Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy Tuesday

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

AQS had a great show in Lancaster.  I think it is the highest quality of quilts on display so far.  They don't allow photos to be shared on social media but click the image below to see the winners.


I was one of the many non winners at show and proud to be among them I can tell you!  There were so many stunning traditional quilts and some incredible art quilts too.

My friend Betsy took this silly photo of me at the end of the day.  My favorite part?  Jumping the white chain to get near my quilt.   What can they do?  It's mine, lol.

I've been working on my workshop samples for my Hex Vex class next month in NJ.  Here are a few:
I forgot how fun these are to make.

On a previous post a few readers (who were non-reply) asked about what I call my baby head fabric.  Jill and I bought it in several different colors because we just loved it.   I've had it for years and I'm not sure if you can still get it.
 Here is the selvage with the information.

I saw a new bird!  I have a very casual life list going and I had to look this fellow up in my field guide.

He is a Pine Siskin. In this last photo he was on to me and flew away.  Thanks for having lunch at my house Mr. Striped Handsomeness.

And this one is for Mary who always asks about coco.  She has weathered her week at dog camp (I call it dog jail) very well.  Too well, in fact.   After picking her up, she was 'over us' within the hour.

I wish she could learn to take it easy!  Have a great St. Patrick's Day.  Don't drink to much Green Beer :)

And finally thank you to everyone on FaceBook and Instagram that have sent me such nice comments on my Jubilee Quilt.  Your opinions mean more to me than any judges every would.  xo

33 comments:

  1. You're still a winner to me, that quilt is fabulous and I bet so many people enjoyed seeing it which is the point of quilt shows. Good to see Coco taking it easy. Love the hexies too.

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  2. How exciting to see your quilt in the show. I can't imagine there being another quilt to match it in the stunning category! It looks beautiful hanging there :0) And, it looks like you dressed to match - lol. The hexies look like lots of fun - I bet it will be a great workshop.

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  3. Love your beautiful Jubilee Quilt...glad you jumped the chain for a photo...too funny- you probably scared the daylights out of security. Spring must be just around the corner. Pine Siskins (darling little birds) are filling up at my feeders, too. They're getting ready for the flight back north. Nice to see Coco.

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  4. Your quilt is such a super stunner and I bet was heartily admired by many!! It's a great photo of you in front of it! That baby head fabric makes me laugh. Such a cute little bird. It's so handy have a bird indentifier list near the window, we're always checking out ours when a new bird visits. Sweet Coco looks worn out by her time away!

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  5. Your quilts are always amazing winners in my book! Enjoyed your cruise photos too. Looks like spring is on the way!

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  6. What a fun photo of you and your quilt! Wish I could be there for your hexie class. They look great! Oh, poor tired Coco. Never seen that bird out West. Nice photo of him.

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  7. It looks wonderful hanging in the show. Congrats on a fabulous quilt. So glad you got to enjoy it.

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  8. Your quilt looks fantastic hanging there. I love that your top matches your quilt ( or looks like it in the picture).
    Happy St. Pat's day

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  9. Your quilt is fantastic Barb and glad you got to jump the rope.
    Jill sent me a little magnet with the baby head in it.
    Can you buy those magnet kits in the USA? I would love to get hold of some to make gifts. Point me in the right direction if you have any info.

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  10. you match your quilt! and what are you going to do with the baby head fabric?

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  11. I figured they wouldn't notice you posed there with your quilt because your top blends so well you would be camoed (is that a word?).
    What a wonderfully expressive photo of you, too. : )
    Great patriotic hexies. You do such clever things with patriotic fabrics.
    The baby head fabrics are a hoot.
    If Mr. Striped Handsomeness knows that is what you call him he may choose to stick around more and be admired.

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  12. Now that is class, dressing to co-ordinate with our quilt! It looks grand hanging there and you should be very very proud!

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  13. I can't believe your quilt did not win a ribbon! it is beyond amazing and beautiful! Congratulations and I know you will be creating even more wonderful quilts!

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  14. I remember how much joy making the Americana hexies gave to Jill too. She said they were addictive. Nice to hear the show was good. Coco is a hoot! Hopefully you have your own chairs, since she obviously takes over the couch! lol

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  15. I think your quilt should have had a ribbon on it. I saw some names I recognize in the winners lists. Seems like a lot of professional quilters won.

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  16. Hello Barb !
    I'm so glad you had a great moment in Lancaster ! Participate to this kind of show must be so encouraging and your photo is so fun !!
    Congratulations again !
    Your hexies are cute !
    Make a big kiss to Coco ! She seems te be very busy LOL !^^

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  17. Your posts always seem to inspire me to try something new! Your hexies are terrific and to me, a whole new way of looking at hex design. Envious of "your" pine siskin! I haven't been to the camp in several weeks and that is where I see most of my birds. LOL - my lab mix McKenzie uses the exact same position as Coco to snooze on the foot of our bed!

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  18. Awww, you're such a sweetheart! I love that last line of your post. And YAY -- you jumped the rope!!! Rules are meant to be broken - especially when it's your quilt. You and your quilt look fabulous -- what a wonderful achievement -- Congratulations!!!!

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  19. When I wasn't teaching, I went to view the quilts and immediately recognized yours from previous blog posts. It was so lovely, and very well done! Congratulations on being a contestant!

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  20. That's one of my all time favorite photos of yours!

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  21. Oh my God, I love your selection of hexs. Am taking your class and can't wait!
    Norma

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    1. Thanks Norma! Looking forward to it!

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  22. You are always a winner with me. Your quilt is so beautiful. I love your hexies. We get a few siskins. I love watching or birds. Hugs

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  23. Your quilt is beautiful and you are a first place winner in my book.

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  24. You look so wonderful with your quilt! I'm happy to see that you dressed accordingly! I've never had a Pine Siskin at my house in town, but my mother has them (next town but in the country) and they are spectacular. I wonder what Coco thinks of your birdies? I'm sure she is just glad you are back!

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  25. Your hexies are fantastic! I wish I could take your class. I suddenly have the urge to buy patriotic fabric! LOL Coco is just too cute! :) Great fun pic with your quilt too!

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  26. I would have loved to be at the show to see you and your quilt in person! You are a winner by being honored to have it hang there. I can't wait to see what you do with the patriotic hexies! Looks interesting.

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  27. I love how your shirt matches your quilt! Beautiful!

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  28. Great quilt. Great photo. Good work jumping the rope sometimes rules must be broken! I've started some hexies lately as well. They are tons of fun to stitch.

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  29. Well I would have given you a prize - the hand applique and hand quilting is just stunning and has been inspirational to me! Great photo:)

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  30. I want to take your Hex Vex class! Yours are so cool - love all of the fabrics. Coco probably just got worn out after showing so much love when you got home!

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  31. Your quilt is beautiful, Barb! A princess feather is on my bucket list too, and your design is really pretty. And congratulations on getting into the show!

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