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Friday, March 4, 2011

I'm so excited!

Our local quilt show opened today and will be open through Sunday. This year's show judge was really good to me, as I won three ribbons! Wow! I'm thrilled! Here are my "babies" with their fancy additions:

Some time ago I made a Baravelle Spiral quilt from a pattern designed by a very good online friend, Pat Storey. Her book is Geometrical Quilts. I used her pattern to make a quilt for our guild challenge that year; we had to use specific black and white prints, as well as any other blacks and whites and only one other color. We also had to add beading. This is what I made, and it took a third place ribbon in our show! :)

My miniature Trip Around the World (about 21" square) is next on the list. I made this one after a very good friend gave me a set of strips of batiks. I love the colors in it, and apparently the judge didn't hate them, as she awarded it a second place ribbon. :)

Last, but best of all, is my Winding Ways quilt. I've been waiting for the show so as to hope for the chance to take a photo of the whole finished quilt (remember this post?). I certainly had my chance today, as one of our members who was acting as a white-glove lady kindly held some other quilts out of the way while I snapped a quick photo. You can just barely see the edge of the first-place ribbon that's hanging with this one! I'm so pleased, especially since my friend Gerda did such a great job of quilting this big quilt for me. :D 

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Well deserved wins. Your winding ways turned out beautifully.
    You must be "high on quilting" right about now!

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  2. Congrats Sandy! Those are well-deserved ribbons. I'm so glad to see a picture of the entire Winding Ways quilt - it's beautiful!

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  3. As I've always said - you do such beautiful work. Congratulations on the ribbons and very exciting for 1st place on Winding Ways!

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  4. How exciting to win not just one ribbon but three! All are beautiful but I especially love the Baravelle spiral. May have to put this one on my list.
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  5. Congratulations! Your ribbons are well deserved! Love your guilds idea of the buttons too, those are adorable.

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  6. Congratulations Sandy,

    They are all lovely and you should be very proud of your wins!

    Here is to continuing success!

    Sandi in New Westminster B.C.

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  7. Hi! I saw your Winding Ways quilt at the show and I LOVED it! In fact, I never liked the pattern that well until I saw what you did with it! It was stunning! Congrats on all those ribbons! Good for you!

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