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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A lucky find at local Quilt Show!

A friend asked me to volunteer for the set up of a local quilt show. I have to admit that I didn't really want to, but I showed up. Shame on me, cuz I made some good contacts in the quilting and art world! I look forward to developing these contacts and relationships in the future.

Local groups set up booths on the actual day of the event, including my Eugene Modern Quilt Guild. I stopped by the booth and found a baggie full of cut half-square triangles in 1930s types of fabrics for 25 cents!!! I snatched those up and have sewn them together, making them one of my most recent "works-in-progress":

A pile of lovelies!

Close up shot of the actual fabrics

I can't wait to play around with them some more to find out what they'll become! I know that there will probably be stars involved, and I believe it needs some red added to it, don't you think?

1st Place at the Local County Fair!

Unbelievable! I've never entered anything in the county fair in my life. I had a few items sitting around and thought, What the heck! Here's the winner in the "Quilted Tableware" Category:

Bright Reds & Whites

Friendship Star centers

Reversible back

Another New Project

I'm starting to make some cute aprons, and this is just the beginning:

I love the birdcage fabric. This will have 4 scalloped pockets when complete. (Pattern by Vanilla House Designs, "Pocket Aprons" #P115)

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  1. Congratulations on your win! And good luck with all your HSTs. Adding some red to them will look great!

  2. Congrats! The pattern looks great and so does the color/fabric combo.

  3. Congratulations on your win !

  4. Congrats on your Fair first place-it's a very pretty table runner. I just posted pic's of my fair winnings too this week!!

  5. Congratulations on your County Fair win! It's a beautiful runner!

  6. So much good news all packed into this post, Julie! What a great deal on the bag of scraps. I agree.... A little red would be a great addition. Congratulations on your first place win for your gorgeous runner. And have fun getting to know your newest friends!

  7. Congrats on the Fair win Julie! Love the scrap did I miss that???

  8. Congrats on getting first place. That's awesome for your first ever entry. I'll be really excited to see what you make from those HST blocks you picked up. I love finding scrap fabrics like that.

  9. Congrats on your win! I love that table runner. :)