Saturday, July 17, 2010

ELLIS COUNTY (TX) QUILT SHOW

When I entered two quilts in the quilt show, I didn't expect to win a ribbon, so I was very excited to see that I won two ribbons!! On this charm quilt, which I hand pieced and hand quilted, I won a second place ribbon as well as a "Merit Hand Quilting" ribbon.
My Polka Dot Girls quilt won a blue ribbon!! I named it "Garden Party."
Here are a few other quilts that I really liked. This one was made by members of the Cedar Hill Quilters Guild (that I belong to) for the president of the guild when she got married. It's made of all batiks and is gorgeous!
I thought this was a darling baby quilt.
A lovely star quilt made of reproduction fabrics.
The colors didn't come out very good on this one, but it was amazing.
In the mean time, I have been putting my string blocks together...
And I made over 200 HSTs (half square triangles) for the flag quilt that I've been wanting to make (and another project). I can't let Theri put me to shame on the flag quilt. Hee Hee! I decided I HAD to go ahead with it and not wait. My sewing machine has been buzzing all week!
Try to keep cool!

19 comments:

Lori said...

Congratulations on the ribbons!!! They both are well deserved!!!

Katie said...

Congrats on the ribbons! (They just confirmed what we knew all along.)

---"Love" said...

Ruth, it was so good to get to meet up with you again at the show.
To your other readers: Ruth's quilts are both incredible. Her teeny-tiny little hand stitches on the tumbler quilt are perfect! The machine stitching on her Garden Party were amazing. I stood and looked at each block, totally mesmorized. (Wish I could do that!) Her embroidery was beautiful too. Wish all of you could see them in person! ---"Love"

Beth said...

Woohoo! Two ribbons. You totally deserve them. Your quilts look fab . The other quilts were beautiful too, thanks for sharing.
Sounds like you are sewing up a storm. Have fun!

Yvonne said...

Beautiful quilts. Congratulations on your ribbons. I do wish I could have been at the show to admire your work.

Lee Prairie Designs said...

Good job wow two ribbons. I am sure you are thrilled!!!! Picturs of the other quilts are delightful and thank you for sharing with all your friends! Your string quilt top is wonderful and I am looking forward to your finish. Hope you are staying cool. We had a bad storm last night. Thankgoodness our house is made of brick! Is that what the 3rd little piggy said to the woof? I will be visiting you soon. Thanks for peeking in on my blog. I always love your comments!! Carolyn

Jackie Davis said...

Ruth,
Congrats and of course you won, Your work is amazing. It was good to hear "Love" give her personal feedback after seeing them in person! Of course we believe her and think you should have gotten first! :) So glad you got what you got and Thank you for keeping the craft of sewing, quilt making, and hand embroidery honest and going. You have always encouraged me so much! Thank you and bless you! Wow you are one busy retiree! heehee

*HUGS*
Jackie

Marsha said...

Congratulations, wow, two ribbons. You should be so proud, the quilts are gorgeous! Have fun with all of your projects.

seventhsister26 said...

Yay!!! I'm so happy for you;) It's always nice to be able to bring home a ribbon or two...boosts the quilter's ego;)
Happy Quilting!!

Barb said...

Congrats to you, it is always fun to have your work validated...and such amazing work at that!!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Congratulations!! Well deserved wins.
Love the tumblers!

Liriopia said...

Rah, Rah, Rah for Ruth! Hope you gave Love a big hug and kiss from all of us!

Liri

canuckquilter said...

Well done! Congratulations!

Theri said...

Congratulations! Boy, are you busy or what? Did you know I didn't actually realize how competitive I am until I was almost 40 years old? Glad to spur you on.... :) Theri

Elaine Adair said...

Oh Happy, Happy Day! TWO ribbons at that! We all know you do beautiful work and now the judges know also! 8-)))

a good yarn said...

Congratulations Ruth! What a fantastic result - you certainly deserve those ribbons. Your tumbler is one of my favourites. Lovely quilts at the show - especially that reproduction star. Your string blocks are looking super and that's a lot of HSTs! Happy Stitching, Ann :-)

Rhonda said...

Greetings Ruth from another Texan and fellow blogger. I'm Rhonda from central Texas and have just found your blog and become a "FOLLOWER." Congratulations on your two quilts.
I've just come from an embroidery retreat in Tyler, TX and am very inspired.
Hope to visit your blog often.
Take care.

Teresa said...

Congratulations on your ribbons and your beatuiful quilts!

Janet said...

How exciting for you, lots of congratulations! I did enjoy seeing all the quilt photos. Your sewing is going well, keep going.