teachers and the schools where her son has attended. I’m featuring Jen so you’ll be inspired to link up school related quilts for our special link up next week! More on that later.

Be sure to visit Jen and get inspired!

Next up is Brenda @ Songbird Designs, who linked up some mini-quilts she made for a special exchange. Brenda is new to Wednesday Wait Loss, so drop by her blog and welcome her! I’ll let her tell you all about the quilts and the other exciting things she has going on.

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Finally this week is Wendy @ Pieceful Thoughts of My Quilting, who shared these adorables she calls”bowl fillers.” You simply have to jump over and see each one in detail!

Congratulations Jen, Brenda, and Wendy! Here's an I Was Featured badge for your blogs.

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Our Next Special Link Up is Coming!

Our next special link up is September 19th, and we're celebrating Back to School quilts. "Back to School" can meaning anything as long as you can link your quilt to the theme with a good story! Me, I'm thinking apples, books, numbers, letters, graduation quilts, chalk boards, and so on.

Be sure to jump over to Jen’s blog to see her school quilts and get inspired. Be sure to gather your quilt and your stories of school experiences for our special September link up!

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.

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Wednesday Wait Loss 83

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! Please share photos of quilty projects you're working on and you'll get the encouragement you need to stop waiting and to finish your quilt projects!

First let me tell you what I've been up to

Last week I was featured on QuilterChic! Did you miss my cute Halloween mini quilt? You can still download the free pattern. Click here to read my post.

I decided to give this little mini to my daughter, to decorate her college apartment. To help display it, I bought a frame. She came home this weekend and I surprised her with it.

I also finished the quilt I was making for my friend Alice, just in time for our store challenge on Friday. Woot!

I made another one of these shadow quilts back in 2016 and even created my own Halloween version I call Dark Shadows.

Here are the quilt details:

"Besties"
22" x 22"
Pattern: Shadow Quilt by Debora @ Studio Dragonfly
Fabrics: Batik and print scraps
Batting: Quilter's Dream Request
Piecing Thread: Aurifil 50 wt. 5011
Quilting Thread: Mettler Metrosene 100 wt. #1091 (#0554) Deep Aqua
Pieced and Quilted by: Jennifer Fulton

Let's see who made this week's feature

We had a lot of great link ups last week, but a few really caught my eye. First up is a Firefly block by Sue @ SevenOaks Street Quilts. Visit Sue to find out where you can get this cute pattern.

Next up is Turid @ Sen Syende Himmel, who linked up this adorable Cherry Zoo mini-quilt. I love these colors! Visit Turid's blog to learn more.

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Next there is Deana @ Daughters of Dorinda, who linked up this adorable horses in the barn baby quilt. I really love this pattern, by Buggy Barn. Visit Deana's blog to see this close up.

Finally, there is Yvonne @ Sew Yummy, who linked up two quilt tops ready for quilting. I really love these simple, striking quilts! Drop by her blog to encourage a fast finish to these!

Congratulations Sue, Turid, Deana and Yvonne! Here's an I Was Featured badge for your blogs.

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Our Next Special Link Up is Coming!

Our next special link up is September 19th, and we're celebrating Back to School quilts. 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. While you're gathering quilts, gather up some stories of school experiences that link your quilts to the Back to School theme.

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.

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Tell me..what have you been working on?

Wednesday Wait Loss 82

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!

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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!

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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.

Perhaps the most creative was Karen @ Tuna Quilts, Travels, and Eats, who came up with a creative way to link her version of my Autumn Leaf block from the Fall into Quilt Along. I won't spoil the joke...just read the comments from last week's Wednesday Wait Loss.

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.

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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.

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Wednesday (Thursday) Wait Loss 81

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 showed you a new pattern I've written for Dear Stella. I think it would make the perfect quilt for a little boy! Read all about it and how to get the pattern here.

Then yesterday, it was my day on the Island Batik Great Outdoors Blog Hop. I'm having a giveaway, so you should check it out! The other Island Batik Ambassadors are having giveaways as well, so be sure to look for the blog hop schedule at the bottom of my post. Click here for more.

Last week I also helped my daughter plan a Great Gatsby-themed murder mystery party to celebrate her 21st. We had a catered buffet and a bar that supplied non-alcoholic mocktails. My daughter did all the decorating and planning, researching non-alcoholic versions of common cocktails on the internet and planning the hors d'oeuvres menu. I did the cooking and manned the bar, while playing a small bit part in the murder mystery--that of Miss Ginger, cook whose three husbands who all died in mysterious circumstances. My husband played a larger part, that of Sgt. Salmon, down and out ex-WWI veteran and as we found out later, the murderer of Mr. Body.

The party was unforgetable, just like our daughter. Although it took time away from all the deadlines I had this week, I wouldn't have missed helping her for the world.

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This weekend, I moved Katerina back to college and finished quilting my blog hop quilt.

That's about it! What have you been doing?

Let's see who made this week's feature

This week, I want to feature a quilter I'll call Yummy because she didn't leave her name and her blog is called Sew Yummy. Yummy is new to Wednesday Wait Loss, and last week, she shared a beautiful graduation quilt. The pattern is Scrappy Trips Around the World by Bonnie Hunter, the queen of scrappy quilts.

Yummy is a new blogger who's using her blog to share her love of quilting and other crafts. Please visit her blog and leave an encouraging comment to let her know we're glad she found us!

Congratulations Yummy! ! Thanks for sharing your quilt with us. Here's an I Was Featured badge for your blog.

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Special Link Up This Week and a Giveaway!

This week I'm having a special link up. Followers know that I've been doing this for a few months now. Every month, I choose a special Wednesday to feature a special type of quilt. You'll find a list of special WWL dates at the top of my sidebar. On each of those dates, I'll feature a special type of quilt in the link up and have a giveaway, so don't miss them!

For this month's special Wednesday Wait Loss link up, we're celebrating the State Fair!

You can link up any quilt project (done or not done) that reminds you of anything at the fair--quilts that have won ribbons,  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. A Stash Builder Roll is a roll of coordinated 2-1/2" x WOF strips. Use them in your next jelly roll project!

Don't have a state fair type quilt? Link up anyway and you'll get one chance to win.

Let me start you off with some quilts of mine. First up is Elephants on Parade, a quilt from my book.

Why Elephants? Well, a circus has been a part of our state fair for some time now. Probably because Indiana has a history with circuses dating way back or maybe because kids like a circus. I know my daughter sure did when we saw one at the fair one year.

And Elephant Ears happen to be one of my favorite state fair treats!

My fondest memories of the fair are of animals--cows, chicks, ducks, bunnies, we loved them all, especially horses!

Next up is Strawberry Preserves, another quilt from my book. When I think of the fair, I always think of the food competition because one of my earliest memories of the state fair was entering my banana nut bread when I was 11. I won a purple Honorable Mention ribbon!

I love looking at the quilts at our fair, and seeing which of my friends might have won a ribbon. I'm not into being judged, but I did enter two quilts (Eleanora's Iris and I Love Lucy) for judging in my guild's quilt show just to have the experience. Neither quilt won anything, but I had fun anyway.

What are your favorite state fair memories?

Time to link up your works in progress and recent quilty finishes!

Remember, you'll get one chance to win one Island Batik Stash Builder Roll for every quilt you link up--two chances for every state fair related quilt! (Tell the story in the comments) If you need help linking up, click here for detailed step by steps.

I'll announce the winner next Wednesday.

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.

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Tell me..what are your favorite state fair memories?