Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy and Sad Weekend

Here are my entries to this past weekend's quilt show. It was a beautiful show and Go Postal helped take it down Saturday night. A few hours later his father fell and broke his hip. He has had surgery Sunday. He will begin his long journey of rehabilitation today. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.

The scrap rail fence quilt above was hand pieced by my Great Grandmother Leah Stone Lindig for my Mom as a gift for her High School graduation. I added the border and tied it (Mom had already bought the fabric for the border and told me that her Grandmother would have tied it because she was a no nosense mother of eight).

This is Fannye's Quilt. It is a split hexagon, english paper pieced. I appliqued it to the navy background and Mrs Goodneedle quilted it for me. The judges gave the machine quilting high marks! It is wonderful!!!

And here is Chocolate Chickens. The binding got stitched down just hours before the entries were due! The 12 pieced blocks were SO 2007 $5 quilt blocks and Quiltkeemosabe chose the fabrics (she did a great job). We used templates to cut the pieces and it really helped me make more complex blocks than I usually tackle.

What a treat, my first blue ribbon. Chocolate Chickens benefited from wonderful long arm quilting (same quilter as Salem Stitcher's Best of Show!) The ribbons were so cool as well, I told Go Postal this one may have to hang in the new sewing room....its like a little piece of art.


Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I am so sad to learn of the fall and subsequent surgery. Please tell GP we're praying for his Dad and the family.

Your ribbon was well deserved,your quilts all showed so well!


quiltkeemosabe said...

Sorry to hear about Going Postal's father and his broken hip. Hope everything mends quickly and he's feeling better soon. congratulations to you on your quilt show entries. You did great work and have some beautiful quilts to show for your efforts. (and a really cool ribbon!)

Salem Stitcher said...

Oh no! Tell GP's Dad I'm thinking about him and wishing him a speedy and thorough recovery. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.

Carrie P. said...

You had some great quilts in the show. I really liked the rail fence. Congrats on your ribbon.
Hope go postal's dad doing well.