Design Wall Monday

These DWM posts really remind me how quickly a week goes by!

Up on the quilting machine today is the 1600 quilt  top I showed last week:

kaffe fassett

I found a piece of fabric in my stash that will work beautifully for the back.  It’s a blue and green large floral.  I’m going to do an overall pantograph in a lush feather design.   (I’ll add a photo later today when I have some progress to show.)

Last week I went to the Minnesota State Fair with some quilting buds.  It is always fun to look for your own items  and see how they did, so if you aren’t a “fair enterer”, you might want to consider it for next year.  It adds an extra dimension of fun.

Remember the Minnesota quilt I completed this past spring?  5th place in the Commemorative Quilt category.  The pattern is a slightly adapted Judy Laquidara Bears in the Farmhouse quilt-along.

Quilt Bear Paws

I was pleased to find that my blue/gray Bow Tucks bag got a red ribbon (2nd place) in it’s category.

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But the big surprise was in the Bee & Honey division where I entered my felted wool bee pin (pattern HERE):

bee pin at fair

(I pinned it to a small picture frame for display purposes.)  I received a blue ribbon for the “Wearables” category, and according to the Bee & Honey web site, and I also received sweepstakes for bee art.  They didn’t put the sweepstakes ribbons out yet, so I’m a little wary.

A side note on the pin:  The button in the center is an antique metal button with a bee  shape in the center.  I purchased this button at the Minnesota button collectors’ show earlier this summer.  This pin makes a fun way to feature a special button that you may have.

And for a photo outside of quilting…

Last night there was quite a light show in the sky of what I’ve heard called “heat lightning”.  It was going on in the clouds to the NE of us, and was far enough away that we could hear no thunder.

Heat Lightning

That’s it for now!  Pop on over to Judy L’s blog to see what other quilters are doing.

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