Friday, 17 August 2012

A reluctant winner ...

... the quilt, that is, not the owner. After several stops and starts for different reasons this quilt has been three years in the making.But the quilt knew something that I didn't because it demanded to be finished and yesterday it came first in the Contemporary Quilt section at Festival of Quilts. I was so surprised that I asked Hilary to check when she got to the exhibition area, which bless her she did and a very excited phone call followed! I don't even have a picture of the finished quilt - this is 'Byland Pieces' after it has been blocked, and edges removed  on the PC! Dianne saw my post on Facebook and suggested I post a picture here:


9 comments:

  1. Wow! And considering it's only a quarter of a quilt, too. Just kidding! Great asymmetrical composition and virtuoso technique. Always your strong suits. Congratulations!

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  2. Congrats! Well done .... now I am really sad I am not at the show this year and will not see it in person.

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  3. The quilt is great, and I'm glad I am able to see it in person. Debbie Kemball won first in traditional as well, so I had 2 friends on the winners wall. How about a grand get together at the Festival of Quilts next year?? I may have some accommodation available.

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  4. Congratulations Linda, it looked fabulous!

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  5. Congratulation Linda! Rewarding to come out on top!

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  6. congrats linda! i love your colors and quilting.

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  7. congrats linda! i love your colors and quilting.

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  8. I am so thrilled for you Linda B. After all the heartache and worry about fabrics and it lying flat and not getting it finished in time last year - what a way to end - on the Winners' Wall!

    It provoked a lot of positive comments and appreciation. I am sure the judges' comments were good as well.

    Hilary

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  9. Congratulations!! What a feeling! This is a real stunner.

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