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

Let me tell you what I've been up to.

I got my June Island Batik challenge quilt done, and wrote up a post all about it.

The June challenge was to make a modern quilt. I'm really liking this one! Considering I had to finish it using my small portable sewing machine (my big machine is in the shop--I hope it makes it because I don't know if I can afford to replace it right now.)

The July challenge is to design a quilt with a secondary pattern. I've got my idea for that one and need to finalize which fabrics I'm using.

I also worked on O Tannenbaum, the WIP challenge at the quilt shop where I work. I've got to finish the applique for the challenge and if I do, the top will be done! My plan is to do a little each night.

In addition, I recapped my goals for June and posted my goals for July. Yeah, some prayers are needed! <grin>

Oh! I made a video of the opening of the latest box I've received from Island Batik. I won't spoil anything, but I can tell you it's filled with batik goodness! The video is being edited by my daughter and I should be able to post it on Saturday.

Yesterday I finished Block 5 for the Fall into QAL. Please join us! Click here to see the schedule for the quilt along.

So it's been a busy week!

Let's see who made this week's feature.

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First up this week is Bobbi @ Snowy Days Quilting. Bobbi shared her tips for making block-sized design boards. If you've never thought of making one of these, you really should! I have one that I bought years ago at a quilt retreat and I love it. I use it to organize block pieces before sewing them together, and to go back and forth to the ironing board.

Next up is Alice, who finished this awesome quilt for a recent graduate. I really love the colors in this one. It's like a gorgeous stained glass window! Alice shared the back of her quilt as well, which is almost as gorgeous as the front!

Finally, I'd like to feature Gail @ Quilting Gail, who shared a baby quilt with Minky on the back.

Despite sharing a quilt finish, Gail was feeling a bit melancholy so she shared the reasons why her UFOs never get done. I'll bet we can all relate that! Please stop by her blog and give her a good dose of WWL (Wednesday Wait Loss) encouragement!

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

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Our next special link up is next week on July 18th!

The US celebrates it's independence in July, so let's fill up next week's linkup with red, white, and blue quilts.

I'll be having another giveaway, so get your quilts ready for the link up! To qualify, quilts do not need to be patriotic or have anything to do with the Fourth of July, but they do need to contain at least some red, some white, and some blue (all three colors). You'll get one chance for every WIP or finished quilt you link up, and an extra chance if that project is red, white, and blue!

OK, 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.

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Wednesday Wait Loss 74

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss, where you can share your quilty works in progress and recent finished quilts with us!

Happy Fourth of July! Let me tell you what I've been up to.

This week I finally got my June Island Batik challenge done! Yippee! It turned out pretty special so I'll save the details for a separate post.

The challenge, by the way, was to make a modern quilt. I can't wait to share it with you!

 

 

 

I also worked on my Bee Inspired block for the May queen. It's basically done except for some applique I wanted to add, so you'll see it soon. I think it's pretty special, and hopefully Velda, our May queen, will love it too.

Meanwhile, last night I did what's becoming a Fourth of July tradition--helping my sister plant flags on the lawns of her neighbors. Here are some photos I took last year in the daylight.

The planting of flags on the evening before the Fourth of July has been a tradition in my sister's neighborhood for years. The flags are bought by two elderly ladies who like to share their patriotism. My sister Pat has been helping them plant the flags for a while now. Recently though, one of the ladies has found it too hard to get around, so that leaves only Norma so a few years ago Pat has asked me to help. This year, my husband and daughter decided to join in the fun! (My dh is behind the camera in this shot.)

The flags are planted at night so they are a surprise. I love how these two women have been doing this in secret for years, and also how I now get to take part. It feels a bit like Christmas, leaving little flag "presents" on everyone's lawn.

I hope I get to do it for many years to come.

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

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After last night's flag planting adventure, I'm in a patriotic mood! Although my special red, white, and blue link up is coming up later this month, it's the Fourth of July so I just can't help myself. Let me share some patriotic quilts.

First up is Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts. Laura designed this baseball quilt for her son's coach. What could be more American than baseball?

Next, I want to feature Kathy @ Hazel's Daughter. Kathy shared two flag pillows, a wall hanging, and a table runner. I love all this red, white, and blue!

Congratulations Laura and Kathy! Thank you so much for sharing your quilts with us.  Here's an I Was Featured badge for your blogs.

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Our next special link up will be July 18th. Since the United States celebrates it's independence on July 4th (today), I'd like to celebrate the month of July with red, white, and blue quilts. I'll be having another giveaway, so get your quilts ready for the link up! To qualify, quilts do not need to be patriotic or have anything to do with the Fourth of July, but they do need to contain at least some red, some white, and some blue (all three colors).


 

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 73

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

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

Let's see. Last week I finished the two Funky Friends I was making for Island Batik's Fall Market booth. Both of the Funky Friends feature fabrics that will be released at Market so I can't show what I actually made. I can show you what they look like however, by using the photos from the patterns.

First I made Memory Bear. The pattern shows you how to create the bear using baby clothes if you want, which I think is a wonderful idea! I however made mine with Island Batiks of course.

Memory Bear is very scrappy and I had a lot of fun deciding which batik went where. He turned out so cute, I can't wait to show you as soon as Market opens.

The second Funky Friend I made was Punju Peacock. He went together really quick. If you look closely, you'll see that his head is adorned with ribbons. I didn't have any ribbons that matched the batiks I was to use, but I did have some fun trims so I used them. He turned out adorable and a bit quirky. Can't wait until you can see him!

Last week I also finished making the April block for my Bee Inspired beemate, Emily. Just in time for the 4th of July! Emily's block is foundation paper pieced and its the Starry Night block by Cath @ Wombat Quilts.

I also finished writing a pattern for Dear Stella, featuring their new fabric collection, Flight Pattern. The pattern will soon be available for free download.

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

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Last week's link up as you know was all about flowers and floral quilts. So for this week's feature, I want to showcase Karrin @ Karrin's Crazy World, who linked up a post with four floral quilts! Visit her blog to learn more about these lovely quilts.

Did you miss the other floral quilts that were linked up? Click here to view last week's post, and the linkup at the bottom of it.

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

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Now let's see who one the Island Batik Stash Builder Roll. I assigned one number to each link up--two to every linkup with a floral quilt. Then I let Random.org choose the winner.

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Wow! This must be Karrin's lucky day because she's the winner! Karrin, please email me your postal address and I'll send the Island Batik Stash Builder Roll your way!

Our next special link up will be July 18th. Since the United States celebrates it's independence on July 4th, I'd like to celebrate the month with red, white, and blue quilts. I'll be having another giveaway, so get your quilts ready for the link up! To qualify, quilts do not need to be patriotic or have anything to do with the Fourth of July, but they do need to contain at least some red, some white, and some blue (all three colors).

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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 72

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss where you can share your quilty works in progress and recent finished quilts 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.

Let's see. Last week I took time to celebrate Father's Day with my daughter and my dh Scott. The weather was awful--record breaking heat, high humidity and poor air quality--and Kate's plans to take her father to the antique auto races or to an outdoor art fest turned to dust. Since it was so hot and there were air quality warnings out, we decided to go to a movie instead. We started the day with an awesome breakfast (eggs benedict), saw Incredibles 2 then came home to a wonderful dinner (gourmet hamburgers with gouda, arugula, and bacan jam) and dessert (butterscotch cream pie). Yum!

On Thursday I spoke to my Guild. My presentation was called "Try It, You'll Like It: Becoming a Brave Quilter." I'm planning a separate post where I'll tell you all about it, so right now I'll just say I had a lot of fun!

Quilting-wise, I've cut out the pieces for Memory Bear, one of the two Funky Friends I'm making for the Fall Market Island Batik booth and started sewing it together. Can't show you that though--secret project until Market.

I've also cut and started piecing the April block for my Bee Inspired beemate, Emily.

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 geese! Denise @ For the Love of Geese finished her Mosaic Quilt Along top and it's gorgeous! Visit her blog to see this quilt in its entirety. You won't be disappointed!

Meanwhile, Cherie @ Cherie's Quilting Journey is testing two patterns for Denise and she showed them on her blog. For the love of geese indeed!

Cherie's version of Denise's pattern For the Love of Geese

Cherie's version of Denise's pattern Nostalgia Twist is just beginning

Finally, I'd like to feature Kathleen @ Kathleen McMusing, who shared her June Island Batik challenge top and her new website! Let's support her efforts to improve her blog by visiting.

Congratulations girls! Thank you so much for sharing your quilts 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 flower quilts--finished or not. I thought flower quilts would be a great way to celebrate June, so help me out and share your flower quilts with us.

Let me start by sharing some flower quilts with you!

Here's my Garden Path quilt, which is one of the variations offered in my Stepping Stones pattern. You can purchase the Stepping Stones pattern in my store.

Here's a zippered pouch I made for my friend Terry. It is one of many zippered pouches I've made and it features some funky flowers because Terry is fun and creative. The Bee Block is my pattern and you can get it in my shop.

Here is an art quilt I call Eleanora's Iris. It's based on a photo of some iris in my mother's garden.

To encourage participation in this special Wednesday Wait Loss, I'm having a giveaway just like before. You'll get one chance to win one Island Batik Stash Builder Roll for every quilt you link up--two for every flower quilt!

If you don't have any flower quilts to share, you can share whatever you're working on. I'll announce the winner next week on Wednesday.

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

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