Wednesday Wait Loss

Wednesday Wait Loss 102

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

The Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop continues all month, and my day was Monday. I did not get my top done but I did get a post up. I hope you’ll follow my progress as I complete the quilt this month. Click here to read my post and to enter my giveaway.

Island Batik is also having a giveaway, as are all the other Island Batik Ambassadors. So don’t miss this one!

I finished my December Island Batik Challenge quilt but I haven’t found the time to photograph and document it, but I will soon.

So that was my week.

Now let's see who made this week's feature

First up is Frederique @ Quilting Patchwork Applique, who’s new to our little group. Frederique linked up a list of free Quilt Alongs and Sew Alongs for 2019. I loved learning about the French language quilt alongs she listed, along with English language ones. I hope she’ll add mine once the Partners in Design announce it!

Frederique also linked up a post about House Blocks for California, which benefits the quilting victims of the California fires. Pretty cool to think that quilters in France are donating blocks, along with Americans. Go check out her post to learn more.

Next is Lisa Marie, who linked up a beautiful crocus quilt. Crocus are so hopeful after a long dark winter. Right now I could use some hope so her link up was timely.

Finally, I was really inspired by a post that Jen @ De Jong Dream House linked up. This year she’ll build a Temperature quilt by charting not only the literal temperature each day, but her emotional temperature as well. I can really relate to the ups and downs of emotional temperatures right now so I found her post very meaningful to me and perhaps you will too.

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I’m not sure how to link up

Need help? Click the Wednesday Wait Loss tab above to get step by step instructions on what to do. You can link up a blog post, a photo from Flickr, Instagram, or Facebook, or a photo direct from your cell phone provided it is low resolution.

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 101

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

First, my apologies for the late post. As you know, I’m spending what time I can at the hospital with my sister as she navigates her cancer journey. That plus my quilting business is making time a hard thing to find. Still, I love you guys and wanted this post to be up Wednesday morning as usual, but oh well. Sometimes things don’t always go as planned.

I’m happy to report though that I’m making great progress on my December Island Batik Challenge quilt! I’ve got the top done and now it’s on to the quilting. Here’s a sneak peek.

Can you tell that the challenge is called Whimsical and Wonky?

In addition, the Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop started on Monday. My day is coming up next week so I’m working on that quilt as well. No sneak peeks though until the big day! Be sure to visit the Ambassadors participating this week and enter their giveaways! Click here to learn more.

Finally, something arrived in the mail the other day that made me big time happy. Can’t tell you what it is just yet but I can tell you that it’s contents made me feel like Sarah in Love Actually (at this moment and not later in the film, which was kinda a bummer).

So that was my week.

Now let's see who made this week's feature

First up is Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting, who shared her 2018 Review. Do yourself a favor and jump over to her blog and check out all the amazing things Nancy made last year—including a customized calendar of her own quilts!

Next is Abbie @ Sparkle On, who shared her Modern Matisse quilt. So cool! Abbie also shared a little kitty catnip toy she made from fabric scraps. I just couldn’t resist that cute kitty! <grin> I’m thinking I’m going to have make some of these for Zora.

Next, I’d like to introduce Melody @ Two Maker Chicks, who’s new to our little group. Melody is blogging about the Monthly Color Challenge by Patterns by Jen, and this is her version of the January block.

Finally is Ann @ Brown Paws Quilting, who shared a quilt that I feel represents Wednesday Wait Loss completely. Yep. Ann’s quilt is now the model for Wednesday Wait Loss persistence! Ann started her quilt about a decade ago, and well I’ll let her tell the story about what happened along the way, but anyway now it’s done and I couldn’t be prouder of her! Awesome job Ann!

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So who won the giveaway?

If you linked up last week on Wednesday Wait Loss, you got a chance to win a prize. i switched things up and decided to offer up to three prizes depending on how many linkups we had. I was so thrilled to see so many linkups! Thanks you guys!

I know I was slow to visit but I also know you guys understand why. Just know that I’m oh so appreciative of your support right now.

Now let’s get down to business.

We had 25 linkups last week so that means I’m giving away all three prizes!

As usual, I assigned numbers to each entry and then let Random.org select the winners. First it selected…

Lisa Marie! Congratulations! You’ve won the Island Batik Stash Builder Roll!

Next, it choose….

Abbie @ Sparkle On! Congrats! You win the batik scrap bag!

Finally, it chose…

Gail @ Quilting Gail. Woot!

Ladies, send me an email with your postal address and I’ll get your prizes in the mail to you. (If you’ve won previously and haven’t received your prize yet, you will soon, I promise. I’ve set aside a few hours next week to take care of this so it will get done. In the meantime I appreciate your patience!)

I’m not sure how to link up

Need help? Click the Wednesday Wait Loss tab above to get step by step instructions on what to do. You can link up a blog post, a photo from Flickr, Instagram, or Facebook, or a photo direct from your cell phone provided it is low resolution.

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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Celebrating 100 Weeks of Wednesday Wait Loss!

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss. I can’t wait to see what you’ve been working on! But first I need to scream with joy because WWL is 100!

Can you believe it? Wednesday Wait Loss is celebrating its 100th week! I can’t tell you how much your support has meant to me, especially when (like this last month) you keep coming back even though I haven’t been able to post much on my blog lately.

Really. Your love and support are the fuel I need to keep going. Thank you!

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

Good news! I got that last quilt done, bound and shipped off to Island Batik. So that three quilts this month, designed, patterned, cut and sewn, bound and shipped off to be featured this Spring in the Island Batiks Spring Market booth.

Woot!

Here are the colors for each, side by side. Again, I can’t show actual details of the fabrics because they haven’t been released to the public yet.

I didn’t get my Island Batik December challenge done however, but I’m working on it. There’s a reason I’m behind on that and without oversharing, I can tell you that a member of my family was diagnosed with cancer and it’s not good. So my head’s been elsewhere. On the plus side, my family is large—I have eight siblings, sixteen nieces and nephews, seven great nieces and nephews, and tons of cousins all doing their part to support this person so none of us is facing this alone.

Thanks in advance for your love and support! Really, it does keep me going. If you know me personally, you can reach out with questions, but I don’t want this to fill my blog or my social media. I debated whether to share this at all, but in the end decided that my Wednesday Wait Loss group can handle it because you guys are the best. And I wanted you to know why my blog has been so barren lately. I promise I’ll have more content up soon as I get my feet back under me.

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 Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts, who shared a memory from her childhood—a peak a boo Santa toilet seat cover! Laura made a new one to replicate the one she had as a child. Read the full story on her blog.

Next is Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting, who shared several recent finishes. What I loved most about her post was the closeups of her quilting. Here are a few of them. Jump over to her blog to see all the quilts.

Gail @ Quilting Gail shared the cool gift she got from her quilting cousin. I love Angela Waters so this would be a great gift for me as well. What a nice cousin!

You must visit Gail’s blog to learn what her cousin sent to Gail’s husband! Too cute.

Next up is Melva @ Melva Loves Scraps, who shared her version of the latest block in the It’s a Wild Life BOM—Midnight Picnic. I've really enjoyed watching this quilt come together.

Finally, Susie shared her latest project—Caribbean Village. I got to see her start this one at the last quilt retreat. Isn’t it wonderful? I love those Caribbean colors she’s chosen.

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Let’s Celebrate the100th week of Wednesday Wait Loss!

This week is the 100th anniversary of Wednesday Wait Loss and I think we should celebrate with a big giveaway!

So I’ve got three prizes to give away! Here’s how we’re going to do it.

If the total link ups is ten or below, I’ll give away one prize—an Island Batik Stash Builder (five 2-1/2” x WOF strips).

If the total link ups is 11 to 25, I’ll give away an additional prize—a bundle of fabric scraps from Island Batik!

If we get over 25 linkups, I’ll give away one more prize—five fat quarters from Windham Fabric’s Isadora collection.

So work together and link up as many blog posts, Flickr/Facebook/Instagram photos, or direct photo uploads from your computer/cell phone as you can! Let’s make this the biggest Wednesday Wait Loss ever! Spread the word through social media and link directly to this page.

You can link up any kind of quilt project—finished or unfinished. I only ask that you not link up something you’ve linked up before. Let’s see some new photos even if they are old projects (or old blog posts).

You’ll get a chance to win a prize for every linkup you do. I’ll announce the winner next week. I’ll keep this one open to everyone, even International. (Crossing my fingers this doesn’t end up costing me an arm and a leg. <wink>)

I’m not sure how to link up

Need help? Click the Wednesday Wait Loss tab above to get step by step instructions on what to do. You can link up a blog post, a photo from Flickr, Instagram, or Facebook, or a photo direct from your cell phone provided it is low resolution.

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.




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Wednesday Wait Loss 99

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

As you know, I’ve been working all month to finish three quilts for the Island Batik Spring Market booth and traveling trunk show. On Christmas Eve our post office was open for a few hours in the morning and with the help of my husband and my daughter, I got two of the quilts mailed off. That left one to finish.

As I write this, I’ve got the last quilt pieced and half quilted. In order to get it to Island Batik on time, I figure I need to mail it off tomorrow at the latest. So after I publish this, finishing that last quilt will be the only thing on my agenda today.

Here’s a sneak peak of the fabrics in quilt number 3. Aren’t those colors warm and lovely?

Well that was my week. I took off most of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to wrap gifts,cook a Christmas ham and side dishes, and to celebrate! (Yes, I did quilt a little too.) What did you do this week? Please tell me in the comments.

However, 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 as you know was a special holiday quilts link up. As a reminder, you can always link up older quilts, and even not-quite-so-finished quilts each week so feel free to dig through your quilt closet and find matching quilts whenever we have one of these special Wednesday Wait Losses.

First up is Lisa Marie, who shares her quilts through Flickr. If you can, click the photos below to visit her on Flickr and leave a nice comment. If you can’t, leave a comment here for her!

Next is Chris @ Chris Knits Sews, who shared a whole post full of Christmas quilts! Here’s o couple of them…visit Chris’ blog to see the other beauties and to leave a comment.

Next is Melva @ Melva Loves Scraps who, thanks to our encouragement, finished a tutorial for an adorable mug rug. As you can see, it’s easy to modify the fabric requirements so you can make a table topper instead. Visit her blog to learn how!

Next up is Karrin @ Karrins Crazy World. Karrin’s world is filled with Christmas quilts and an adorable Christmas village! Here are two of the quilts. You simply have to visit her blog to see more.

Believe it or not, the quilt here on the left was quilted by Bonnie Hunter! Visit Karrin to learn more.

Next is Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting, who shared a blog post filled with Christmas quilts. Here’s a beautiful quilt she photographed at a covered bridge she was visiting. You know how much I love covered bridges!

Visit Nancy’s blog to see her other Christmas quilts.

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Next, Suz @ Desert Sky Quilts stopped by and shared a blog post filled with her lovely Christmas quilts. Here’s a cutie. Stop by her blog to see the rest!

Lastly, Deanna @ Daughters of Dorinda shared these holiday camp quilts. What’s a camp quilt? You’ll have to stop by her blog to find out! <grin>

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So who won the giveaway?

Last week on Wednesday Wait Loss, if you linked up a holiday quilt then you got two chances to win. If you linked up any other quilt, you got one chance. Up for grabs was a set of three fat quarters!

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

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

As a reminder, some of you who have won previous months have not emailed me your address (or I’ve misplaced it <grin>). So if you haven’t gotten your prize yet, please email me as soon as you can. Thanks!

Next Week is the100th week of Wednesday Wait Loss!

Next week, Wednesday Wait Loss will be 100! Yep, next week will mark the 100th Wednesday Wait Loss so if you didn’t win this time, don’t worry because I’m going to have another giveaway.

I’m thinking about something special so I won’t announce it right now. But be sure to come back next week and link up!

Do you like these special link ups? Let me know in the comments

I’m thinking about continuing this next year, but shaking it up a bit. Please let me know the types of quilts you’d like to see featured each month.

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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