Monday, May 4, 2009

Surprised ... hell yes!!



The show is over again for another year and I WON! I got a huge shock.. I thought I'd stuffed the whole thing with my attempt at 'quilting' but I WON! First Prize in Intermediate and I WON AGAIN!! Best Traditional Quilt and here it is hanging on my wall in the lounge. I want to find a rail or something to hang my quilts on... I got vouchers from NZ Quilter (bought a neat book called Material Obsessions - sounds like me ah), Susan Clare at Toad Hall, Cherry Pie Quilt Patch and The Cloth Shop plus cash so it's going to be fun spending them. I've already bought more fabric from Arthur Toye to try a stack n Whack quilt! I've got the book called ONe Block Wonder Encore and it's full of neat hexagon shapes made by cutting 6 triangles all the same out of a busy fabric. Watch this space ah!So what have I learn't from it ... to persevere and STOP putting myself down!!! Oh and this is the quilt my friend Carol made. She used scraps including some of the selvedges that I was throwing out.. the ones that had no writing or spots on..

Pay it forward... I had two posts so Chris and Edwina I'll be sending something off to you in the next 6 weeks. It's on my diary. Edwina could you please email me with your address as I can't link into your blog.

6 comments:

Chris H said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You deserve it, you put a lot of thought and hard work into that quilt!

Erilyn said...

Hey girl, you deserved to win - x2! Such a cool idea, well put together, fitting the theme and paid with perseverence! Don't let it stop you putting work in to other challenges - next one, NZ Quilter :-)

Vicki W said...

Congratulations!

Draffin Bears said...

Huge Congratulations Karen -
I am so happy for you as I thought your quilt was fabulous and it looked like a winner.

Well done!

Have a great week.

Hugs
Carolyn

Jackie said...

Congratulations! What an awesome thing!

Helen said...

Wahoo, what a blast! I'm sorry I missed seeing you win. Well done!