9/12/14

Something old, something new

I’ve been playing with these old blocks. 

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They were pretty much of a piecing nightmare, so I took them apart and re-pieced them, using the original color combinations as often as I could.  And, I made a few extra blocks to go with them, to bring me to 16.  Of course, the layout doesn’t look like that anymore.  And, there were two red blocks that aren’t laying here because I thought one of the reds ran during steam pressing, but when I tested it this morning, it didn’t bleed, so they’re back in. 

But, that’s not what you want to hear about.  You want to hear about the something new.

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The Point is the Points won first place in its category, large pieced quilts. 

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And, A Place for Life to Happen won first place in its category, other techniques.  It also won Overall Best Quilting on a small quilt for the show (purple ribbon).

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The bird didn’t win anything, but that’s okay.  People are getting to see it and I’ll get feedback on it.

So, I’m pretty much walking on cloud 9 this morning.  I missed having Rob and Sydney there, but it was nice to be surrounded by my bee members, (four of us won ribbons!!!) and friends. 

Everybody have a great Friday.  Tomorrow, when the family goes to the show, I’ll take more pictures. 

Oh, and guess what?  A guy won best of show.  Whoo-hoo.  Yes, that man quilts, too.

Lane

21 comments:

Kay said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! I'm so happy for you. You deserve them.

Anonymous said...

That is awesome way to go!

greytone said...

I read your posts day after day, and have prayed your work be recognized.

I am delighted you have received these accolades! I just knew your 'Points' quilt was given a prominent placement for a good reason. CONGRATULATIONS!

You deserve every one!

Michelle Smith Hansen said...

CONGRATULATIONS! Well done. Just think .... all of that stress? for what? You had this in the bag. :)

lw said...

Yay!!!!!!!! The weird placement of your silk quilt didn't fool anyone-- it's a tour de force. Congratulations on a job well done!

Anonymous said...

I am delighted for you! I loved the two quilts which won prizes, and so did the (sensible) judges. Well done!

Lakegaldonna said...

Congrats!!!
You are right, walking on cloud nine! I think the judges were pretty darn smart there. Your silk quilt shown through the awful placement. There is some good in the world left.
Enjoy these moments and we are enjoying them with you.

Anonymous said...

WOW! We're impressed. Knew the points quilt would win and I expected the silk one to be "Best of Show". But even in the bad location the judges took note. Please take pics. tomorrow of the bird quilt. Today is our 56th anniv. My how time flies when your having fun. Couldn't be prouder of you and for you.lum

Anonymous said...

CONGRATS! I've been watching with interest to see if you win and Yes! You do deserve the recognition because both of those quilts are special. .....walking on air....
-Neame

Anonymous said...

Well-deserved! You really are an artist....
Elle

lindaroo said...

You wear your well-deserved ribbons with style! Congratulations!

Mari said...

Congratulations! How wonderful for you to have your work recognized. Love your work--nice job!

Megan said...

Yaaaaaaay Lane. I'm really thrilled for you. Soak up the good feeling, enjoy sharing it with Rob and Sydney, and float!

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Hazel said...

Congratulations , you deserved the ribbons .well done Lane .

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. Way to go.
cindy

Kath said...

That's wonderful, I couldn't be more pleased. Sending you a big English congratulatory hug!

Anonymous said...

Missed you at work so glad to catch your news here lane! Congratulations! Roberta

Barb H said...

Congratulations, Lane! Well done!

Becky said...

I have been on pins and needles, waiting to hear!! We were traveling, celebrating our 40th Anniversary, and we didn't have internet. I had to wait to get home this afternoon to see what happened!

YIIIIPPPPPPPEEEEEEEE!

I am so proud of you!!!
Love ya,
Becky

Rebecca Grace said...

Yay! Congratulations, Lane, for VERY well deserved ribbons and accolades! I hope the cold meds help you to put that illness on the back burner today and enjoy the show with your family.

Barbara said...

Congratulations!