Saturday, October 18, 2014

Another surprise

I had yard work today so I couldn't
attend the quilt show, but had planned
to go tomorrow afternoon.
A friend called me with some news
that was totally unexpected...

Viewers Choice!!!
This has been the most remarkable weekend
and quilt show.
Out of 102 beautiful quilts I am honored to receive
Viewers Choice.
Thank you to everyone who voted for my quilt
and to Marita for finding a phone and sending
a picture.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Yoo Woo at a local quilt show

My quilt guild is hosting a local quilt show at Octoberfest
this weekend in Lebanon, TN.
I volunteered to help hang the quilts this
afternoon.  One perk of hanging the quilt
you also get to see the ribbon winners.
Look what I saw first thing

 I talked my friend Ralph into letting me enter the
 memory quilt I made
for him made from his parents clothing.
Remember the first one with his brothers and sister's  names,
all nine of them.
1st place in pieced and quilt by 1 person medium size.
Don't you just love that one behind mine.
But wait...
The quilt I quilted for Barbara won 2nd place.
Congrads Barbara!!!
There's more...
My ICON quilt I made for my son,
later renamed
"Ian's Place" won 3rd.
I showed a peek of the next one but never the whole quilt
I'll show more pictures when I get it back.
 This one won 3rd place in the appliqued wallhanging class.
My friend, Janet, wallhanging in under mine, she won 2nd place.
Am I tooting my own horn?
So exciting. 
I am on cloud nine.
I had one more quilt at the show but it was not
 juried because it fell into the same class as Ian's Place.
There were so many beautiful quilts and I feel so fortunate
to have won.
We don't have enough room to hang every quilt,
so some have to folded or draped.
Like I said there were some beautiful quilts
A lot of talented ladies in our guild.
I'll show more pictures soon of the other quilts.
I had to take these pictures with my cell phone
and cannot download all of them at one time.
If your in the area visit Octoberfest and
vote for your favorite quilt.
Lots of fun and activities.


Friday, October 3, 2014

A wonderful surprise

I submitted a quilt in the MQX Quilt Festival
and it was excepted.
Boxed it all up and sent it away, all the way to Springfield, IL.
I wanted to attend the show, not because of my quilt,
but because I wanted to take a few classes.
I couldn't work it out this year, maybe next year.

( thank you Sue for taking this awesome picture at the MQToday show
My quilt didn't place, but look
what was in the box when I opened it.
A Faculty Ribbon!!
I am so honored to have my quilt chosen
by a member of the faculty.
It was a total surprise. 
I feel so honored to have a quilt in a show with
Karen Marchetti, Gina Perks and Margaret Soloman Gunn,
to name just a few.
I have been a follower of theirs for a long time.
Thank you ladies for sharing and encouraging.
Still have the memory quilt on the frame,
I haven't been able to work on it very much this week.
I did start piecing a winter quilt.  Working on the applique,
 everything else is finished.  Although I am thinking of adding another
 row at the bottom and top to make it a little longer (we're
tall people).
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

life just gets in the way.....

I have been working on a couple of
 quilts, but can't show them
just yet.
I put this one back on the frame.
I still don't have a camera,
 so bad photos with my phone camera.
I still have some background fill to finish.
This one goes way back, but it is BIG.
If I remember correctly 105X105.

I took it off the frame to quilt a few smaller quilts.
For those that may not know, the Dresden blades are made
from the shirts of my boss who passed away.  I am making quilts for his wife (this one) and his 3 children.
Fall is in the air,
 so maybe yard work will be
over soon and I will have more time to quilt.
Thanks for stopping by and have a good week. 

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ready for fall?

Just a little something I'm working on.
So far it's not looking like the picture in my head,
but I will quilt on to see the end result.
Do you ever do that?
Have an image in your head and then not real happy
with the result on a quilt.

Maybe I'll like it more when all the background is finished.
Have a good week everyone.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Barbara's quilt, Rosebud

As promised earlier today
I have pictures of Barbara's quilt.
Delivered the quilt to her today.
This was a quilt hard to give back.
Although, not my favorite colors, I'm more of a Primitive Gatherings or Kansas Trouble kind of person,
I love the quilt pattern and the quilting.
All Barbara could remember was the block was named
Rosebud, let me know if you know the pattern name.
Doesn't it look lovely on the bed?
My camera's battery died again, so back to the cell phone pictures.
I'll let the pictures speak....
Two different sizes of circles marked the feather spine.
I used a straight ruler for the frame lines, SID, diamonds, beadboard and crosshatching.
Everything else is freehand.

Beadboard on the border. Can really see it because
of the fabric print

 Still looks good on one of my beds, although I would have to change the curtains.
Barbara loved it and was very excited.
She wants to hurry and sew the binding on so she can enter it in a local quilt show coming up soon.
Thanks for visiting.


Exciting news

I didn't tell anyone, but
I entered 2 quilts in the
Machine Quilting Today Quilt Show.
This one, my IQ quilt or renamed
"Ian's Place"

and this one
"Rings Around The Flowers"
I know, not very good at naming quilts.
and look at what was in the second box when they
arrived back home


a 3rd place ribbon in the Guided by Tools class.
took the pictures for me. (except for the second one I couldn't get the one she took to download for some reason and her pictures are way better than mine)
Thank you so much, Sue.
By the way, Sue is a great quilter, been a stalker fan for awhile.
I was so excited and happy. 
I know I waited a whole week write a post about it,
but my feet are just now hitting the ground.
I know it is third place but very exciting for me.  This is the first show I have entered other than small local shows.
 Had a few things the judges said needed improving
and I will work on those.
That's one reason I entered was to get the judges review
 to see what I needed to improve on.
I have also finished Barbara's quilt and have a ton of pictures
to share but first I must run some errands and stop by a quilt show in Murfreesboro, TN. (no entry)
Will post Barbara's later tonight.