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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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9 comments:

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

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

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  3. Congratulations on your win !

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  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!!

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

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  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!

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

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  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.

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

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