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Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss. Please share what you’ve been working on!

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

On Saturday, I reviewed my latest acquisition: a wool pressing mat. Are you thinking about getting one? Click here to learn more.

Yesterday, my Partners in Design released Block 2 of the Sew Let’s Quilt Along. I’m not sewing up every block this time, but I am providing tips for making each block. This time, I’ve written up a tutorial on printing on fabric! Click here to learn more about the block—where you can download the free pattern, and my tips for making it.

Meanwhile, I’m working like crazy to get my Island Batik March Challenge quilt done! Come back at the end of the week to see this beauty. I think you’re going to love it.

Well, that was my week!

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

Here are my favorite posts from last week.

First up are my fellow Island Batik Ambassadors, who shared their March Challenge quilts. The challenge is to take inspiration from a vintage quilt and make something new and boy they sure did!

Vicki @ Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting shared her table runner inspired by the classic Dresden Plate block. Love those flowers!

Gail @ Quilting Gail shared her quilt, Stars on Ice, which was inspired by the vintage block 54-40 or Fight. You have to read the history of this wonderful block!

Karen @ Quilts Etc. proved that frugality can be oh so beautiful with this table runner made of scraps.

Anja @ Anja Quilts shared her version of Noodlehead’s Cargo Duffle pattern which is a free download. If you’ve never made a Noodlehead tote or bag before, you simply must! Their patterns are wonderful.

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting recently completed her Gypsy Wife quilt. Isn’t it stunning?

Finally, Melva @ Melva Loves Scraps shared blocks she’s making for two different quilt alongs. The first one is a Shamrock block for A Time for All Seasons. I’m Irish, so of course I had to feature this block!

Melva shared the Irish Blessing in her post, which is a favorite of mine—especially the choral version of the poem. I’m thinking of it a lot because we used it in my sister Pat’s funeral program. In addition, we recently lost our family priest (the brother of my sister-in-law and my brother Joe’s best friend) to cancer. Father Glenn was the very best of priests—kind, loving, giving and full of laughter. He was a parish priest, priest for our International Airport, and the priest for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. He was nicknamed the “Priest in the Pits” because he actually worked on several teams, changing tires, spotting, and doing whatever he could to keep his hands in. My brother who used to work for IndyCar is the one who gave him that bug.

He had two lovely funeral masses, each featuring the song and of course lots of shamrocks!

Melva also shared these Ocean Waves blocks, from the Adventure Quilt qal.

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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:

  • By linking up, you give me permission to grab a photo or two to share here on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  • 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.

I appreciate you!

As you know, I use InLinkz to run my weekly Wednesday Wait Loss linky party. To link up, you’ll need to sign in using Facebook or Google+ or create a username/password for InLinkz.

I’d really hate to lose you over this change because we have such a great weekly group! If needed, you can send me your images via email and I’ll add them manually.

Important note!

If you would like to link up a photo from your phone or computer, you need to enter an URL or InLinkz will not let you proceed. Use this URL

example.com

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss. Please share what you’ve been working on!

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

On Saturday, I celebrated National Quilting Day and Worldwide Quilting Day by sewing, working on patterns, and basically quilting! I also released a new pattern, True Patriot.

True Patriot is a free pattern. Learn more by clicking here.

Yesterday, I updated you on my progress on two Island Batik Ambassador challenges. To see what I’ve accomplished, click here.

Well, that was my week!

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

Last week, I held a giveaway featuring green quilts. Here are some of my favorites.

First up is Chris @ Chris Knits Sews who linked up this adorable Whirly Green table runner.

Next is Lisa Marie who linked up three awesome quilts from Flickr. Click the photo to visit her on Flickr and leave a comment.

Next up is Susie who uploaded this photo from her computer. Aren’t those little kitties cute?

Kathleen at Kathleen McMusing linked up her block from the Sew Let’s QAL (don’t know about it yet? It just started so you can catch up easily! Click here to learn where to get this first block.) Love that green sewing machine!

Kathleen also linked up her answer to a color challenge. March was green!

Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting linked up a St. Patrick’s mug rug (too cute!) and a quick scrappy quilt from Instagram. Click the links to visit her on Instagram and leave a comment.

Besides all the lovely green quilts, two other link ups caught my eye.

First, Becca @ Pretty Piney linked up her March Island Batik challenge quilt. You just have to visit her to see more and to read the story of what inspired this creation. Great story!

Finally, I’d like to introduce you to Gene @ Creative Soul, who is new to our little group. Please welcome him to Wednesday Wait Loss!

Gene is a fellow Island Batik Ambassador, and he linked up his March challenge quilt, inspired by two classic quilt blocks. Can you guess which ones?

Congratulations ladies and gentleman! 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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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:

  • By linking up, you give me permission to grab a photo or two to share here on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  • 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.

I appreciate you!

As you know, I use InLinkz to run my weekly Wednesday Wait Loss linky party. To link up, you’ll need to sign in using Facebook or Google+ or create a username/password for InLinkz.

I’d really hate to lose you over this change because we have such a great weekly group! If needed, you can send me your images via email and I’ll add them manually.

Important note!

If you would like to link up a photo from your phone or computer, you need to enter an URL or InLinkz will not let you proceed. Use this URL

example.com

Who Won the Giveaway???

Last week we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with a giveaway of a green scrap bundle of fabrics. For every green quilt project you linked up you got two chances to win; for other linkups, one chance.

I assigned one or two numbers to every entry—if a quilt had green as a predominant color, it counted as two chances. Then I let Random.org choose the winner.

And the winner is…

Nancy B @ Grace and Peace Quilting! Congratulations! Email me your postal address and I’ll get your prize right out to you.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss. Please share what you’ve been working on!

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

On Saturday, I recapped my February goals. Turns out I did pretty good! You can read about them here.

On Monday I published my March goals. Will I do as well? Click here to see my goals.

Yesterday I posted my tips for Block 1 in the Sew Let’s QAL. You don’t have to make a whole quilt this time in order to enter our giveaways! See the block, learn the rules, and view my tips for making the block by clicking here.

Well, that was my week!

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

First up is Cherie @ Cherie’s Quilting Journey, who shared the ruler work quilting she’s doing on her Nostalgia Twist quilt. Ruler work is high on my list of techniques I want to try, so I really enjoyed her post.

Next up is Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting, who shared her Valentine’s mug rug. I simply love the rickrack on this!

Just in time for Pi Day, Laura @ Slice of Pi Quilts shared her quilt from the Text It! blog hop. She’s having a giveaway so you might want to drop by her blog!

As you know, I’m one of the designers in the Partners in Design, and we’re having a quilt along! It just started and I’ll hope you’ll join us. Last week, Bobbi @ Snowy Days Quilting shared her fabric pull. Aren’t they lovely? There Island Batiks! <grin>

If you want to learn more about the hop, a link to my post is above.

Finally, I’d like to introduce you to Alison @ Little Bunny Quilts, who is new to our little group. Please welcome her to Wednesday Wait Loss by leaving a comment on her blog.

Alison shared her Island Batik challenge quilt inspiration and fabric pull. As you know, the challenge this month is to make a new quilt inspired by a vintage design. Alison’s inspiration is a quilt she saw at Gettysburg! I really love it.

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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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:

  • By linking up, you give me permission to grab a photo or two to share here on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  • 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.

I appreciate you!

As you know, I use InLinkz to run my weekly Wednesday Wait Loss linky party. To link up, you’ll need to sign in using Facebook or Google+ or create a username/password for InLinkz.

I’d really hate to lose you over this change because we have such a great weekly group! If needed, you can send me your images via email and I’ll add them manually.

Important note!

If you would like to link up a photo from your phone or computer, you need to enter an URL or InLinkz will not let you proceed. Use this URL

example.com

Giveaway!

I’m Irish and it’s almost St. Patrick’s Day, so let’s celebrate with a giveaway! For every link up you do, you’ll get one chance to win a green scrap bundle of fabrics. For every quilt project you link up that has green in it, you’ll get two chances! I’ll announce the winner next week on Wednesday Wait Loss.

Fabric giveaway is open to US residents only due to postal costs. If you win and you don’t live in the US, I’ll let you chose a free PDF pattern from my store. I want us all to play!

By the way, you can link up old projects too, completed or not. Let’s go green!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

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Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss. Please share what you’ve been working on!

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

Last week I finished my February Island Batik challenge! The challenge was to make a mini quilt, and I made one using pink and red Island Batiks from my stash. I’m calling my design Hugs and Kisses, and you can read all about it here.

On Monday I told you about a project I’ve been working on—a quilt for my daughter who’s graduating college this year! Jump over here and cheer me on!

Well, that was my week!

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

First up is Melva @ Melva Loves Scraps, who just finished Block 3 of the Adventure Quilt QAL. Melva always relates a story of how her version of the block relates to her life and this story is an inspirational one. Don’t miss it!

Next up is Deanna @ For the Love of Geese, who shared the story of how her Drunkard’s Path quilt came to be finished after 23 years. Lovely quilt, lovely story!

I really like it when you link up quilts you were inspired to finally finish! My hope is that Wednesday Wait Loss and our group helped support you.

Karrin Hurd @ Karri’ns Crazy World linked up a block she made for the Mystery Fabric QAL, a quilt along of friends. I have to say the idea fascinates me and I might have to give it a try.

Next, Anja @ Anja Quilts linked up two quilt finishes! Way to go Anja!

Finally, I’d like to introduce you to Stacey @ The Farmhouse in the Field, who is new to our little group. Please give her a warm Wednesday Wait Loss welcome by leaving a comment on her blog.

Stacey linked up three blocks from the Peppermint Lane BOM. Click the photo to jump to her blog post to learn more about that block and to leave a comment.

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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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:

  • By linking up, you give me permission to grab a photo or two to share here on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  • 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.

I appreciate you!

As you know, I use InLinkz to run my weekly Wednesday Wait Loss linky party. To link up, you’ll need to sign in using Facebook or Google+ or create a username/password for InLinkz.

I’d really hate to lose you over this change because we have such a great weekly group! If needed, you can send me your images via email and I’ll add them manually.

Important note!

If you would like to link up a photo from your phone or computer, you need to enter an URL or InLinkz will not let you proceed. Use this URL

example.com

Linking to several fun quilty linky parties.

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