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Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! Please share your quilty works in progress and recent finishes with us!

No surprise, I spent the week with secret sewing. The good news is I've almost got the top done! The bad news is I've got another quilt to make right behind this one.

Here's a sneak peek. <grin>

I'm also working on Block 2 in our fall mystery quilt along, Fall Into a QAL. If you missed the first block release, there's still time to make the block and enter our prize giveaway. Click here to learn more.

That's what I've been up to this week.! Let's see who made this week's feature.

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As you know, last week's Wednesday Wait Loss was a special one for basket quilts. Chris @ Chris Knits Sews shared several lovely basket quilts with us. First, Chris shared Grandma's Sewing Basket. Chris wasn't sure if she wanted to add handles, but I'm so glad she did! Don't they add that perfect touch?

Chris also shared her Berry Basket Mini. Love the fabrics in this collection!

Congratulations Chris! Thank you so much for sharing your basket quilts with us. 

This week I want to also feature a new addition to our little Wednesday Wait Loss group--Zafira @ Zarkadia Quilts shared her Rotating Orange Peels quilt, and a recipe for rescuing quilts when they bleed!

Jump over to their blogs to see the lovely quilts and to read more about them.

Here's an I Was Featured badge for your blogs.

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Now it's time to announce our giveaway winner. As usual, I assigned a number to each image linked up last week. Basket entries got two chances. I used Random.org to select a winner.

Congratulations Lisa Marie! Send me your postal address, and this lovely Stash Builder Roll from Island Batik will be on its way!

If you didn't win this time, I encourage you to enter next time. Our next special Wednesday Wait Loss link up is June 20th, and we'll be celebrating with flower quilts! Get those flower quilts ready now for a chance to win.

Time to link up!

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.

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Wednesday Wait Loss 67

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! I invite you to share your quilty works in progress and recent finishes with us. This week is a special Wednesday Wait Loss, but more on that later. First, let me tell you what I've been up to.

Basically, it's more secret sewing for me. I've finished the cutting for the two quilts I'm making and I've starting making a bazillion flying geese it seems, for the first of the two quilts that are destined for an Island Batik trunk show.

I also made the first block in our fall mystery quilt along, Fall Into a QAL. Did you miss the first block release? Don't worry--there's still time to make the block and enter our prize giveaway. Click here to learn more.

I also spent all day on Sunday being pampered by my lovely daughter. We went downtown and walked along the canal, then drove to a small village near us to get ice cream. After that, we went home where I relaxed while Katie made me a scrumptious dinner and a delicious lemon tart. Isn't is gorgeous?

That's what I've been up to this week.! Let's see who made this week's feature.

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This week I want to feature Dione @ Clever Chameleon Quilting. Her Shadows of Auntie Green quilt is stunning! You must jump over to her blog and read how she made it.

Congratulations Dione! Thank you so much for sharing your quilt with us.  Here's an I Was Featured badge for your blog.

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Time to link up! This week, it's a special link up featuring basket quilts--finished or not. I thought basket quilts would be a great way to celebrate May, so help me out and share your basket quilts with us.

Here's my Basket of Blooms quilt from last year's September Island Batik challenge.

To encourage participation in this special Wednesday Wait Loss, I'm having a giveaway! You'll get one chance to win one Island Batik Stash Builder Roll for every quilt you link up--two for every basket quilt! If you don't have any basket quilts to share, you can share whatever you're working on. I'll announce the winner next week on Wednesday.

A Stash Builder Roll by the way, is a roll of coordinated 2-1/2" x WOF strips. Use them in your next jelly roll project!

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.

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Wednesday Wait Loss 66

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss, where you can share your quilty works in progress and get the encouragement you need to stop "waiting" to finish them!

Wow. It's hard to even remember what I did last week. Let's see...I wrote the pattern for the Market sample I made for Timeless Treasures. Here's that sneak peek again.

I spent the rest of the time either working at the shop or patterning the two samples I'm making for Island Batik. You may get to see these samples in person if your quilt shop carries Island Batik--they'll be part of a traveling trunk show.

After calculating yardages and finalizing my methods for making the blocks, I started cutting. They are both big quilts so it took awhile. In fact, I'm still cutting. The fabrics will debut at Market, but I can show you this little sneak because it features an Island Batik basic called "Oatmeal." It's warm and wonderful and is the perfect compliment to the fabrics in one of the collections I'm working with.

Yesterday I spent the day moving my daughter home from college. She's living in a house so there was a lot of furniture, kitchen stuff, bedding and the like. There was also a lot of sweeping, cleaning, and picking up. <grin>

I didn't get home until 2:30 AM and had to get up this morning for an 8:45 AM meeting at the shop so I just didn't get my Wednesday Wait Loss post done until now. I hope you'll forgive me!

Regardless of how tired I am now or how many boxes are in the living room, I'm so happy to have my sweetie home. There's nothing like having your kids in your house!

Well, that's what I've been up to this week.! Let's see who made this week's feature.

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This week I found four special projects I wanted to share.

First up is Karen @ Tuna Quilts, Travels, and Eats. Three cheers for Karen, who finished a long term work in progress! I've really enjoyed watching Karen make this quilt. It's so adorable, as is the story of its journey. Jump over to Karen's blog to learn more.

Next is Lisa Marie, who shared this awesome pillow on Flickr. This month's Island Batik challenge is to make a pillow so this really caught my eye. Isn't it wonderful?

Gail @ Quilting Gail shared lots of photos of a recent quilt retreat. Her slideshow of the quilts made at the retreat is something you must see! Click on over and view those gorgeous quilts for yourself.

Finally, I really enjoyed Melva @ Melva Loves Scraps' post. Melva shared a photo of her quilting on a new quilt, and a few easy recipes that will free you up so you can spend a day quilting too! If you're looking for a way to carve out more time for quilting, jump over to Melva's blog.

Congratulations Karen, Lisa, Gail, and Melva! Thank you so much for sharing your quilts with us.  Here's an I Was Featured badge for your blogs.

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Before you link up, I want to encourage you to gather your basket quilts for a special Wednesday Wait Loss next week on May 16th! I am planning to celebrate each month with a special link up, and for may I picked May baskets. To help you prepare for these special linkups, you'll find a list of the ones for this year at the top of my sidebar.

Time to link up! 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.

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Welcome you to Wednesday Wait Loss! I encourage you to share your quilty works in progress with us and get the encouragement you need to stop "waiting" to finish them!

Last week I finished my April Island Batik challenge. April's challenge was to create a new design inspired by vintage quilts. I really enjoyed this challenge--you can read all about my "Broken Roads" quilt by clicking here.

I also did some secret sewing for a quilt bound for Market. Here's a sneak, showing the templates I used for the quilting of this sweet baby quilt. The fabric is darling and should arrive in quilt stores beginning in June. I promise to show you more after Market! The collection, by the way, is from Timeless Treasures.

Finally, if you missed it, I announced yesterday a new quilt along with with my friends in Partners in Design. We brought you an awesome Christmas quilt along last year (called I Wish You a Merry Quilt Along) and are so excited to present our new Fall quilt along beginning in two weeks. So gather the fall fabrics from your stash and get ready to quilt along with us!

Did I mention prizes? Yep, you'll get a chance to win awesome stuff just by making a block! Don't miss the fun. Learn more by clicking here.

Well, that's what I've been up to! Let's see who made this week's feature.

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This week I found three special stories I wanted to share.

First up is Anja @ Anja Quilts, who shared the vintage blocks she's making for the Sewcial Bee Sampler. There's something so lovely about these classic designs! Jump over to her blog to learn more.

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Next up is Denise @ For the Love of Geese, who shared her finished hexie quilt. Or is it? Visit Denise and help her decide.

Finally, Jan @ Cocoa Quilts shared her struggles to make two quilts for her grandchildren. The end result though was worth it don't you think? Please visit Jan to let her know what you think.

Congratulations Anja, Denise, and Jan! Thank you so much for sharing your quilts with us.  Here's an I Was Featured badge for your blogs.

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Before you link up, I hope you are busy gathering your basket quilts for a special Wednesday Wait Loss on May 16th! I am planning to celebrate each month with a special link up, and for may I picked May baskets. To help you prepare for these special linkups, you'll find a list of the ones for this year at the top of my sidebar.

Time to link up! 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.

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Tell me..what are you working on?

 I really appreciate your comments. Please leave an email address so I can thank you personally!

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