Monday, March 28, 2016

No Place Like Home

I'm back from an awesome Florida vacation!  10 days, 11 nights, hiking, canoeing, biking, and beaches!

While I was away the crumb quilt was in the Tyler quilt show and got 2nd place in modern quilts!! I wasn't able to attend, but several people took pictures for me. This was my first show to enter a quilt in and I worried that things like uneven quilting or my habit of back stitching repeatedly rather then burying threads would make my quilt sub par to the others there. Needless to say, I was tickled pink to win a ribbon.

Even from the best vacation, it's always good to get back home. All the better to arrive to a pile of mail for Cil!  There were 4 sets of blocks waiting for me and a goody box from Summer and her friends in Houston!

Thanks to Summer, Sheila, Barb, Marion, Karen, Caroline, Lillie, and Carolyn for the blocks, fabric, and thread! (Rory also really enjoyed the plastic bag that the blocks were in).

The March block drive is wrapping up shortly but there is still plenty of time to send in blocks if you want to. Meanwhile, the April block will be a bit more complex! The post is scheduled to go up soon (Thursday? I think.)   Also remember, we are featured in the Hands2Help charity quilt challenge this year so be sure to follow along with all the fun tips and link ups there.

I have a paper to finish for school today and then I am going to settle in for a quilting marathon. The to-be-quilted pile is getting out of hand!


  1. Congratulations for getting the second place ! Your quilt design is really interesting.

  2. Congratulations for getting the second place ! Your quilt design is really interesting.

  3. Congratulations, Kat!!! Gorgeous quilt, definitely ribbon-worthy quilting and those scraps, that had a lot of fight left in them, just WON!!!

  4. Hiking, canoeing, biking and beaches sounds just wonderful!! Congratulations on your 2nd at the show. I entered my first quilt show last September and got a Judge's Merit ribbon - it's so exciting isn't it?

  5. Congrats! on a wonderful vacation AND a wonderful WIN. It's an AWESOME quilt and was TOTALLY deserving of a ribbon!!

  6. Whoo hoo!! Congratulations on your ribbon :-)

  7. Congratulations on your finish. I haven't been brave enough to enter a show yet