Wednesday Wait Loss 127

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 quilty goals for the month. June was good to me and I got a lot of projects done. Click here to see what I made in June.

On Monday I set my goals for July. It’s a hefty list so I’m hoping I do as good as I did in June on them. Click here to see what I’m making this month and to leave me a little encouragement.

Well that was my week.

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

Last week I held a giveaway, awarding two points to anyone who linked up a red, white, or blue quilt and one point to any link up. More on that in a moment, but for now let’s feature all those wonderful red/white/blue quilts!

First up is Alice, who linked up four quilts, including her gorgeous triangle flag quilt and her shimmering Lady of the Great Lakes anniversary quilt. Way to go Alice!

Red, white and blue fabrics are super popular right now at the shop, so I wasn’t surprised by all the entries. Thanks gals for supporting me!

Next up is Denise @ For the Love of Geese, who linked up these two beauties. They are plum gorgeous. Click the images to visit each post.

Next is Vicki @ Vicki’s Crafts and Quilting, who linked up several projects she’s made to sell in her shop, including this cute round placemat. As you can see, you didn’t need to link up a patriotic quilt to qualify, just one that was mostly red/white/and or blue.

Yvonne @ Sew Yummy linked up two quilts, one of which was this fun Toronto Maple Leafs quilt.

Chris @ Chris Knits Sews linked up this awesome red/white/blue pillow!

Finally, Vasudha @ Storied Quilts didn’t link up a red/white/blue quilt but I wanted to feature it anyway because it’s so awesome. Vasudha revisited an old quilt and requilted it using her improved quilting skills. Skillfully done I say!

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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

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So Who Won the Giveaway?

No, I didn’t forget! <grin>

As usual, I assigned a letter to each entry and let Random.org choose a random winner.

Congratulations Alice! I’ll put your package of red/white/blue fabrics in the mail to you. With your four entries, you’ll surely put them to good use!

Our Next Giveaway!

So you can prepare, I think I’ll do our next giveaway in September. Since that’s the month most kids return to school, let’s focus on learning. What I’ll be looking for is a quilted project that features some kind of technique that’s new to you, much like my Island Batik June challenge was to me. So for two chances you’ll need to link up your project and leave something in the comments or on your blog post that explains what the technique was and what you learned from trying it.

So dig through your quilts and prepare your stories. Or if you’re so inclined, select something new and try it! We’d love to share in your quilting journey.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Linking to several fun quilty linky parties.

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My July Goals

July is one week old and it’s time to list my quilty goals for the month.

  • Make progress on a quilt for my daughter. Regular readers know that I’m making a Star Trek quilt for my daughter, a little bit at a time. Each month I complete the next step on my list. By the end of the year, I’ll have a completed quilt.

    Last month I made the first two applique blocks. This month I need to make the other two applique blocks.

  • Make a quilt using three different weights of Aurifil thread for the July Island Batik Artsy Fartsy challenge. The challenge is to create an art quilt that uses at least three different weights of Aurifil thread. Again, this challenge is a stretch for me, but I guess that’s what challenges are for! Stay tuned as I make progress on this one.

  • Begin quilting the January Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop challenge This is the quilt I was working when my sister passed, so completing it is important to me. Finding the time to work on it is hard though, so I’m making another modest goal for this month: to face the quilt. If I have time to begin quilting on it, that’ll be a plus!

  • Make the last Bee Inspired block. I belong to an online bee and I’ve been slowly making the 2018 blocks for each month’s Queen. I’ve got only one left and it’s for Kate @ Smiles From Kate. It’s a simple block so Kate asked for two of them.

  • Write one new pattern for Island Batik. I had three quilts in the Island Batik Spring Market booth, and needed to write the patterns for them. I’ve only got one pattern left to write. Yeah!

  • Write a pattern for My Little Star. The quilt was created for the April Island Batik challenge, and I’ve had a lot of requests for the pattern so I’m setting a goal to write the pattern this month. The baby quilt can be cut using AccuQuilt dies although you don’t have to have an AccuQuilt cutter to make it.

    If you want to read more about the quilt, click here.

  • Host three blocks for the Sew Let’s QAL. Block 9 (I Love to Quilt) was released Tuesday, July 2nd and you can read about it here. Block 10 will be released July 16th, and Block 11 July 30th.

  • Make a shop sample for Always in Stitches I work at a quilt store as you know and the employees are responsible for making shop samples. I don’t often have time to volunteer for that but we have a lot of Christmas quilts to make so I took one home to do. The pattern is called Icebox and it’s by Vaness Goertzen @ Lella Boutique. The quilt will feature her Little Tree fabric collection by Moda. Both are available now at Always in Stitches, the quilt shop where I work.

Well, I’ve got 10 things to make this month. Wish me luck!

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June Goals Recap

June has ended and another month has started. How did I do at getting things done last month?

  • Make progress on a quilt for my daughter. My goal for the Star Trek quilt I’m making my daughter was to make the first two of the applique blocks. Glad to report that I got them done!

  • Make a quilt or other project that uses a new to me technique for the June Island Batik challenge. Got this one done! I chose to make a hexagon quilt because I’ve never made one before. I chose to sew the hexagons by machine and I found it pretty easy. Read more about the challenge here.

  • Make progress on the January Island Batik Getaway Blog Hop challenge My goal was to finish appliqueing all the birds and leaves and I’m happy to report that I got it done! I’m really liking how this is turning out.

    As you can see, there are two leaves hanging off the bottom of the quilt. I sewed a backing onto the parts that hang over, and I’m going to finish the quilt by facing it and letting the leaves hang free.

  • Make two Bee Inspired blocks. I had two blocks to make for my beemates in Bee Inspired and I at least got one of them done! It’s a house block for Janice @ Color Creating and Quilting. She wanted the house block done in a single color and I chose orange because she already had most of the other colors.

    The one left undone are two brick blocks for Kate @ Smiles From Kate. Next month!

  • Write two new patterns for Island Batik. I had three quilts in the Island Batik Spring Market booth, and needed to write the patterns for them. I’m happy report that I’ve gotten two of the patterns done so there’s only one left. Not bad!

  • Create a pattern for Hancock’s of Paducah. Hancock’s of Paducah has selected one of my patterns to kit and I needed to get the pattern written. Got this one done as well and it’s in testing. I’ll show it off to you as soon as I can.


It wasn’t too big a list so maybe that’s why I got most things done. Let’s see how I did: I had 11 things to make and got 9 of them done. That’s 82%!

I hope I do as good this month. I’ll be publishing my goals on Monday if you’d like to stop back and leave some encouragement.

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Wednesday Wait Loss 126

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 Tuesday, the Partners in Design released Block 9 in our Sew Let’s QAL. Click here to learn where you can get the pattern and to read my tips for making the block.

Also on Tuesday, I released my project suggestions for using the quilt along blocks. Click here to view my tutorials for making these projects and to learn how you can enter our giveaway!

Well that was my week.

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

First up is Jen @ De Jong Dream House, who shared three quilt finishes! As if that wasn’t enough, she shared another finish—a special coded quilt.

Next are Vasudha @ Storied Quilts and Pamela @ Pamela Quilts, who shared their June Island Batik Ambassador challenge projects.

Next is Alice, who shared the beginning of her “almost bargello” quilt, which has been underway for a while. I’m really intrigued by this design! Let’s cheer her onto a fast finish.

Last but not least is Pamela @ Mama Spark’s World, who is new to our little group. Let’s give her a great big Wednesday Wait Loss welcome and visit her blog to leave an encouraging comment. Pamela shared four pillows she made for her daughter, each one simply lovely.

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!

To celebrate the 4th of July, let’s have a special link up. Link up any mostly red/white/blue quilt or project for two entries! Link up other quilts for one entry. (Projects can be red, white, and blue, or mostly red or mostly blue to count.) I’ll announce the winner next Wednesday. The winner will get a scrappy red/white/blue fabric bundle. This prize is open to US residents only, but if you live outside the US and win, I’ll send you a free pattern of your choice from my shop.

Here are some of my red/white/blue quilts for inspiration. Click the image to read more about that quilt.

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Linking to several fun quilty linky parties.

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