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Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on!

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

Since the last time we met, I blogged about a guild retreat I took earlier in the fall. I love quilting with friends! It’s always so much fun and so re-energizing, seeing all the creativity. I highly recommend quilt retreats if you’ve never gone on one. Click here to read all about it.

The Fall into a QAL concluded yesterday and to celebrate I finished my quilt along top and showed it off. Did you quilt along with us? Click here to learn where you can view all the finished quilts.

But the biggest news of the week is that I finished my quilt along top with my new sewing machine!

Yep, after a year of looking and saving I finally made the leap and purchased a Janome 9450. This baby is the workhorse of quilting machines, with two different even-feed feet, three special needle plates, a super large throat space, built-in needle threader, scissor cut, needle up-down, foot up-down, and a large LED light in addition to the undercarriage LEDs to light up my workspace.

I’m just learning about all the features of my new machine, but man I love the scissor cut. The machine stops with the needle down by default and all you have to do is to press a button to cut both the top and bottom threads. The threads are cut and the foot and needle rise up so you can move the quilt. When you want to sew again you press the foot down button and then the Start button or use the foot pedal and you simple go, no bothering with catching and holding the threads under the foot or any of that nonsense it just goes and the thread doesn’t get pulled out of the needle or tangled underneath. How did I ever live without this feature?

I’ll tell you, for edge stitching all those letters on my quilt along top, that scissor cut feature was my best friend! I’m in love!

As I learn more about my machine, I’ll share it. Right now though I can tell you that if you are looking for a new sewing machine for quilting, this is the one!

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

First up is Kathleen @ Kathleen McMusing, who finished her Fireburst Mystery quilt top. The mystery was hosted by my friend Tish @ Tish in Wonderland and it’s wonderful!

Next is Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts, who shared Nana’s Star, a quilt made with vintage sheets! You have to read the story on this one, especially her photo shoot location.

Next is Karen @ Tuna Quilts, Travels and Eats, who shared her quilt for the Pick a Pumpkin blog hop. And you simply have to see the photos she shared of a pumpkin fest in Europe. Unbelievable!

Finally, Kathy @ Kathy’s Kwilts and More shared her OMG (one monthly goal), which was to simply sew a few blocks. A modest goal, to be sure. But it may prove almost impossible, as Kathy also revealed that the sewer recently backed up into her basement. Her sewing room was there along with other things. So sewing is all but impossible right now in her crowded upstairs area.

I’m thinking Kathy could use a more than a few hugs right about now. In lieu of that, please visit her blog and leave an encouraging comment. One of the things I like best about Wednesday Wait Loss is that we are a community that likes to share what we’re working on, and to encourage each other, so let’s do that for Kathy.

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Our next special link up is November 21st

Our next special Wednesday Wait Loss is November 21st and we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving and harvest quilts. Thanksgiving is celebrated here in the states, and to us it is a celebration of food and family, featuring turkeys, corn, bread stuffing, cranberries, pumpkins and other foods harvested in the fall. We also celebrate the American Indian at Thanksgiving, without who’s help the first pioneers would never have made it through those difficult first winters in a new land. Most cultures celebrate harvest time with some kind of festival, and I’d love to hear stories about that as well!

As usual, if you link up a quilt that somehow reminds you of Thanksgiving or harvest time, it’ll count as two chances in my giveaway. Other quilts linked up will count as one chance.

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.

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Wednesday Wait Loss 92

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on!

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

On Saturday, I recapped my October goals to see how well I did on completing them.

On Monday, I listed my November goals, and not surprisingly perhaps, it’s quite a list! I’m going to need a lot of good Wait Loss Wednesday mojo to get everything I need to get done this month!

Good news though! Last week I completed something on the November to-do list! I finished writing a pattern for Timeless Treasures that they will soon be offering for free download beginning in January. As soon as it’s available, I’ll let you know.

It’s cute as a button and all summery and beachy. In January I’m betting you’ll be in the mood to make something like that!

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

Up first is Yvonne @ Sew Yummy who shared her Galaxy quilt top, which she completed at a recent quilt retreat. She also worked on a Geometric Graduation 2 quilt, and a Mary’s Strippie quilt. That’s a lot to get done in a weekend! Drop by Yvonne’s blog and see the photos of the beautiful retreat place. Gorgeous!

Next up is Gail @ De Jong Dream House, who shared her Scrappy Buffalo Plaid quilt with us. Gail also shared a great tip for sewing a tricky block so drop by her blog to learn what it is.

Next is Denise @ For the Love of Geese, who shared her new quilt Xando. Denise has a pattern coming out for this one soon. Drop by her blog to learn more.

Finally, Cathy shared her Dog Gone Cute quilt, which included my floppy eared variation. The original pattern is by Lorna @ So Fresh Quilts, and you can find my floppy eared block here.

Lorna’s Block 5

My floppy eared variation

Cathy is new to Wednesday Wait Loss and had some trouble linking up, so she emailed me her photo and I linked it up for her. As a reminder, you can always email me a photo if you have trouble sharing it on Wednesday Wait Loss!

I don’t want anything getting in the way of you sharing your projects with us, especially when you make a quilt from one of my patterns! I love Lorna’s Dog Gone Cute quilt and I like my little floppy eared dog so this quilt Cathy made is a triple winner with me!

What makes this quilt even more special is that it was auctioned off for charity.

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!

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Our next special link up is November 21st

Our next special Wednesday Wait Loss is November 21st and we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving and harvest quilts. Thanksgiving is celebrated here in the states, and to us it is a celebration of food and family, featuring turkeys, corn, bread stuffing, cranberries, pumpkins and other foods harvested in the fall. We also celebrate the American Indian at Thanksgiving, without who’s help the first pioneers would never have made it through those difficult first winters in a new land. Most cultures celebrate harvest time with some kind of festival, and I’d love to hear stories about that as well!

As usual, if you link up a quilt that somehow reminds you of Thanksgiving or harvest time, it’ll count as two chances in my giveaway. Other quilts linked up will count as one chance.

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.

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Wednesday Wait Loss 91

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss (even though it’s Thursday <grin>)!

I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on!

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

Last week I officially released another new pattern. Meet Peppermint Twist! Click here to visit my store and purchase Peppermint Twist.

I also completed October’s Island Batik challenge, which was paper piecing. Here’s my quilt—Fall Romance Too. Click here to read all about it!

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

Two weeks ago I had a special Halloween link up. Brenda @ Songbird Designs missed the linkup but shared this awesome Halloween quilt last week. Isn’t it too cute?

Brenda’s participating in the Peek a Who? Blog Hop and you simply must visit her blog to learn how you can see all the wonderful Halloween quilts!

Next up is Shasta @ High Road Quilter, who shared a special house warming quilt. I love the charms she added!

Chris @ Chris Knits Sews shared this awesome Mini Dashing quilt.

Vicki @ Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting shared her snowmen that she’s making for a show. She also talked about her snowman table runner, which I just love. Look at that quilting!

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!

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Our next special link up is November 21st

Our next special Wednesday Wait Loss is November 21st and we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving and harvest quilts. Thanksgiving is celebrated here in the states, and to us it is a celebration of food and family, featuring turkeys, corn, bread stuffing, cranberries, pumpkins and other foods harvested in the fall. We also celebrate the American Indian at Thanksgiving, without who’s help the first pioneers would never have made it through those difficult first winters in a new land. Most cultures celebrate harvest time with some kind of festival, and I’d love to hear stories about that as well!

As usual, if you link up a quilt that somehow reminds you of Thanksgiving or harvest time, it’ll count as two chances in my giveaway. Other quilts linked up will count as one chance.

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.

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Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! I’d love to see what you’ve been working on!

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

Last week I officially released my new pattern, Berry Cross, to my online store!

To celebrate, I’m having a sale. From now until the end of October, enjoy 25% off all patterns in the Quilt Patterns category in my shop! Patterns in the Table Runner and Mini Quilt categories are $1.00 off.

Enter OCT2018QP at checkout for 25% off quilt patterns. Enter OCT2018TR for $1.00 off table runner patterns. Enter OCT2018MQ for $1.00 off mini quilt patterns.

Click here to visit my store.

I also started work on this month’s Island Batik challenge, which is paper piecing. Here’s my fabric pull.

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

Last week was a special Halloween link up! I was over whelmed by the number of wonderfully spooky quilts that were linked up! Here are a few of my favorites.

First, Alice linked up tons of Halloween quilts. It’s no surprise that Halloween is her favorite holiday! Here are two of my favorites from Alice—a Baltimore Album Halloween quilt and a paper pieced skeleton quilt. There are so many more quilts from Alice you must see! Click here to revisit last week’s link up so you can view Alice’s great collection of Halloween quilts!

Since Alice does not have a blog, if you enjoyed her quilts, please leave a comment here for her.

Next up is Chris @ Chris Knits Sews, who finished this awesome Pumpkin Patch quilt just in time to link it up.

Lisa Marie linked up several quilts on Flickr—a super cute mini quilt and an adorable table runner.

Lisa also linked up a quilt she made for her sister. The quilt was so beautiful I just couldn’t think of not featuring it even though it isn’t Halloween. Isn’t it gorgeous?

Next, Karrin @ Karrin’s Crazy World linked up two beautiful pumpkin quilts from the book, Collection Two. I’m not sure what it is about pumpkin quilts but I really love them! I think a pumpkin quilt is in my future!

Anita @ Domestic Felicity shared this pumpkin pot holder she made from scraps. What a great way to celebrate the season!

Karen @ Tuna Quilts, Travels, and Eats linked up her owl block from the Fall into a Quilt Along. What does an owl have to do with Halloween? Visit last week’s Wednesday Wait Loss and read her comment to learn how. It’ll make you smile for sure!

Last but not least was someone who was only identified as Works4Me on Flickr. If this was you, please let me know who you are! Works4Me linked up the cutest Halloween quilt ever, called Wanda’s Wicked Wearables. Works4Me is new to our group so let’s give her a great big Wednesday Wait Loss welcome! If you can, please visit her on Flickr to leave a comment. If you can’t visit Flickr, leave a comment here for her.

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So who won the giveaway?

Last week on Wednesday Wait Loss, if you linked up a Halloween quilt then you got two chances to win. If you linked up any other quilt, you got one chance. Up for grabs was an Island Batik Stash Buster roll—-a roll of several 2-1/2” x WOF strips.

As usual, I assigned numbers to each entry and then let Random.org select the winner.

Congratulations Karrin! Send me an email with your postal address and I’ll get your prize in the mail to you.

Our next special link up is next month

Our next special Wednesday Wait Loss will be on November 21st and we’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving and harvest quilts. Thanksgiving is celebrated here in the states, and to us it is a celebration of food and family, featuring turkeys, corn, bread stuffing, cranberries, pumpkins and other foods harvested in the fall. We also celebrate the American Indian at Thanksgiving, without who’s help the first pioneers would never have made it through those difficult first winters in a new land. Most cultures celebrate harvest time with some kind of festival, and I’d love to hear stories about that as well!

As usual, if you link up a quilt that somehow reminds you of Thanksgiving or harvest time, it’ll count as two chances in my giveaway. Other quilts linked up will count as one chance.

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.

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