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

regan

34 comments:

  1. SOOOOOO happy to have ♪♫ you back♫♪!! SOOOOO happy you've got a ribbon!!! I've been in love this quilt since day one and I think it truly deserves its ribbon. YAY for you Regan. Congratulation!!

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  2. Congrats on your ribbon. I LOVE orange and this quilt has always made me smile.

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  3. I love the three different borders and the color, of course. Congratulations on a ribbon. I'm sure the back made everyone smile!

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  4. Congratulations. Love everything about this quilt and the back is like the icing on the cake. Well done.

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  5. Congratulations on a well deserved ribbon. Love the colour...the blocks... the borders and the back is so fun. Sound's like you've been bitten by the 'show' bug. Have fun...xx

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  6. I am so happy for you Congrats!!!! so exciting. I LOVE the 3 different borders and of course the words on the back! did they say anything about that? This quilt has been a labor of love and it was well worth every minute, it is just stunning
    Kathie

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  7. A huge congratulations and very well deserved!! If I was the judge i'd have given it 200 out of 100 because both sides are brilliant !! It's great to hear from you, I've been thinking it's peony and zucchini time in your part of the world.

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  8. Hey girlfriend!!! I guess you can cut into that piece of orange plaid now!! LOL WAY TO GO!!!! Great job!! I'm not an orange fan - but this quilt is awesome!!

    Blessings and hugs!

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  9. How awesome!!!! I'm so thrilled for you. That quilt is spectacular and congratulations on getting a ribbon! I've been missing you, but it sure was time well spent.

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  10. Congratulations Regan !! Earning ribbons can be highly addictive.
    Glad to see you back again. I was missing you ;)
    Rose

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  11. Sooooo happy for you Regan!! I love seeing these Jubilee quilts finished and taking ribbons. My Jubilee Tribute still brings a smile to me and who cares that they weren't finished in a year? Well done, glad to see you back.

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  12. Geez, the abstract border is the best! Congrats on the ribbon.

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  13. Congratulations! Odd how that judge marked down because of the different borders ... I suppose he or she would prefer the more predictable kit-based quilt? (Not that I have anything against quilts made from kits, but my heart just sings when I see unique, creative quilts.)

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  14. That is fabulous and I LOVE the orange. An orange quilt is on my "list". Of course the back is wonderful too.

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  15. I also got a red! And I also had one judge that just hated my quilt, with my point spread from 86 to 95. Glad to know I'm not the only one!
    Good to see you're back...

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  16. congratulations!!! Your quilt in fantastic!

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  17. Love the orange. Love the backing. Love the details in the blocks. And I especially love your unique borders. Hard to believe that a judge would expect everything in the quilt to be matchy-matchy and even-steven. Where's his sense of adventure? As soon as I looked at your finished quilt, I thought of the asymmetry in borders of vintage quilts.
    Bravo on a well-deserved ribbon. It's a beauty, through and through.

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  18. Congratulation Regan you must be over the moon and deservedly so.
    It's a beauty and love the back.

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  19. CONGRATULATIONS Regan. I
    I like (not love) orange but I LOVE YOUR QUILT!!
    Ah, I knew you when......

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  20. Congratulations! LOVE the orange quilt... .the only thing the photo lacked was You standing beside it!!

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  21. Very cool! Congratulations! Do you have a bed for it or a wall? What a fun and inspiring quilt. Look forward to hearing more from you. Maybe some closeups of your machine quilting.

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  22. I remember a quilt teacher talking about a quilt she entered to be judged in two shows. The first judge commented that the background color was too bold and strong. The second complimented on the good choice of background color. So I don't pay a lot of attention to what a judge may have to say.

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  23. Congratulations! I agree with you about the judge- what a putz! The 3 different borders makes it perfectly charming!

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  24. Your jubilee quilt is just stunningly beautiful!!! congratulations!

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  25. Good for you Regan! And it's great to see you back in blogland :)

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  27. congratulations Regan!!! it looks incredible and how great to see both sides.

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  28. Congratulations on your ribbon Regan. It's a beautiful quilt. It's nice to see you posting again.

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  29. Lovely to hear from you again. Congratulations on your ribbon.

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  30. I love it!! well deserving of a ribbon and I see more in the future :)

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  31. Hi Regan, Congratulations on placing-that is impressive in itself. Love your quilt-great job! So I've been thinking of you, wondering how your weather has been and if it looks like an early fall. We are supposed to go to Mt.Rushmoor in Sept. but if it is cancelled I said we should hope a plane to NH or Maine. I know chances of getting lodging are against us, but it would be fun. Of course the weather gurus are saying we are going to have a early fall and winter, with really cold temps. Not sure I want to be trecking all over the country with bad weather. We've had enough floods here this summer. Hope you are well; sending hugs your way.

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  32. What a lovely quilt, wish I could see it in person. Thank you for sharing your talents.

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