Sunday, March 12, 2017

Kentucky here we come!

Before sharing my slow stitching for today, I want to share some news! 

My Circles quilt has been accepted into the juried show in Paducah, Kentucky!.....I'm so excited and of course this means a road trip! 

I'm really not a comfortable traveler but, funny enough, I'm pretty stoked about this trip, lol.

I really didn't expect the email to say I'd been successful in getting into the show. All I can say to all of you that make such beautiful quilts is to go for it....after all, all they can say is "no"!

I did get a "no" recently from Quilt Canada 2017 for my Flower Garden quilt....

....and that was ok. It was interesting also because with the letter of rejection comes constructive criticism from the three judges....which always a good thing and something to learn from!

So, on to my stitching for today. 

My goal this month is to complete the top to my Happy Days quilt. On Friday I stuck the blocks on the design wall to get an idea of where I'm at with this quilt...

Hmm, just a couple more 12" blocks to go....and they are paper-pieced ones, not my favourite, especially since I am having trouble getting them to print out at the correct size! So I think I will take creative license and do something else.

Much to my surprise, I am short a couple of these wreath blocks...

I guess I read the pattern wrong, since I thought we needed six of them plus one corner one....but it's eight that are needed. 

That's what I'll be catching up on for my Sunday stitches this week...

...and for some reason I didn't get the last two leaves appliqued onto the corner block...

I am linking up with Kathy at Kathy's Quilts for some Slow Sunday Stitching. Today Kathy talks about today being the day to Spring Forward to Daylight Savings Time. I don't know why an hour difference affects us so. All I can say is, bring it on!!!....I am so ready for the extra daylight in the evenings. For me it means we'll be almost ready to spend more time outdoors enjoying the backyard.

I am also linking up with Cynthia at Quilting is More Fun Than Housework for Oh, Scrap!.

Have a wonderful day!


  1. Congratulations on your acceptance into the juried show, the Circles quilt is beautiful, as are the other quilts you posted and are working on. Best of Luck to you and enjoy the show.

  2. Congratulations! You earned it! The circle quilt is fabulous!

  3. SOOOO exciting about Paducah! Wish I was will have a fabulous time! Can't wait to hear all about it!
    Your applique is so beautiful... I'm so disappointed about not being able to see it at Quilt Canada.

  4. Congrats on being accepted at Paducah. Exciting. Worth a road trip. Your circle quilt is worthy. I think your flower garden quilt is beautiful and deserved to be shown at Quilt Canada. Keep us posted on your Paducah trip. I have never gone.

  5. How exciting! i have never entered a quilt in a juried show and have no idea how to go about it. All your applique and pretty happy days quilt are so nice to see. I just love your work on this. Funny that Canada did not accept your quilt. That one looks special.

  6. Congratulations! What a great reason for a road trip.

  7. Congratulations Sandra! I love your circle quilt and hope it does well. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

  8. Congratulations - such a thrill for you!!

  9. Congratulations! Your circle quilt is beautiful.
    It's interesting to hear that you received feedback on your rejection from Quilt Canada - that's wonderful, so much better than sorry, nope.

  10. Woohoo!!! Congratulations! I love your circles quilt!

  11. Congratulations Sandra on your news about Paducah! Do you need a travelling companion? I am serious. I can't understand Quilt Canada not accepting your appliqué - Did they see it in person? What were they thinking?

  12. Wow! That circle quilt is wonderful! It will be the talk of the town in Peducah! Congratulations! The appliqué quilt is beautiful too

  13. Woo freaking HOO on getting accepted into Paducah! Love the Kaffe(?) wovens in it, and it's so precise, and the quilting in the border---takes my breath away! Just attending that show is on my bucket list! I nearly did last year...So happy for you! Now when I see the flower quilt I CANNOT understand why it didn't make it into QC?? It is INCREDIBLE!