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Oh - I just got back from the fair!

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O.K. in a different post I mentioned that the quilt that won

the "Grand Champion" and "Best in Show" was not mine, but

I DID do the quilting, so that felt great! I did enter 3 little

projects, which all received blue little ribbons. So, thats good

too, BUT, now when I just went to pick-up my stuff - low and

behold - there is a big "Reserve Grand Champion" ribbon on

one of MY quilts! YES! Here are the photos......hmm.....

that was not there about 4 hours earlier. They said "they

forgot to put them on...." Judging was Friday a.m. so all

weekend it was hanging there..... naked! We have our

meeting for the Guild this Thrusday, so I will take it with me!

Oh, I will have my girls with me too, husband is leaving for

Sturgis tomorrow. This quilt is for the oldest one, she picked

out all of these fabrics from my stash. All puppies and cats,

with mice background.

Last year was the first time I ever entered any quilts in the

fair, and again I had a Reserve Grand Champion for my Pansy

Park quilt (which I did not quilt). Next year I plan on really

WOW'ing them! It came much too fast this year.......

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I agree that the whole thing is way to busy, but thats what she wanted....

I think instead of the mouse fabric on the front, something more plain or

solid would have been better. My eyes like a place to rest too.....

This is the first time I quilted with the metalic thread from Superior and it

worked great! I only had one spot where it broke and was being stubborn.

Not sure if you can see the bobbin thread or not, I used a deep rose / pink

color that shows up good. My computer systems is dying on me, so some-

times my screen mixes up the colors!~:PHope that does not affect how you

all see the photos, but I am not sure........ I quilted a spiral coming out of

the center and just stopped when it came to the edge of a block. Using my

Circle Lord from the back of the machine. I did those in bright blue, pink,

orange and yellow. Lots of color on this one!

This pattern is called Paperweight by Aardvark Quilts. We did this for a

Saturday project through a LQS. It was really great seeing all the different

fabrics and color combos people used. One lady was using that fabric that

has all fruits and vegies, that was a busy one too! The designer is Pamela

Goecke Dinndorf and she works for Grubers in MN here. She came and gave

the class and instructions. It is a great way to spend the day!

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