Viewers Choice and Stars

Dear Jane – “Insanity Revisited”, Granny’s Got Style, LeMoyne Stars – Star Garden

I am happy to say that my Dear  Jane quilt in all it’s red and white glory is among 22 quilts selected for viewers choice in the quilt festival!  I need your votes now to get to the top 3 and also to vote for it in the hand quilting.  I appreciate any votes coming my way.  It is fun to get this far.  Here is a link to Amy’s festival for viewers choice and here for hand quilting.  Thanks

In case you missed the post with the entry this is my Dear Jane.

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We have had a couple dry and cooler days than normal – but it is back to warmer weather today and rain back in the forecast by Sunday – darn it all we just can’t get away from it – I wish this weather pattern would change already.  The garden is growing though and that does somewhat surprise me but I guess a raised bed sure works for overly wet weather!

I worked on stars and got four more done yesterday –  5 more stars needed to finish that row and I think that will be it – I will not have enough for another row.

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Now it is time to start thinking about a border and what fabric do I have for it.  I looked through the stash and I do not have much for this.  I have some of the butter cream yellow batik (which by the way is the leftover fabric from the Dear Jane quilt above) and I found a purple batik and a print batik the print might go with it as not all of these stars are purple of course.  I need to cut my plain squares out of the butter cream first before anything.  But I do believe I will need to get on line to Hancock’s of Paducah as they carry the Bali Water Color Batik which the buttercream is and see if they have more – I believe it is one of the colors they carry most of the time – but I might need to search – who can tell.  I also got the fabric for the stars from them so I will look and see if they have any of it in yardage (I had charm squares) and possibly order some to make a border – the border might be a sashing type – buttercream – one of the print colors – and then buttercream again.  I have it in my head kind of so now lets see what I can find.  I don’t really like this print batik that I have here for this quilt – it is nice but for something else I think.  The purple here that I show is a small piece.

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I finished this end of the Granny Quilt on Thursday night and I’m going to try to not quilt all weekend – a couple sore fingertips to deal with!  I might have to take a week off of quilting – plenty of other quilts left to work on  – I think all agree!

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7 comments… add one
  • Deb May 23, 2015

    Congrats! 🙂 Jane is a beauty 🙂

  • Kathy May 23, 2015

    Congratulations on making the cut for viewers choice! Your DJ is certainly worthy of that honor! Good luck!

    Hope you are spared at least some of all that rain. We’ve got more coming too
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  • Mary Ann May 23, 2015

    I voted……good luck to you….

  • Carla May 24, 2015

    Congrats on making it to viewers choice. You are really making great progress with our stars can’t wait to see what fabric you will use to pair up with them.
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  • Kathi May 24, 2015

    I voted for you everywhere I could friend! lol
    I am enjoying how quickly these stars are working up and now it is time to think of the border… I am glad you have become so energized on what was a UFO… soon to be a flimsy it seems… hope you find all the fabric you need at Hancocks.. think they are having a sale this weekend too! I love your continual progress on Granny.. and soon it too shall be done! Yippee 🙂 Kathi P. S. Has the bad weather left? I haven’t heard mention in this post anyway… you are in our thoughts Karen!
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  • Wendy Welsh May 31, 2015

    Congratulations!!!!!! It’s great to see people I “know” winning prizes. Your Dear Jane quilt was a worthy winner of the Hand Quilting prize. I voted for it many times. It must have taken many hours of work and is just beautiful.

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