Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Caitlyn Handbag

Last week when we dropped off our quilts at the Lake Farmpark show in Kirtland, we did lunch and then stopped at a couple of quilt shops.

I decided that I needed this pattern by Betz White.

I still had some of this great fabric that I bought at Joann's.

The directions were easy to following and had a lot of great diagrams.

It's a much smaller purse then I have been carrying, so I think I will have to eliminate some of the stuff I carry!!

My Spinning Sampler quilt received a Red Ribbon!!!

One of the items on my 'Bucket List' was to win a ribbon at a Quilt Show. 
I'm so excited that I can cross that off of my list!! 

I found out today that my Spinning Sampler quilt received a 2nd Place Ribbon in the
General Pieced, Mid size category of the 2012 Lake Farmparks Quilt show!  The General category is for those quilters that pieced their quilt and then someone else quilted it.

If I was to give an acceptance speak I would have to thank the following people:
My Dear Husband Jim for putting up with quilting projects all over the house.
My friend and longarm quilter Jennifer McCann for her great quilting and support.
My friend and fellow quilter Leita Shahan for suggesting that I enter this quilt and coming up with the great name.
Marti Michell for teaching the class I took in 2010 and providing a tool that helped me to improve my piecing.
Gayle Norman instructor of Cottonpickers Quilt Shop Marti and Me Club, for her encouragement.
God for giving me the time and talent to improve my piecing.

Below is the story I submitted with my quilt.

I took a class from Marti Michell using her Perfect Patchwork Templates at the 2010 Lake Farm Park’s Quilt Show. She displayed a number of samplers in class in 12” and 6” sizes. So I started one using my Scarlet and Gray stash that includes twelve 12" blocks on point, with a 24" Carpenter’s Wheel center medallion block.

Starting at the top the 12 blocks used in the quilt are Rising Star, Weathervane, Northern Lights, Rosette, Pieced Star, Hidden Star, Rolling Sawtooth Star, Ohio Star, Dutchman’s Pinwheel, Sweet Sixteen, Martha Washington Star, Wild Goose.

I used a layout I found in Electric Quilt’s EQ7 and then added a border that includes 200 Flying Geese. I’m not sure what really possessed me to make that many Flying Geese??

Jennifer McCann’s quilting really adds to the final overall presentation of this quilt.

So I have a question. can I now say that I'm an award winning quilter??