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County Fair Results

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Well no "Best of Show" this year but I did get (3) "1st Place" Ribbons on these! So, here is: "Beauty and the Beast" Close up to show the nice straight lines! I ripped out the seams on three rows until I got it right! Quilted all up nice by my friend Irene Hensley. I used "Another Iota" by Robert Kaufman. It makes a great binding! "Sophie's Twister"Lastly, I submitted a jar of yummy "Pineapple Jam" that I forgot to take a picture of the night I dropped everything off. Thank you all for indulging me while I showed off.

I really encourage you to show your beautiful creations in your local fairs. It validates your work and makes you feel good inside. Thank you for stopping by "In The Boon Docks" Lisa

Sophie's Twister

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Sophie's Twister Is #81 at Ellison Lane Summer Sewing Contest

This quilt was a labor of love for me. The idea of cutting up a quilt after you had just sewn it together was mind-boggling but the results are well worth the additional effort. I used the "Lil Twister" ruler on this project. I love Moda's Vintage Modern and the "Twister" rulers. I bought some more fabric and ordered the larger size "Twister" ruler from CS Designs before I finished the quilt.


Sophie was born May 16, 2012, at the beginning of summer, so it only made since to enter "Sophie's Twister" in:

Go to Ellison Lane Summer Sewing Contest and look at all the entries!

Dilemma

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Do I save this for the county fair and mail it to the mother with a hopeful ribbon or mail it to the mother when I am done? I still need to put the aqua border on it. I might put a little white 1 1/2" border around the pink, then the aqua border? Got any advice? I am listening!

The fair is in July I think? Is that to long to wait?

Cut Up What?

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This morning has been interesting! I wanted to do the twist and found myself in dread of cutting up something I spent all day yesterday sewing. I won a charm pack of Vintage Modern from Connie at Quilting by the River Thank you Connie for the giveaway. I liked the one I received so much I bought a second one from the Fat Quarter Shop. Then I went to a local quilt shop (50 miles away) Quilts By Phyllis and the ladies there showed me how to use all three sizes of Twister. I came home with Lil' Twister for 5" charm packs, the littler one I was afraid I'd cut my fingertips off with, the large one was double the cost and I wanted to make sure this was something I could do with arthritis in both hands. So yesterday I got my fabric out and started sewing. Two 5" charm packs and 4 strips of Kona Pink (not sure exact name) 2 1/2" wide. First recommendation use 3" strips! I really loved it when I finished sewing it. Those beautiful feet belong to my very loving m…