All my hard work paid off and I won first prize in my category in the How Does Your Garden Grow? Competition on Saturday!
Golly-gosh, I never actually thought I would be in the top three, let alone be chosen as first!
I’m feeling deeply humbled and thankful for all of the lovely comments and support from my family, friends and the competition organisers – Thank you!
The above photo was taken on my iPhone by my 66 year-old-senior-citizen dad. He had no clue what he was doing – he just held the phone up, tapped the button I told him to touched and wham-bam-thank-you-ma’am, it came out slightly blurry! But, all’s good – you get a sense of what’s going on!
I received an official looking certificate and a copy of Kathy Doughty’s new quilting book…among a few other prizes I haven’t received yet – but hopefully will soon!
I also found time on the weekend to continue on my Jacob’s Ladder quilt by adding on the next sashing border. I was going to make 2.5inch HST border, but I lost my patience after only making six! So instead I just joined together the left over DS Quilts Fabrics 2.5inch squares into long sashing strips and sewed them around the edges of the quilt top. Next step is to add the last border of 4inch sashing strips and the quilt top is completed!
At the moment I have a crazy crush on what the back of the quilt top looks like…The other night when I was taking a break between sewing and pressing, I had the quilt top laying on top of the ironing board with the light of my desk lamp shining through the fabric and it lit up the all the pressed seams and made it look like an illuminated cathedral or stained glass window…
I love looking at the back of quilt tops as you can really see and appreciate all the hard work that has gone into piecing all the fabrics together and seeing how the seams lie to achieve flat surfaces.
It seems that my dog, Lucy, likes them as well – here she is, very impressively, photo-bombing (i.e.. looking for some loving cuddles!) my happy snaps!
Happy Sewing! xx