Sunday, June 27, 2010

Best of Class!

My crazy quilt won Best of Class in the Traditional Other category at Wichita's Prairie Quilt Guild's quilt show, Common Threads, this past weekend! There weren't many quilts in that category but the judge will only award ribbons if she feels the quilts are worthy of the prize so I was excited to win the ribbon!

Seeing my quilt hang in the show was great but I was surprised to see how dark it looked. When I tried to take a photo of it, the fabric appeared grayish blue. In the photo above, the colors are more true but a little brighter than in the quilt. Click on the photo for a closer look.

This past weekend, I finished hand-piecing the three piece tumbling blocks for the tumbling block quilt from the book, "Remembering Adelia". Tomorrow, I'd like to piece the blocks which just have two pieces and start arranging and rearranging the tumbling blocks to get the colors balanced. Unfortunately, I'm not one of those quilters who can randomly stitch blocks together. I like a controlled scrappiness.

The next step after I'm satisfied with the layout is stitching the blocks together into rows and then the rows together. Perhaps that will be something for me to do on Wednesday, the day I'm having dental work done. Its work that needs to be done so I'm trying to prepare myself for the worst part of it for me - the needle sticks (cringe!) and the numbness. Difficult to talk, drink or eat, that leaves me with napping and, as the numbness goes away, I'll plan to do some stitching as a reward for making it through another session at the dentist!


  1. CONGRATS Mayleen ! ! ! ! ! !

    How wonderful that your CQ won ! ! !
    It is a thing of beauty.

    Hugs & ♥♥♥s,

  2. Congratulations!~Well deserved! This is so beautiful! How long did it take you? Did you do it in blocks? I'm just curious about more info., I should probably scroll back through your blog... I'm so happy for you and so glad that you showed this lovely quilt. :)

  3. Hooray! Congratulations! It is a well deserved award!

  4. PS: I am so impressed I sent your picture/blog to a couple of my close quilty friends & my Mom. Again, excellent work!

  5. Congratulations. I am happy for you. This is certainly a piece of art.

    I'm so happy for you and your quilt

  7. OH Mayleen - I am so excited about your winning. The quilt is absolutely beautiful and there is no doubt that it deserved to win the highest honors.

    I am so pleased to call you friend.

    Hugs - Marie

  8. Best of Class is an awesome win for you! Congratulations! Kudos! Don't let your dentist visit spoil a thing.

  9. Congratulations!!

    Loved the look of what I saw in your photo, and would like to see the whole quilt!!

    I'm just starting to get into CQ, having joined the CQforNewbies yahoo group and trying to learn all I can, along with starting my "shiny" stash for it!!


  10. Congratulations - well deserved!!