Friday, September 22, 2017

I WON 1st Place

I'm in shock.
I wasn't even going to enter my quilt into the fair.  
But I did because I love to look at other people's ideas and work.
And I thought I would share mine.
I was surprised to see my quilt hanging - as most are folded. There are only a few hangers. 

This quilt was years in the making - ask Sunny - she knows all about it. 
And she kept encouraging me - THANK YOU SUNNY. 
As did many others.  All those comments were so encouraging. Thank you too!

I think this was the third quilt I started - about 20 years ago.  
It took years because it took time to learn to make some of the harder blocks, and to have the confidence to try - like the feathered star,
(which was a tutorial from Molly's Place)
and learn to do prairie points, how to do borders. and to learn to free motion quilt. 
You may not remember but I sewed these squares around the feathered star 4 times to get them on straight!  Making sure my measurements were correct. (Some of my early blocks were not quite as perfect - causing me troubles)
The quilt took a long time too because I designed it as I went.  That took me a lot of thinking and hesitation time. Believe me instructions are so much easier. lol

And when I was turning the quilt in to the fair personnel - I almost just took it right back home, thinking it wasn't good enough.  
I really can't believe that I won.
Maybe - Just Maybe I've gained some confidence from this.
And if not, I've learned to at least just keep my mouth shut about my mistakes!

Happy Stitching,
Happy Linda


  1. Congratulations--and what a pretty quilt--just love the colors and the patterns in each block-so it took you a bit to do it--but you did it one bite at a time--
    enjoy the moments, di

  2. Congratulations! Very well deserved because it is beautiful.

  3. Congratulations!!!! I'm so glad you got it finished, and took it to the fair for others to love. Well done, my friend!!

  4. Congratulations Linda... How wonderful,the quilt is amazing and now others can admire it too...

  5. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! It's so so gorgeous - a well-deserved win!!!

  6. Congratulations...You are a very talented quilter. Your color selections are amazing. It is beautiful.

  7. Happy for you ! Congratulations !

  8. Many congratulations!! Your quilt looks amazing. It doesn't matter if it took you a while - I'm just finishing off a quilt started in 1999!!

  9. Hi Linda,
    WOW - congrats! This is a beautiful quilt and I can see why you won. That center feathered block with the prairie points is just beyond words. I sure hope it has given you some confidence. You deserve it and you earned this win. {{Hugs}} ~smile~ Roseanne

  10. Well done! Congratulations!! It looks phenomenal!


  11. Congratulations! What a beautiful quilt and a well-deserved win! x

  12. Wow, congratulations on winning 1st prize for your quilt, Linda. To think you were not going to enter it....amazing! It is beautiful!

  13. That is an incredible accomplishment, Linda!!!! It truly is one of the most beautiful quilts I've seen!!! I'm so happy for you to receive such honors for all your hard work!!!

  14. Congratulations Linda, It's beautiful. The pinks and purples are lovely together.