Thursday, January 28, 2016

Ellen's Quilt in Progress

Just sharing a little progress on Ellen's quilt...

I am having quite a bit of fun with this on!  Ellen sent me a photo of a beautiful quilt she found on the internet heirloom quilted with Nemeshing filler.  We adapted it to her beautiful quilt and I'm so thrilled with how it is coming along!  This quilt is 84" x 85", we are using two layers of Hobbs 80/20 and Bottom Line in both the top and bobbin. 

Lots of other projects are happening but not a ton that I can share publicly just yet.  I am keeping busy though!  I did marathon this little baby quilt for Cindy this past weekend, it turned out so cute!  I wasn't able to get spectacular photos of it unfortunately as she needed it back in a hurry.

Nancy Donovan was kind enough to share some photos with me of my quilt hanging at Road to California also!  Do you see who I am hanging next to??  To the left of my quilt is 3rd place winner in my category Margaret Solomon Gunn's quilt entitled Ode to Spring.  To the right is Elizabeth's Butterflies by Corey Allendar who won an Honorable Mention.  Woot woot!  Congratulations to those talented ladies and yay for hanging next such beauties!

There is so much news to share I feel like this is becoming a real run on blog!  I am scheduled for two articles to appear in Machine Quilting Unlimited early this year so look for those!  I am over the moon thrilled about them as it is such an honor to have the opportunity to write for my all time favorite magazine.  I don't think it gets much better than that! 

I have a quilt hanging in a local show about an hour from me and the opening reception is in about two weeks.  I'm thrilled for that and hope to have good news to share!  This is my first time entering so it's kind of exciting to have a quilt at a local venue where I can actually see it hanging.  Woohoo!  Farmpark is always a really good show too so I will be sure to share lots of photos with you.  Until then!  Back to work for this girl!


Leeanne said...

Loving Ellens quilt! The textures are dreamy!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just stunning work - and oh my, your new selfie photo is just fabulous. Terrific job all the way round there girl!

Julee said...

Beautiful work !

Rettabug said...

CONGRATULATIONS VALERIE!!! I just heard you won a 1st place BLUE RIBBON for your beautiful Emerald Tapestry quilt!!!! I'm so stinkin' proud of you, Honey, I am dancin' in my chair.