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April 17, 2024
Wednesday Wait Loss 376 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

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

On Thursday, I hosted a Sip & Sew retreat with the members of My Quilty Neighborhood.

I’m excited to let you know that the doors to my membership are open! They will be open only for a short time, but if you are interested be sure to check it out.

There are several bonuses for fast-action takers ...

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April 10, 2024
Midweek: eclipse, National Library Week + hollyhocks from With Strings Attached

 It was cloudless and 65 degrees on Monday -- perfect for viewing the eclipse.  We were in the 94% totality region.  I had to explain to Stevens why we were out in the back yard. He went back inside after a while. I stayed out for all of it.   I had only my iPhone and no special filter so my snapshots don't show much.

It did not get dark here but the quality of the sunlight changed, the temperature dropped slightly, and a breeze kicked up.     

Photo: holding iPhone up to the lens of the eclipse glasses.  


 

This chipmunk was ...

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Wednesday Wait Loss 375 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

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

On Wednesday, I filmed the next episodes of the My Quilty Neighborhood podcast—this time the topic was accurate cutting! I can’t wait to share all my tips and tricks with you.

The rest of the week, I worked on the commission quilt, adding binding and a hanging sleeve. I’ll save ...

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April 3, 2024
Wednesday Wait Loss 374 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

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

On Thursday I sewed up my Quilt Block Mania block for this month. The block debuted here yesterday. The theme was Beaches and I decided to focus on reading at the beach since that’s something I love to do. The block is called Summer Reading.

Learn how you can get the pattern for free!

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March 27, 2024
Wednesday Wait Loss 373 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

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

For most of the week, I’ve working on quilting the commission piece. Here it is so far. All that’s left is adding the applique crabs.

On Sunday I uploaded the next block pattern in my Merry Christmas BOM to the My Quilty Neighborhood membership portal. This month, the block is Presents ...

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March 20, 2024
Midweek: a finish, estate sale surprise, and a speaker from With Strings Attached


122 comments and counting!  The response to the Villa Rosa Blog Hop has been great.  Today is the last day for the guest bloggers.  I hope you've visited all of them. 

I finished quilting the second version of Twinkle.  


The FQ bundle I used for the HSTs (the stars) had 11 prints.  Nine made the blocks in the quilt. Rather than making more stars I pieced the other two sets into pinwheels.  The backing fabrics are two 1990's Hoffman prints from Barb M's estate.







And yesterday was Month **SEVEN** of that estate sale.  (If you've missed ...

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Wednesday Wait Loss 372 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

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

On Thursday, I hosted an online sewing retreat for the quilters in the My Quilty Neighborhood membership. It was fun but also scary, as we had severe thunderstorms and tornado warnings out that night! Luckily we got through it without Zoom cutting out.

Sip & Sews are just one of the things we do in my quilting membership ...

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March 13, 2024
Midweek: silk and sarongs, and a finish from With Strings Attached


The Villa Rosa blog hop begins on Thursday.   I'll post all the links.   Visit the guest bloggers and register for prizes!


Unusually warm weather and sunshine Monday and Tuesday (73 degrees!)  meant walks at Sun Lake Forest Preserve and Illinois Beach State Park.  I heard the cranes bugling and got a photo of one of the pair as it flew overhead. 

A follow up to Monday's post about Liz....her daughter called Tuesday morning to say that they'd found more Rotary things and would the club members like them? (Bob was a 50-year Rotarian.)   I know what ...

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Wednesday Wait Loss 371 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

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

On Thursday, it was my day on the Romance Garden Blog Hop, and I debuted my new Broken Road Mini using that collection. I’ve updated my current Broken Road pattern to include three sizes, and added a new Broken Road Mini (with two sizes). Both patterns debut in May with my first signature collection with Island ...

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March 6, 2024
Wednesday Wait Loss 370 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

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

Last Wednesday I updated my Greek Mosaic pattern to showcase my first Signature collection which debuts in May. I can’t wait to share the collection with you, and my new and updated patterns!

On Friday, I scheduled more classes on basic ...

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March 2, 2024
Midweek: one more walk, the other eye, and OMGs all done from With Strings Attached

 


Monday afternoon I gave a book review to the Memorial Methodist Women.   I talked about eight books, all of which I've reviewed in previous blog posts.  Afterwards I returned the books I'd borrowed from the library and checked out four more.  And so it goes.

Photo: crocuses in our garden. These are right under the dryer vent which gives them an edge. 

I took a flimsy to Barb-the-quilter yesterday. It will be the AAUW spring raffle quilt.  While we were nearby we visted a forest preserve we hadn't been to in a while.  I enjoyed the 70-degree ...

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February 28, 2024
Wednesday Wait Loss 369 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

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

Last Wednesday I went to my annual and ended up getting three shots, including a COVID booster. On Thursday I had to upload my final designs for my third Island Batik collection, and it was harder than hard. I felt all done in, fever, chills, and on top of that I was mad at myself because I ...

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February 21, 2024
Midweek: mini quilt swap -- wow! from With Strings Attached

 Yesterday I received the mini-quilt from my MQG swap partner, Sara Hooten.     I am utterly gobsmacked.  Isn't it gorgeous?

A big picture of a small quilt 


Detail of applique and quilting 

Sara used this photo.  I took it at the entrance to the Zion-Benton Public Library in August, 2021. 

Zion is Monarch and Zinnia City. This year Benton Township (Beach Park and Winthrop Harbor) will join as the Bee Cities.  (Our high school mascot is the Zee-Bee.)  


Posting to Midweek Makers Wednesday Wait Loss
 

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Wednesday Wait Loss 368 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

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

Last Wednesday I recorded the first episode of a new vlogcast (podcast with video) that I’m hoping to debut soon! I’m recording episodes every two weeks with my bestie, Dawn and boy are we having fun.

I spent a lot of the rest of the week writing and tech checking the ...

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February 16, 2024
Midweek, part 2: Valentine's Day etc., back to batiks, and a good book from With Strings Attached



 Today is momentous.  Most important?  I've been a big sister for 70 years today!  

Secondly:  cataract #1 w
as done at 11:30 this morning.  The surgery was as quick as everyone has said.  I'm a bit woozy from the Valium and the eye stings a little.  They warned that because my eyes are light blue the mega-mega dilation may not wear off until tomorrow.

I'm not supposed to drive for three days so we are relying on friends.  (Stevens no longer drives.)  I've done some cooking ahead. We will not starve. 

I wish I'd ...

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February 14, 2024
Wednesday Wait Loss 367 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

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

Wednesday and Thursday I concentrated on writing patterns for my new collection. One of those is a mini version of my Broken Road pattern. While I was at it, I updated Broken Road to include more sizes. Both will be released soon.

On Friday I finished the first pattern ...

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February 7, 2024
Wednesday Wait Loss 366 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

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

On Friday I recorded a Welcome video for my quilting membership to show members around our Hub. I get so proud of myself when I figure out technology!

On Saturday I sewed up block units for a new version of Broken Road Mini. This new version features batiks in a collection that will ...

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January 31, 2024
Midweek: January wrap up with a finish from With Strings Attached

 


I took advantage of the sunshine Monday and had a good long walk at Lyons Woods Forest Preserve.  It was great to get back on the trail.

Yellow:  willow.  Green:  Japanese roses.  Red:  dogwood.

# # # # # 

With a fifth Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday this seems to be a bonus week, doesn't it?  January seemed to pass quickly, though.  

I had a productive month in the studio with EIGHT finishes.  


January OMG:  wonky log cabin, made out of neckties, for the MQG Mini Swap.  I sent it off mid-month.


I posted photos of these earlier.  The quilts at top right, lower center ...

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Wednesday Wait Loss 365 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

Last week I celebrated 7 years of Wednesday Wait Loss with a giveaway! Read on to find out who won.

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

Yesterday I shipped off my quilts to California for catalog photography! What a relief to have them done and on their way. My second collection for Island Batik is gorgeous and I can’t wait to share ...

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January 24, 2024
Wednesday Wait Loss 364 from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to Wednesday Wait Loss! WWL is a place where you can share photos of quilts you’re working on and get encouragement to finish them from our Wednesday Wait Loss group!

Wednesday Wait Loss is seven years old and I’m having a giveaway! Read on to find out how to enter.

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

Yesterday I picked up Quilt 3 and 4 from the longarmer, so this week will be all about trimming, binding, and adding labels. I hope it warms up a bit (without rain) so I can get ...

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