28 July 2009

Quilt Show Prep

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I entered two quilts into the upcoming quilt show. One is the Homespun BOM and the other is Maggie's Flower Garden, pictured above. Homespun BOM, which I call Helen and Baby Hannah is totally machine pieced and quilted. Maggie's Flower Garden is totally hand pieced, appliqued and quilted.

I have been making hanging sleeves for the two quilts and in the process of stitching one onto Helen and Hannah, I decided that I really did not like the way I did the binding so, zippp! The binding is being redone.

I had to put labels onto the outside of pillowcases that included my name, the quilt's name and my telephone number.

I still have to make labels for the quilts. This isn't to say that these two quilts are without labels, they do have them. But the rules say on the lower back. Both of these quilts have the label information written right onto the quilt, one on the front and the other mid-right. So now each quilt will have two labels.

22 comments:

  1. Maggie's terrific.

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  2. We just had our guild show; alot of work going into it. Your quilt is lovely!! I love the vines around the border.

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  3. Just beautiful! I love the vines, too!

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  4. Your show entries are beauties and worth the painstaking efforts to prepare.

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  5. Oh my, Maggie's Flower Garden is just beautiful! I know how much work went into all those hexes and that applique. Wow!

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  6. It turned out beautifully! I know it will show very well and garner lots and lots of compliments!!!

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  7. The flower garden is a beautiful quilt. Good luck with the show, and I know your quilts will draw lots of good comments and praise.

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  8. The quilt is gorgeous! Good luck at the show.

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  9. Oh they are wonderful! Won't they look even more fabulous hanging in the show? But which to pick for viewer's choice? Hexagons or plaids - oh my *s*

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  10. OH my, LOTS of work to get quilts ready. Your Flower Garden is amazing! Lovely and with a twist of 'different' .. Good luck at the QS - !

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  11. How exciting. I love Maggie and your Homespun BOM is calling to be snuggled under immediately. Well, really they both are! Thanks for sharing the effort that goes into prepping for a Quilt Show. I can't imagine.

    It's amazing to me, as I keep looking, to know all that work you've put into Maggie's Flower Garden. I guess because I'd like to make one but I don't seem to have the drive to make it happen.

    Anyway, right on and keep us posted!

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  12. As always, you do very nice work! Those are a lot of leaves to be appliqued!
    Marne

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  13. It is such a beautiful quilt. I am sure it will be a wonderful show.

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  14. Wow - this is wonderful! Talented quilters like you make me feel like I need to change my name to The Calico "Messes-Around-With-Fabric-A-Little-Bit". I'm so not in the same league I need a new word for it.

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  15. just beautiful!! good luck with the show!

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  16. What a gorgeous Flower Garden....I love it!

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  17. Both quilts are wonderful! The time you spent on Maggie's Flower Garden was so well worth it - stunning!

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  18. Love the border idea for your hexagon quilt! Lovely, lovely quilt!

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  19. This quilt is fantastic. I love hexagons.

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  20. When I started quilting the first quilt I wanted to make was a flower garden one. Well many years later I haven't made one, Love yours, maybe I will have to recommit myself to one.
    Vicki

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  21. Your flower garden quilt is so beautiful...wow!

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