Monday, June 15, 2015

I'm Tickled Pink and Blue!

I  had a less than favorable week last week...
but the weekend 

made up

It was our guild's quilt show 
(that only happens every other year)
I had two quilts entered into it.
The one quilt was my Coastal Lily quilt.
Pattern by Minick and Simpson.
I got it back from the quilter two days before the deadline to 
turn it in.
But I made it 
and I couldn't have been more

I even a few minutes at my son's home to do a little
photo shoot, with the assistance of my sweet DIL,

If you remember, Thelma aka Miss Cupcake and I started 
our quilts together. 
She of course finished way faster than I did...
and you have seen her quilt everywhere...
and if you are like me...
I am just drooling whenever I see it pop up on Pinterest
or other places!

 I went with a beachy look for my Coastal Lily.
I grew up at the beach...
so it just seemed  fitting.
I honestly wanted to get out of appliqueing those circles...
so I made mini yoyo's instead.
I am not sure if that was a good idea...
but there you are.

It was so sunny 
and very hard to not have glare.
But I think you can see some of the detail that
my quilter did.
Her name is Jeri at A Thread Above.
She was inspired by Judi at Green Fairy Quilts (of course).

And here are a couple of 
photos from the show.

Notice the blue ribbon there?
Guess who got Best of Show?

Yes! Me!

Happy dance!
It was such a fun surprise!
I was tickled pink to say the least!

Oh... and more good news from the weekend...
my cat, who disappeared on Monday showed up 
at my door at midnight Saturday night.
He was every traumatized but Leo is home!

23 friends stopped by to chat:

Lesley said...

Congratulations on your gorgeous quilt! It is a stunner!

Kristen King said...

How beautiful and congratulations!!! Another one to put on my to do list! :)

Auntie Pami said...

So glad your kitty is home. Gorgeous quilt. I think they will be reprinting that pattern!

greg @ grey dogwood studio said...

Wow, you had an eventful weekend! Congratulations on the big win (I love how the ribbon is on top of the "do not touch the quilt" sign) AND the return of kitty!

Helen L said...

Congrats!! The quilt is beautiful!! It deserves a ribbon!! :-) And so glad your kitty is back!! They do tend to disappear: don't you wish you knew what happened? Hugs, H in Healdsburg

Béa said...

BRAVO Sinta !

Hildy said...

Congrats! Your quilt is beautiful and deserves the blue ribbon! Don't know which version I love more your's or Thelma's both are stunning! And I'm glad your Leo returned but sometimes cats decide to vanish for a few days especially when they are young;-)

The Queen Bee said...

Congratulations! It is a beautiful quilt with beautiful quilting.

Glad your kitty is safe and sound.


O'Quilts said...

Wonderful news all around...quilting on that quilt is really awesome...

Polly said...

Your quilt is beautiful! You should be so proud!! I'm glad your fur baby is back home, too!!

sunny said...

It's beautiful! And the quilting is amazing. Congrats on your win.

Needled Mom said...

That is gorgeous and deserving of the awards. The quilting is also amazing.

So glad Leo showed up.

Sorcha girl said...

Kudos to you, Sinta!! Beautiful quilt! I'm also glad to hear that Leo meandered home.

Gretchen said...

Congratulations on the well deserved best of show!!!! Such a fabulous quilt! I am so happy Leo made it home. I can't imagine how worrisome that must have been!

Thimbleanna said...

Yay -- Congratulations! Lots to celebrate at your house -- very happy that Leo has found his way home!!!


I am poor kitty Leo is home and I be he is too!!!
and what a beautiful quilt and to get a blue ribbon--
way to go girl!!!
I miss getting blue ribbons--(and some red ones) from when I was in high school and doing 4-H--and I won't tell you how many years ago that was!!!!!

Lesley Gilbert said...

Congratulations on your win - it's a beautiful quilt and deserves the blue ribbon :)

French 75 said...

Yay for you! Your Coastal Lily quilt is gorgeous. I'm so glad I got a chance to see it person. I love the yo-yos and the dimension they add to your quilt. The quilting is amazing. Definitely a Blue Ribbon winner.

I hope you'll enter it in the Road to California and Best in the Valley shows.

Double yay for Leo's return.


Sherri said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! It's a beautiful quilt!

So happy your cat is home, too!

Malen said...

¡Enhorabuena! ¡Hermoso edredón!

Cheryl said...

Congrats! Your quilt is simply stunning and definitely the best in show!

Jeanna said...

Your Coastal Lily is gorgeous!!!! I love the yoyos and the quilting is breath-taking. I'm happy to hear that your fur baby is home safe and sound.

Carrie said...

CONGRATULATIONS! OMG - this is so cool and so very, very well-deserved!

I'm doing a "happy dance" for you!