Monday, October 19, 2015

A Fun Surprise!!!

Before I get to the surprise, I have to say sorry that it has been a little quiet around here this last week.  I had one of those "put a secret quilt together quick" kind of projects (for a friend for market, so I can share soon ;) which wouldn't normally keep me from blogging, but I was also fighting a monster cold  all last week.  So by the time I was done with the sewing that needed to be done, I just didn't have any energy left for blogging.  I barely even remembered to put a few things on Instagram, like the project below.  Apparently stuffy heads and social media don't mix well together ;)  But, I can tell you I did a lot of sewing last week,  and I have a lot to share coming soon ;)

And with that said . . . let's get to the Fun Surprise!!!  I got an email this weekend letting me know that my Unraveled Quilt, the Cottage Garden Edition, was selected as a finalist in the Modern Quilt Guild Riley Blake Fabric Challenge!!!!  Yippee!!!!  I can't tell you how much this brightened up my weekend, and I think it helped to chase away my cold too ;)

Unraveled is one of the quilt designs in the Modern Patchwork section of my book Irish Chain Quilts.  It is such a fun quilt to put together and I loved making it the second time every bit as much as I did the first time ;)

I really tried to push myself on the quilting of this one and I think it might be some of my all time favorite quilting I have done!!  So that just makes it all the more special for me ;)

I wrote lots more about this quilt when I originally posted the finish here, if you want to check it out ;)  This was just such a fun surprise for me and I am just tickled pink to have been chosen as a finalist!!!  Thanks so much to the Modern Quilt Guild and Riley Blake for hosting such a fun challenge!!  I look forward to these every year and love seeing all of the amazing projects everyone makes!! This is such an amazing community to be a part of :)

You can see all of the Finalist and Winner of the Challenge at the MQG Blog right here ;)

I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!

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  2. I have your book but want to finish up some things before I dive in - cannot make up my mind which one I want to do first - this one is in the mix definitely -

  3. Congratulations! It is a beautiful fun quilt. When you blogged about it, I thought that the quilting was so beautifully done. Haven't looked at the others yet, but I'm sure this quilt will be high on everyone's list.

  4. SEE? I TOLD you your quilting was good!!

    Now you get to go treat yourself to a LARGE order of fries!!! 😉😎

  5. Congratulations, wonderful quilt.

  6. Beautiful quilt. Congratulations!

  7. Yeah! Congratulations!!! This quilt turned out so nice and calm. There is just something about it that takes my breath away!

  8. Congrats-it is a beautiful quilt. Feel better soon :-)

  9. Happy happy for you! Congratulations! Glad you got that cold whupped, too!!

  10. Congratulations! Your quilt is beautiful and the quilting is amazing.

  11. How exciting! Congrats. Pretty quilt and the quilting is awesome.


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