The other day I showed you my Blue Plate Special quilt, but I forgot to tell you that I won ribbons for it! At our annual quilt show in 2006, I won a 1st place ribbon voted by the judges, but even better than that I won viewer's choice. For those of you unfamilar with quilt shows, everyone who comes is given a ballot and is asked to vote for their favorite and mine won by a landslide!! What a thrill for me. They liked my quilt!! That is a much better honor than having a judge give you a blue ribbon. The next year I designed this one which I call Baltimore Album goes to Carnival. The Baltimore Album style that was my inspiration is done in very traditional colors and I chose to do mine in these wild colors which I thought was reminiscent of carnival. I only got a second because they said the edges were wobbly :( Karen Stone, a wonderful quilt designer calls that a friendly quilt because it is "waving" at you! Here is a close up.
Thought I'd show you one more that I put in the show. I was inspired by Freddy Moran's house quilts and also the traditional school house quilt. I call this The Lights Are On But Nobody's Home. This isn't a very good picture of it, but I don't know how to delete it without starting all over again :( Haven't figured that out yet. Can anybody help me?
One of my quilting friends, Jeri is on her way over to bring me some applique to do. Our quilting group is doing a group quilt. We chose this great design by Piece O' Quilts. I will be appliqueing 2 of the borders. The applique is all done by hand so it is quite time comsuming but looks great when it's all done. I'll post a picture of our version when we finish it. I just love all the bright bold colors in it. Here is a picture of the quilt hanging at the Houston Quilt show a couple of years ago. Isn't it great?
I was thinking about how quilts are cosy and you can cuddle up in them on a cold winter's day. Many of us try to make our homes cosy for our family and friends. I found this quote by Mark Twain which I wanted to share:
Shut the door, not that it lets in the cold but that it lets out the cosyness
Hope this day brings you something good.