imagine, here in maryland a mere 7 months and 5 days and already making headlines!!! well, on a small scale, that is....it's the senior center newsletter and here is my hawaiian and the other blue ribbon winner by my fellow super quilter, emilie, pictured. the only blue ribbons of the senior center, that is.
unlike some quilters who start every project with visions of big ribbons and even bigger payoffs, this project was started for one reason alone...the quilting. my fingers tingled to get to the echo quilting, with the applique part a means to the center of the tootsie pop, if you will. will probably never ever seek another blue ribbon, though i didn't this time either...i simply wanted to show off my beautiful quilt, as i was as stunned as anyone about its beauty. and truth is, anyone can be an excellent quilter...it just takes practice and the sheer love of doing it!