Monday, February 24, 2014

I Won Bronze!!!!!

Wow, Wow, and Triple Wow!!! I am just brimming over with emotions right now I don't really know what to say.   I guess I just need to say it - My Back to Basics quilt took 3rd in the Modern Quilt Guild Riley Blake Challenge.   EEEkkkk!!!!  Seriously, I probably sound like one of those stammering Olympians when the reporter asks them how they feel about winning a medal.  I am overjoyed, humbled, excited, honored, and thrilled and I just can't stop smiling.  Is there a word for that??


Thank you so much to the Modern Quilt Guild for putting on such an amazing challenge.  I mean 390 entries, that is amazing!!!!   And oh, it was so much fun.  I loved seeing all of the wonderful projects created with just 6 basic fabrics.  The amount of creativity and all of the entries were just incredible!!    Thank you to Riley Blake for sponsoring this challenge and letting us all work with your awesome basics!!!


And Thank You to each of your wonderful readers who stop by.  I can't begin to explain how your sweet comments and wonderful emails inspire me to keep creating.  You are such a wonderful motivating influence for me and you push me past my boundaries and to greater heights.  Thank you for that. It means so very much thank you are sharing this journey with me.


And one last note,  several of you have asked if I will be making a pattern for this quilt.  The answer is Yes ;)   I have it started and plan to have several size options as well.  I would love to say I will have it done by the weekend but we have friends coming to stay so I know that is probably not going to happen.  So let's just say it is Coming Soon :)

Thanks again for popping in each day and making my day a truly Happy Quilting one!!!  Here's wishing you a truly Happy Quilting Day as well :)
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82 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Yours deserved it!

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  2. Congrats :o) Funnily enough I was reading about Oscar speeches the other day, but you didn't hit any of the common 'thankees' ;o)

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  3. Super! I love your quilt design!

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  4. I meant to say,also, yours was my favorite!!!

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  5. So Awesome! Yours was my favorite of them all so I am glad you won a prize.

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  6. Oh well done !!!! It is an awesome design, deserving of being one of the winners.

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  7. Congratulations! Well deserved, Melissa!

    Blessings,
    Jodi
    mtnfamily2013@yahoo.com

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  8. Congratulations! Loved it even before you won the bronze!

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  9. Congratulations and I love the quilt!!! Looking forward to the pattern.

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  10. Congratulations I'm so happy for you!!!!!!

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  11. Awesome! Congratulation Melissa! I loved this quilt the moment I saw it few months ago ;)

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  12. I love how this quilt looks so random but since I've been visiting your site and doing your QALs I can see the blocks you used. I'm learning! This is great!

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    1. Crap, I forgot to say CONGRATS! You totally deserve it!

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  13. Congratulations, I can feel your excitement oozing through the internet.

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  14. Congratulations on your well deserved win! Be proud of your work!

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  15. Congratulations! Beautiful quilt.

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  16. Fabulous! Well done and well deserved! A great quilt!

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  17. Congrats!!!! Yay for a pattern too!

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  18. Congratulations…it's a beautiful quilt :)

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  19. A well deserved congratulations. And, that circular quilting was the perfect compliment to all those angles. Be proud!

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  20. Congratulations! Such an awesome accomplishment! I would have voted it #1!

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  21. Congratulations. Well deserved honor.

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  22. I saw that! Congratulations from one Melissa to another! Well done! :)

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  23. Congratulations, its a gorgeous quilt and your win is so well deserved! Louise xx

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  24. Congratulations Melissa... How very exciting and well deserved! Thank YOU for continuing to inspire!

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  25. Congratulations!! it's so much fun when someone you know wins too!!

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  26. Yay! Congrats Melissa! You deserved it...it's awesome

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  27. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! Your quilt is incredible! I am so excited for you!!

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  28. Hi!!!! Congrats!!!!! It is very lovely!!!!!

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  29. Congratulations! I am very happy for you, and excited to see the pattern

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  30. Congratulations on your well deserved accolade.

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  31. Congratulations Melissa. How exciting for you!

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  32. Congratulations! It looks great!

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  33. Congrats, Melissa!!! That would be a great modern QA quilt! Your quilts are so much fun. Have a good time with your company that is coming.

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  34. Wonderful news!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  35. W00t! Congratulations to one of the most inspiring individual members of MQG. Well deserved.

    Kay (aka Stitching Times)

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  36. Congratulations Melissa!! How cool for you. I bet you are just over the moon :)

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  37. Congratulations! This is such a great quilt and well deserved.

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  39. WOW this is such exciting news. A huge congratulations. This is so deserving. You did a fabulous job and it turned out so very pretty. Hope you have a fun weekend

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  40. Congratulations on such a deserving honor! I love your quilt.

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  41. Congratulations! You deserve it!

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  42. Congratulations Melissa! You deserve it! Beautiful!

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  43. Congrats! A well deserved win and such a pretty quilt.

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  44. Congratulations. You certainly deserve it, it's beautiful.

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  45. Whoohoo! Way to go! You did a great job and I'm glad to see it recognized and rewarded.

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  46. Congratulations! Your circular quilting is incredible.

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  47. Congratulations Melissa! I love everything about your Back to Basics quilt and am thrilled to see it recognized as a winner!

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  48. Congratulations!!!! I'm so, so happy for you!!! You're a great designer, and that just proves it (to you, we already know it!!) Hugs, H in Healdsburg

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  49. I saw that news. Congratulations. It is well deserved.

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  50. Eeeck is right, Congratulations!

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  51. Yay! Congrats! You totally deserve this!!!!

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  52. Wheeee! Congrats!
    linsquilts.blogspot.com

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  53. Congratulations! Can't wait for the pattern, this quilt is a favourite .....along with all your others of course! :-)

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  54. Congratulations Melissa!! Your quilt is gorgeous and I look forward to the pattern too!!

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  55. Congratulations, Melissa! Your quilt is wonderful and you really deserve to win. You are a great asset to this quilting community/revival. Thank you for all you do!

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  56. You go girl!! Am very happy for you, and it's very well deserved!

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  57. Totally and completely AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!! Just like you and your quilt!!! Absolutely crushing on your quilt and the way you quilted it!!

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  58. Congratulations, Melissa! Well done!

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  59. Wonderful! Good for you! Just told several quilting club members to check out your blog. They saw my quilt a long center block at the sewing retreat.

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  60. Congratulations! Beautiful quilt. I just admire your talent and creativity. I am looking forward to buying this pattern. :)

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  61. Congratulations! Beautiful quilt. I just admire your talent and creativity. I am looking forward to buying this pattern. :)

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  62. Congratulations! Such a beautiful quilt. I have to keep looking at it it's so pretty. Can't wait for the pattern as I want to make it right away! Can you start by sending out the fabric supply list?

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa