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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 released a new pattern! Emerald Lodge was designed using the Elk Lodge fabric collection from Island Batik. Emerald Lodge is on sale in my store until Saturday at midnight EST, so hurry there to get your copy!

Click here to read all about my pattern release.

On Monday, I finished a bee block! Yeah me! Read all about my online bee and learn where you can get the pattern here.

Also on Monday I went into work to find the sample quilt I’d made from the Island Batik Flea Market collection—a quilt I call Belfast Market—on display! I made Belfast Market for last year’s Fall Market, and since then it’s been on tour, traveling from quilt store to quilt store as part of a trunk show for the Flea Market fabric collection.

It was so cool to see it at Always in Stitches, and to see the other quilts traveling with the trunk show. Click here to read more about Belfast Market. Click here to purchase the pattern.

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 is Tami @ Thrift Shop Commando, who’s blog name should tell you how much she loves to make the most of things most people discard. Tami posted two seminole pieced borders she acquired recently in an online orphan block adoption. Isn’t that a cool idea? Got blocks you’ll never put together in a quilt? Why not pass them onto to someone who will?

Next is Frederique @ Quilting Patchwork Applique who shared a tutorial on pressing properly. Her post is worth a read if you aren’t sure how to press your quilt blocks properly.

Next, Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting linked up a fascinating post on how to buy fabric at IKEA. I mean who knew? <wink>

Next is Gail @ Quilting Gail who linked up this awesome retreat bag! Visit her blog to learn where to get the pattern.

Finally, Lisa Marie linked up the cutest cork purse! No, it’s not cork fabric but fabric printed with corks. <grin> I really love how this looks!

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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

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Giveaway!

Easter is this weekend, and that has me longing for Spring flowers, bunnies, candy and of course spring quilts! So I thought I’d have a giveaway. Up for grabs is this spring-inspired bag of scraps.

So linking up your spring quilts (pastel, spring flowers, bunnies, little lambs, candy, baskets, and so on). If you’re not sure if your quilt is a “spring quilt,” leave a comment that explains your reasoning. You’ll get two chances to win for every spring quilt you link up, and one chance for every regular quilt.

This giveaway is open to US residents only.

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Wednesday Wait Loss 114

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 recapped how I did on my March goals (pretty good as it turns out). I also posted my April goals. It’s a long list, with a lot of quilt making and pattern writing for Quilt Market. Wish me luck!

Here’s Zora, helping me write Merry Little Christmas a while back. Perhaps she can help me again!

On Tuesday, I hosted Block 3 of the Sew Let’s QAL. Haven’t joined us yet? It’s not too late—and you don’t have to make a quilt to enter our giveaways! Click here to learn more about the quilt along.

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 is Dawn @ Dawnyk Designs, who linked up her OMG which was to make a hand pieced, hand quilted item. This is her project, a Moda Matchbox quilt. We carry these at the shop and they are so cute! Everything you need is included in the box, including embroidery floss for quilting!

Next is Turid @ Den Syende Himmel, who finished this gorgeous hand pieced, hand quilted La Passion quilt. What an achievement!

Next is Nancy @ Grace and Peace Quilting shared her Meadowland QAL quilt. I loved how she shared her inspiration for her color scheme. The result was this gorgeous quilt. Visit her blog to learn more!

Finally, Karen @ Quilts Etc. shared her applique projects and her next project, a signature quilt. Stop by her blog to learn how you can share your signature with her!

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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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Wednesday Wait Loss 113

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

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

Basically, I’ve been working this past week on one project and on Sunday, I got my March Island Batik challenge done! I really like how this one turned out.

The challenge was to be inspired by a vintage design to create something modern, and I chose the Double Wedding Ring pattern. You can read more about my Wedding Bands quilt here.

Since getting the quilt done, I’ve been organizing my goals for April and getting to work on them. I’ll be reviewing my March goals and publishing my April goals later this week but for now I can show you this—-progress on the Star Trek quilt I’m making for my daughter!

Last month, I finished the first section of the Enterprise.

On Tuesday I started working on Section 2, and quickly got this far. Woot!

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 is Kathleen @ Kathleen McMusing, who also finished her March Island Batik challenge. She calls this Pretty in Pink and man it sure is!

Next is Works4me19, who shared her Owl block from the Fall into QAL I hosted last fall along with my Partners in Design. She calls this her Chocolate Owl. Isn’t it adorable?

Finally, I’d like to welcome Vasudha @ Storied Quilts who shared her Island Batik March challenge quilt as well! Vasudha calls this Bali Sunrise, and it’s inspired by the classic log cabin block. I just love those colors!

Be sure to drop by her blog and welcome Vasudha to our Wednesday Wait Loss group. Also, be sure to congratulate her on her 2nd Blogiversary!

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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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

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You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

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Wednesday Wait Loss 112

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.

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

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Linking to several fun quilty linky parties.

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