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Sunday, October 20, 2013

Moonglow Won!!!

It's been hard getting back to "ordinary" life and blogging.  

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.  

The first day after I finished, I worked as a scribe for the Judge, so I was able to be there and hear her comments about both quilts.  She used a 1-4 scale, with 1 being "Best", 2 being "Very Good", 3 being "Good", and 4 being "Fair".  Moonglow scored a "1" on all points - Color & Design, Piecing/Applique, Quilting, and Binding.  Woohoo!!!!  Looks like all that hard work and focus really paid off :*D  There are things that I might have done differently if I had had more time, but overall I am very happy with the quilt and will very much enjoy seeing it on my bed every day.

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
Once I saw Terri's "Paws in the Garden", I just had to play with it!  Don't you love the expressions on these cuties' faces?  The lids on their eyes is a genius touch - it gives them so much purrsonality :*)  I spent a few very happy hours today working with the pattern to get it to the size I need for my planned project - what fun!!!   Of course, Terri is a mixed-media artist, so her rendition of the pattern was done with hand-died and stenciled fabrics (that she did herself of course), and lots of embellishments.  Mine will be a little tamer, but I think it will end up being just as beautiful in its own way - I hope it will, anyway :*D  Terri wanted us to do "our own thing" so she could get different looks for the designs, so I'm just doing my thing and having a ball!!!

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,
Teresa
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33 comments:

  1. Teresa you should be so proud of yourself.....two wins and finishes....wow!! Gorgeous work to say the least.

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  2. Congratulations!!! You deserve some down time. My wall is empty too - but that is because I am concentrating on UFO finishing - no starts..

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  3. Congratulations! Beautiful quilts, so I'm not surprised at all.

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  4. Congratulations on your wins. WOW, two finished quilts and 2 ribbons. They both look fabulous! You should be doing the Happy Dance for sure. I like that baby bib pattern and what darling fabric for any handmade baby project from those fabrics.

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  5. Congratulations on your 1st place ribbons. I love your choice of colors for both quilts they are beautiful.

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  6. Congratulations on receiving such accolades for your quilts. They are both stunning and so deserving of those ribbons!

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  7. Congratulation!!!!
    Greetings Grit

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  8. Congratulations! It's beautiful, but then everything you do is beautiful!

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  9. Congratulations! Your quilts are amazing

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  10. Wonderful, congratulations! Quilting a big quilt is so rewarding, but very strenuous.

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  11. Well, I for one am NOT surprised that you came back with TWO wins! Both are absolutely gorgeous and certainly deserving of wins!! I'm anxious to see how your Paws in the Garden turns out.

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  12. Congratulations on the ribbon wins for your amazing quilts! Moonglow was a big finish!

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  13. I can see how your quilts won! They are gorgeous! Congratulations on both.
    I don't know how you get everything done, you have so much going on! Have fun with it all.

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  14. Way to go Teresa!! A fabulous day and well worth all that effort. Those little bibs are too cute. I hope I come across that pattern sometime

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  15. Congratulations, Teresa!! Good for you. They are beautiful quilts. You go girl.

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  16. Teresa I am not a bit surprised that you won 1st place for both your GORGEOUS quilts!!!
    I follow Terri's blog too, but I must have missed her posting about needing testers. I think I was gone the day she posted and already had enough testers by the time I read the posting. Darn, I would have loved to make the cats too. Looking forward to seeing yours.


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  17. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!! Awesome!!!!!! I always knew your quilts were winners!!! Such lovely work!!

    Cute, cute bibs!!! And such a cutie to wear it!!

    Blessings!

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  18. How could those stunning quilts NOT take top honors!? Congratulations, on the honors and on that new grandbaby on the way!!

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  19. I knew you would come up for air eventually. LOL. Congratulations on your first place ribbons! They are well deserved. Can not wait to see Moonglow in person at the next guild meeting.

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  20. Congratulations. They both deserved the recognition too.

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  21. lovely, lovely, but everything you do is lovely. Can't wait to see in person.

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  22. I'm so happppppy for you! You deserve some(a lot!) Of recognition for your work. Because your work is amazing, different, creative and always stands out. Go you!! :0)

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  23. Congratulations!!! Both quilts are gorgeous - you did soooooo good!!!

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  24. Congratulations on your winning TWO 1st place ribbons!! Both quilts are incredibly beautiful and your ribbons are well deserved.

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  25. Congrats on both 1st place ribbons!! Well deserved!
    Amanda

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  26. This post just barely showed up in my reading list. I thought it was new, but look at all these comments. Way to go, Teresa, on your winning quilts. They both make me so happy just to look at them. I'm not surprised they won. Looks like you did a killer quilting job on Moonglow. Can't wait to see close-ups.
    Looking forward to see your creation from that cat pattern. I know it will be great!
    Oh, cute bibs. How fun!
    Great prints for some cozy receiving blankets. : )

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  27. Wow! Teresa! Congratulations on the ribbons for your gorgeous quilts.

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  28. congratulations! well done! and why not add a kitty {or three} to the mix?! go for it girl!! beautiful quilts. loved seeing them!

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  29. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Awesome quilts. Both are beautiful but I really like Rainbow Pineapples. Black and brights are always spectacular.

    The bib pattern is adorable. Makes me wish I had a little one to sew for.

    Hugs,

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  30. Congratulations for your 1st place ribbons. Your work is so beautiful and the honors so well deserved. Feel a pat on the back? That's from me. Great job.

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  31. Congrats on both your quilts. Jobs well done!

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  32. Congratulations Teresa and I'm not surprised as your work is always so beautiful! Love Terri Stegmillers work too!

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  33. Would you look at how far behind I am! Congratulations are certainly in order for you! So,..........CONGRATULATIONS! Way to go!

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