Tuesday, April 1, 2014

My First 1st

It has been an amazing weekend! My "Colors for Craig Street Cats" won a 1st place ribbon in its category. I was truly surprised. Even though I thought the quilt turned out lovely, there were sooo many beautiful quilts in the show with impeccable workmanship. I want to thank everyone for their lovely comments on the quilt from previous posts. A couple of times I felt a little discouraged and the comments pulled me through! Lynne from Craig Street Cats came by to see their quilt and she was very pleased. She's very anxious to get the raffle fundraiser going. This winter has been absolutely brutal on the animals outside. I believe it's the coldest winter in almost 100 years. Her vet bills from the frostbite cases alone have been overwhelming.

Now that my frantic rush to meet the deadline for the show is over, I think I have quilt withdrawal! Once I get the house back in order I think I will work on the projects I started in the Elaine Quehl workshops. The first is a raw edge applique poppy, and the second class was on Liberated Radial Piecing. My radial burst is 1/3 done:
I never usually finish my projects from workshops. I bring fabrics that are not my favorites because I find that once I understand the direction the techniques can take you my choices are all wrong anyway. This time I am pleasantly surprised and may actually finish my sample.

I did do some shopping at the show too :)
I haven't been big into threads, but this year I want to do a lot more free motion quilting so I bought some Bottom Line, Masterpiece and a beautiful grey/taupe 40wt variegated King Tut. Hamels is my favorite online store, and they didn't disappoint with their booth at the show. Each of those little packages contain 10 fat 1/8ths of batiks and were less than $10. I also bought a fat quarter bundle of Little Black Dress 2, a grey bundle and a brown bundle from various vendors.

All in all it was a fun weekend. Now I think I need to do some serious cleaning, before the dust bunnies attack me!!!
 
will be linking up with WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced and WIP Wednesday at the Needle and Thread Network. Check out what everyone else is working on!


Happy Stitching
corina

25 comments:

Margaret said...

That is a beautiful quilt! It must have been a true labour of love.

Lorette Cole said...

It's such a gorgeous quilt and Congratulations on your first win!! I LOVe your liberated radial! It's fun and bright... can't wait to see it finished!
Love your stash building finds at the show!

marshaleith said...

Hi- I love your quilt. Can't believe how quickly you got it assembled. And congratulations on the win.

I was at this workshop too...Are you the Corina that I gave the Bernina to??

Love the progress on you radial burst. Mine is still sitting...I only got 3 sets done, no wedges cut yet.

Brenda said...

Congrats! I saw it in person and it looks even better than in the photo. What was your category? I can't believe you got it done so quickly. great haul -- I did some damage at the Hamels booth too.

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Heather said...

I was at the quilt show and this was hands-down the most gorgeous quilt there!

Michele T said...

Congratulations!! It is beautiful - love it!!!

sherry said...

congrats!!!!!!
oh thread isn't it hard to resist...like buying candy

Linda said...

Congratulations! You must be so happy. It is an amazing quilt. It will raise a lot of money.

SuperMomNoCape said...

Congratulations Corina!!! The win was richly deserved as that quilt is stunning!

And I hope you do finish the radial burst... the colors are great.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Love your beautiful quilt!! And you did do some great shopping!!!!

MariQuilts said...

Congrats....how exciting!!

junacreationsuk.blogspot.co.uk said...

What a stunning colourful quilt, it's absolutely gorgeous and I hope it raises heaps for the cats.

katyquilts said...

Beautiful quilt! Congrats!

Ruth said...

Wow, when I saw this as a WIP and determinitaion to get it to the show I was hoping it would all come together for you and it has in spades. Congratulations!

wannabequilter.com said...

WOW! That's all I have to say....just WOW!

momiji said...

Congratulations on your prize! I have admired the quilt online and can only imagine how stunning it is in person.

Angela said...

Congratulations!

Joanne said...

Congratulations on the well deserved win!

sarah elizabeth :: {no} hats said...

WOW! Not surprised over here - stunning :)

Rachel said...

Colors for Craig Street Cats is beautiful! Did you pick fabrics for it or use scraps? The gradient makes it not look scrappy, and the black pinwheels really tie everything together. Nice work! No wonder it got a ribbon.

mrs.hands said...

Wonderful quilt! I just love rainbow color palettes :)

Tammy said...

Bravo Corina.. well done your quilt is gorgeous! I love love love it! Congrats on your first place win! No one deserves it more. :D

Regina said...

Congrats on your 1st place, very well deserved!
Your sample merits to get finished, it looks fantastic in those colours. And you did good to spoil yourself a bit at the show ...

Dedalina said...

Corina, felicitaciones, qué hermosura!!!!! Necesito hacerte un pedido mi hijo está trabajando en Toronto, somos de Argentina, está por poco tiempo, quisiera saber direcciones para comprar insumos de Patch (telas, hilos, cuters, etc) pues aquí nos vemos en grandes problemas para conseguir por internet por las restricciones impuestas. Un beso grande!!!!