Today I went for an on-line visit with my good friends at Hancocks of Paducah ... I have finally decided what I will do for my entry in this year's guild show. I will enter a miniature ... again ... I never feel like I'm going to have the time to enter a full size quilt. This year, I decided I'd like to try a miniature Baltimore style applique quilt. I purchased a couple of bali solids, because I really like the way they behave when needle-turning.
I also decided to grab a couple of the Old Sturbridge Village II fabrics they have out at approx $4.00 per yard. Lastly, I got the Miss Rosie quilt book ... another one I should have purchased while I was over there ... but I'll forgive myself :-) I will be able to use that book for lots of stash reduction exercises!
Back to the guild stuff ... 2001 was the first time I ever entered the guild show. I entered my Dear Jane quilt, and also my Sarah Johnson quilt. Imagine how staggered I was when my DJ won the prize for 'best first time entrant', and my SJ won the prize for 'best hand quilting'. OMG, I was super amazed. I have included the picture of my SJ here for you. 90% of the quilt was made with leftovers from my DJ. It's one of my favourite quilts I have ever made. In summer it lives on my bed, and in winter (because it's really not warm enough) it lives over the bannister in my lounge room.
Today Amy is off with friends learning how to Scrapbook, so I'm hoping to do some more painting. The wooden vertical is up in the kitchen, and I love it! Who else keeps stopping by to look at new things when you've done them ... I do!!