Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Goodness Gracious!

Goodness Gracious! Is that a phrase you grew up hearing? I did.

And "goodness gracious" is about all I can say after what happened at the fair on Saturday.

I won a rather surprising ribbon for one of my entries.

That ribbon is something, isn't it? It covers up half of my little quilt! This is one of three quilts I entered. And to be honest, I entered them practically on a last-minute whim.

As I was finishing my 6-Point Star quilt, I had in mind that I would put it in the fair. It was the motivation I needed to keep my efforts focused on finishing it. You can read about my finish here, or do a general search of the blog for '6-point star' for lots of progress reports.

This quilt got a blue ribbon in the hand-pieced/hand-quilted category. That was gratifying news.

I entered my little doll quilt, too; it got a red ribbon.

And then there is my miniature quilt - Pincushion Stars. I began it back in January and finished it in early February. Click here to read about the finish, if you like.

I still have a hard time believing that this was selected for BoS; there were several very accomplished quilters in the same department, so I was definitely not expecting it.

And just so you know that I won't be getting a big head over this, my drive home from the fair served to keep me on an even keel. My car broke down; I had to call a girlfriend to come fetch me as DH was out for the day and a tow truck had to retrieve the car. I still have not heard from the mechanic what is wrong with it. Geesh. 

I have linked up with Sew Fresh Quilts/Let's Bee Social; check it out for a dose of inspiration!

Happy Quilting, Friends!



8 comments:

QuiltSue said...

Sorry about the car, but we'll done on winning Best of Show.

Tami Von Zalez said...

Wow! So exciting - you are inspiring me to enter something in next year's fair. I have my eye on The Gypsy's Wife pattern.
Congratulations !

sewyouquilt2 said...

congrats on the wins! too bad about the car. hoping it will be back in service soon.
those quilts are gorgeous

Vicki in MN said...

Congrats on that awesome ribbon on your adorable little quilt! our 6 point star caught my eye on Scraptastic Tuesday :-)

Nicky said...

Bravo on all those ribbons and Best in Show! What a lovely surprise but a worthy winner. Thank you for joining up with #scraptastictuesday!

Kathi Riemer said...

Congratulations!!! It is fun to get an award, especially if you aren't expecting it.

Wendy said...

Congratulations! All the quilts are lovely, but I especially like the doll quilt!

Jayne said...

Congrats! What a wonderful way to celebrate your beautiful quilt!