Sunday, August 09, 2009

Why there are UFO's...

Seriously! This is an 8-hour block! One block! People complete entire quilts in less time! So admittedly my paper piecing skills are a little rusty, and hopefully as I go along this will be faster, or it really will end up as a UFO! BTW - This is the pattern and fabric that got me in trouble in Chicago at the end of the show.

Knowing me, this one will probably get is soooooo challenging, and I do love a challenge. I admit to having ADD. I do get bored easily. Which I guess is why that "just can't cut it," a pattern with a bunch of large squares and rectangles, still isn't completed.

So, Marva called me with good news today - RA, aka The Sunshine Quilt, won second place at the quilt show. Actually third place, but who am I to argue? There was a tie for first place! How bout that? I've never won a ribbon in my life, never even crossed my mind that this could be in the running for a ribbon, so that was pretty cool.

When life hands you lemons, make lemonade. When it hands you tomatoes, make Bloody Mary's!"


SHankins said...

Jeanette, This block is stunning. I love, love, love it! It reminds me of a kalediscope, something I've loved since I was a kid. What are your plans for this block?

Regina said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Your first ribbon and for such a nice quilt.

I can't wait to see what the other blocks in this current project look like, this one is stunning! The blue is mesmerizing. Are those Cherrywoods??

lenasdaughter said...

Thanks Sandi and Regina! I am so lucky to have such wonderful complimentary friends!

Regina, remember you told us about the great sale when we were in Chicago? I forget what the sale was, something like buy one thing, get 50% off something else. I was ON MY WAY OUT when I saw Karen and the other ladies in the store looking at some stuff when I saw this quilt. It's a block of the month and this was the first block. The others are equally stunning and equally challenging! Stay tuned!

Thank you Dear Friends!