Something new, and something blue. My DS was here for the weekend to attend a high school friends wedding. Maybe that’s why the saying popped into my head this morning.
The something old is a finish, the Unicorn Playground quilt is bound and finished. So sparkly and sweet. I think I should have used light pink thread to quilt it, the white isn’t really visible. They are secret unicorns.
Something new is a quilt kit I’m working on. Got it all cut out and I’m ready to put 150 little nine patches together. I think the organization skills from the Judy Niemeyer quilt are blending into my work habits. It’s an improvement to be sure. I didn’t work on sewing the star this past weekend, just got the pieces cut for the next section.
The “something blue” is exciting, a blue ribbon for Sew She Did. I was so surprised to get the email Thursday that my quilt had won Best Interpretation of Theme at PIQF this year. I entered the show first as a challenge to my creative self, and secondly thinking that I could get some exposure for my LA quilting. It worked out that way. My quilt was displayed in a central location, right next to the Cherrywood Prince exhibit. The lighting was good and it was hung singly, with nothing next to it. So fun to watch people looking at it and admiring it. I was very proud, and happy to share it.
When I went to pick it up yesterday, the man who was giving them back announced that I had won a ribbon to everyone else who was waiting for their own quilts. Everyone applauded me, it was very, well, nice and felt really good too. You can see all the winners for 2019 here PIQF 2019