Sunday, August 25, 2013

My Just Judie Competition Quilt... and the bad news :(

 Well, I finally heard from Marcus.... Bad news is my quilt didn't make the cut. BUT now I can show it here.

It's about 70" square and uses all Judie Rothermel fabrics. I made 25 blocks (because it's her 25th anniversary and mine!.. I started quilting about 25 years ago) and I used 25 different fabrics. The design is my own and the quilt was pieced and quilted on my old Pfaff (except for the corners which were English paper pieced hexagons).

Daughter Jennifer claimed this quilt before it was finished so it'll be going to her soon. We named it Twigs and Berries... my daughter wanted it named something "foodie" since it sort of has a pickle dish look and had the deep red of  Bing cherries or raspberries. Since she's VEGAN and one of the ladies I work with thinks vegans only eat twigs and berries, THAT became the name. (Thanks, Em)
 Yesterday, Jenn came from Traverse City to visit us and help do some canning (Peach Salsa :). After a busy day (we also went to an auction), we decided to relax at the beach and watch the sunset. Took one of my favorite beach quilts, my favorite Mondo back (and she took hers) and enjoyed some quiet time.
Of course we couldn't just sit still... had to create SOMETHING.. so we made a sand turtle :) He's right near the water edge so I'm sure by this morning he's gone...
Making sand animals and people has kind of been a tradition with our family. We usually leave something behind on the shore. Sometimes a mermaid.. or a huge snake... or a person... or an octopus.

11 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

It's a beautiful quilt to be proud of. I have seen most of the 'top 25' and it seems they liked the more 'country' theme quilts. Kuddos to you for entering and it truly is a terrific quilt!

Kathinca said...

Too bad it didn't make the cut, it is gorgeous! The block that you made to not have blanc blocks look like they are round even though they don't have a round line in them. Smart daughter you have for claiming it!

Auntie Em said...

Your quilt is beautiful, and I love your design. I would have picked it, if it were up to me. :-)

Rebecca P said...

I think it should have made the cut, it is so beautiful. I love the pattern Deb, you need to sell some of your designs, I would be your best customer. Hugs to you.

Karen said...

I have no idea what the other quilts look like that are in the final 25 but yours is certainly worthy of being there.

Freda Fields Alley said...

Wow... your quilt is gorgeous! Can't believe it didn't make the top 25... *puzzled look*

Can I arm-wrestle your daughter for the quilt???

;)

Anonymous said...

Just wanted to chime in w/the others to tell you your quilt is gorgeous!! ~Jody R

Laura said...

Beautiful quilt!!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with the many comments concerning your quilt, Deb. It is gorgeous.

Trina

Calico_Quilter0321 said...

Deb, your quilts are beautiful. This one has great color, design and layout; very thoughtfully done. I love everything about it. How did it not make the cut, I wonder? I'm glad this one will be in your daughter's keeping.

Northern Deb said...

Thank you all for the nice comments... I really wish all of you were the judges ;) Nice thing about a competition is that it forces you to do your best work and really put some thought into the project. I really learned a lot in the process.

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