I worked practically non-stop for over 2 weeks on the quilting for Moonglow so I could enter it in the local Oktoberfest Quilt Show, and I am happy to report that I made it! I skidded in just 1-1/2 hours before deadline to register both Moonglow and Rainbow Pineapples..... and they both took 1st Place ribbons in their categories!!!
This event is sponsored by Wilson Bank, and they provide the ribbons
which are all the colors of the bank - burgundy and gold.
I'm so Happy!!!!
I'll share more about Moonglow and the quilting process with some pictures later this week.
Rainbow Pineapples scored a 1 for both Color & Design and Piecing. She gave me a 2 on Quilting because she said it was just "sufficient" for the quilt. She was right. I really didn't do a lot of quilting on it because it is small and it's a wall quilt, so it didn't need a whole lot.
The second day after I finished quilting Moonglow .... I did NOTHING!!! Seriously, ya'll... I didn't do anything at all. I was whooped! I piled up in my recliner with my cuddly rag quilt covering me and started a new pair of socks. And I watched 4 episodes of Revolution in a row LOL!!! It's been a low-key weekend for me, but yesterday I began to get my energy back and spent a good part of the day in my sewing studio straightening things back up after the quilting marathon and getting it back in order.
Then today I started a new project!
(Getting that October NewFO taken care of instead of waiting until the last day - LOL!!!)
One of the blogs I love to follow for her amazing eye candy is Terri Stegmiller - an amazing artist and fiber art quilter! You can visit her wonderful Blog by clicking HERE. You can also find her on Facebook HERE, and she has some absolutely gorgeous things for sale in her Etsy shop HERE!
Not long ago, Terri put out the call for a few pattern designers. I know! I have SO MUCH going on!!! But I'm telling you, Terri's designs are so marvelous that I just couldn't resist throwing my name in the hat! And just in case that doesn't convince you, would you believe the designs had cats in them? Yep, resistance had no chance at all!!! :*D
|"Paws in the Garden" by Terri Stegmiller|
As for the rest of my Design Wall, it is currently empty. But of course that doesn't mean I don't have lots of things in progress. For our upcoming visit to family in November, I'll finish up Genevieve's Banners baby quilt, as well as a new bib for her. I found this pattern while at Runaway and couldn't resist making one for our little girl, who is now a big girl at six months old!
I'm having a hard time deciding which one to make, so don't be surprised if she gets more than one LOL!!!
I also want to take some hand-sewn gifts for my daughter-in-law's baby shower for our newest baby boy on the way around Christmas time. Among the items I hope to have for the shower will be some over-sized flannel receiving blankets from some fun fabrics I've been saving in my stash for just such an occasion ....
Aren't they cute???? I think Anna will like them, and I'm pretty sure Cooper will enjoy their cheerful color in his new world :*D
I also have several gifts I'm making for other loved ones that I just can't share right now.... you know how that goes, right? I'm going to give my October Get It Done list a good look-over to see if I need to adjust anything so I can focus on these things right now.
What are you focusing on in your sewing room? Is your Design Wall full of fun things, or is it empty like mine? Please join me in sharing your current projects at Judy's Patchwork Times linky party! I'll see you there!!!
Hugs & Blessings,