Monday, June 30, 2014

I'm still here!!!

I really can't believe it's been nearly 3 months since my last post!  Cripes!  But I can honestly say that I've been crazy busy......and it was well worth it!

I finally finished My Jubilee quilt, and just in the nick of time to get it into the Vermont Quilt Festival!  The festival was this past weekend, and my two good friends, Pat and Suzanne, joined me for 3 fun-filled days at the quilt show!  And I have to say......I'm crazy-happy right now, because I got a 2nd Place Ribbon on my quilt!  Woohoo!  (Disclaimer:  ribbons are awarded by points system at this show, so there could be several 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons......not just one of each!)

But I got one!  Woohoo!  :o)

I was never dreaming my quilt could ever take a ribbon......mainly because MOST people don't like orange!  And my quilt 'smacks you in the face!' with orange!  So I was really shocked and totally delighted that the judges could get past that!  Yay!

AND.....their comments were kind and constructive......except for the one judge who gave me an 87!  (The other two gave me 95's!)  He didn't 'get' the different borders on the front of the quilt, which was inspired by my favorite quilt from the Red & White Show in NYC......antique, lovely, bold and independent......the 3 different borders were the best part of that quilt!  Why would I change that!?!

"Gotta think outside the box, Mr. Judgey!"  LOL

And I'm excited to be entering it in the Maine state show at the end of July, and my NH guild's show in October!  The validation from a ribbon is wonderful, but I just really want to share my work!  It's pretty fun and exciting to see your own quilt among the others at a show!  This was my first entry in a show, and I'm thinking it won't be my last!  :o)

And now that my quilt is done......I'll be back to blogging more often!  Really!!!  lol