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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Finished Quilt and a Win!

I finally finished my barn quilt.  I made the top in 2013.  I combined two quilt alongs from Bee in my Bonnet.  I finished it in September while living in TX and then moved to MO in October four years ago.  When one of the categories announced for our local quilt show was country homes I knew I needed to get this top quilted!

 Due to a few setbacks I did not start quilting it until last week.  I decided to just do wavy lines since I can't draw a straight line much less quilt one!  Of course I had lots of help quilting it on my treadle, a Singer 66 with Lotus decals.  It is 100 years old and a workhorse!

 I was sewing the binding on at the very last minute, washed it, dried it and took it right over to get it entered!


It was not a technical judging, area businesses hosted categories.  All names were hidden from the judges.  The country homes category was hosted by United Realty, who sold my house to me last year, and she picked my quilt!  She said it was a quilt she would want to put on her bed.  I got first place, I'm super excited!
 I also entered another old quilt from 2014.  You can read more about this quilt here:   http://missyscakesandaprons.blogspot.com/2014/08/cat-quilt-finished.html

I entered this quilt in the Wild about Animals category.  This was part of a block exchange and a friend made the center cross stitch section for me.  It also won first place in it's category!
They really liked the descriptions I wrote talking about my quilts.  That is training I got from writing blogs.  LOL  This one was held by Caryl Stillings of the Ava Art Guild because she wanted an animal theme.
The show prize money is a great blessing also.  I know my quilts would never win a "technical" challenge, but that's okay.  I would be totally stressed trying to make my quilts perfect.

If you live near Ava, MO, the quilt show is running until August 24 or 26, I can't remember.  It is free and being held at the Ava Art Guild Gallery.

I'll be sharing quilts by category all week!

Have you ever entered a quilt in a quilt show before?

Missy

13 comments:

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

So happy and proud of you! Great job! Your quilts are always wonderful.

Little Penpen said...

Congrats! Not one, but two first prize ribbons!! How exciting! I remember you were trying to finish it up in a hurry to get it entered. The quilt is really pretty. I like the cat one too....it's so YOU! No, I've never entered anything before, but do think it would be so rewarding to bring home a ribbon!

Deborah said...

Wow, you won twice? That's great! I really like that barn quilt and your 66 is very nice too.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Congratulations! I wonder how many more ribbon winners you have lurking in your UFOs?

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on your newly completed quilt (and the ribbon you won.) SEW much fun!!!

Little Quiltsong said...

Congratulations on your wins! That is awesome!

Quilter Kathy said...

Congratulations on the win! Your quilt is fabulous and deserves the honour!

barbara woods bewtjw@gmail.com said...

congrats! beautiful quilts Missy

Kathy said...

Congratulations!! A lot of work went into those quilts.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Congrats! Congrats! How great!

Janice Holton said...

No, I never have entered a show. This show sounds like a really fun laid back one I would like! I really, really, like the house quilt. A house quilt is on my bucket list. Congratulations on the ribbons! I love that they judged on what they liked and not on its perfection.

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

COngrats!!! Love the colors you chose for your barn quilt!! Its beautiful!

Sarah said...

I love that local businesses sponsored categories - congrats on both your blue ribbons!! I've only entered quilts at my county fair - altho a few ppl are trying to get me to enter at AQS type shows but those are too scary.

Are you able to get a ruler foot for your treadle? Then you could quilt straight lines with a ruler. It's taken me a little to get in the groove but it's addicting once you do...

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