Saturday, June 6, 2015

I Won Most "Humerous"!

My new quilt guild's biannual show started today. I will be sharing photos from the show over the next few days.

I entered five quilts, four of which were original patterns incorporating  hand quilting, hand embroidery, and hand appliqué. When I arrived a friend told me I had won a ribbon! I never win ribbons.

Which quilt was it? Little Women, my hand appliquéd and hand quilted version of the 1952 pattern by Marion Cheever Whiteside Newton?

Was it I Will Lift My Voice Like A Trumpet, hand appliquéd and hand quilted, that took three years to research, design, and execute?

My original take on Princess Feather, also hand appliquéd and hand quilted?

Or my original story book quilt based on Pride and Prejudice, hand appliquéd and hand quilted?

It was Gridlock and it won "Most Humerous!" That is a real "boner".

I suppose it is funny and appropriate that "Humorous" was misspelled.

Gridlock was the name of the Giddyup block I received in an exchange with Dustin Cecil who I met on Flickr while we were making the Austen Family Album quilt with Barbara Brackman.

I set the block with items from my political handkerchief collection and two 1952 linen towels with funny political sayings.

Gridlock block by Dustin Cecil
Perhaps they should have had a "group" category because this quilt would not have been made without Dustin's Giddyup block!

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