Sunday, July 10, 2011

Snowflake in July

"Snowflake Medallion" measures 77" X 77". I couldn't get the whole thing in a photo, even with the help of my outdoor umbrella clothesline, but here are a few pictures.
"Snowflake Medallion" designed by Emma Jansen, Ballarat Patchwork, Australia
hand appliqued, domestic machine quilted




The quilt is labeled and tucked into a pillowcase until July 30, when I will deliver it (and two other quilts - "Life is a Celebration" and "Supernova") to the Iowa State Fair for judging. Entrants expect lots of competition in the "Fabric and Threads" department that not only includes quilts - several hundred of them - but knitting, crocheting, rug hooking, embroidery, counted cross-stitch, hardanger, needlepoint, bobbin lace making, garments and the like. For me the most fun of it all is free admission to "Preview Night" on Wednesday, August 10, the evening before the fair officially opens. That's when all the entries are displayed, with and without ribbons affixed. I'm trying to keep my expectations low.

In any case, I do like my snowflake... it doesn't melt. Linda

33 comments:

  1. Linda, your snowflake is a beauty and I'm sure you'll get a ribbon!

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  2. Oh, it is beautiful! The quilting is amazing, Linda! I'm crossing my fingers for best of show, if I were the judge! ~love the colors, too, and that sweet striped sash that runs throughout, mm-m-m ~
    :-}pokey

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  3. I have admired this quilt somewhere before, I just can't remember where? It's absolutely stunning, especially the quilting. I also think you deserve a ribbon or even best of show. Good Luck!

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  4. Hi!
    Absolutely Best of Show, Best for Applique, Best for Quilting domestic or hand!
    I love the pattern!
    I've become a follower too! Beautiful quilts on your blog!
    Take care, Leslie

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  5. Oh my goodness - your quilt is stunning!!! The hand applique looks perfect and your quilting is amazing. I love the colors you used. Good luck!!

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  6. Beautiful! Can't wait to hear if you win a ribbon!

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  7. Well done; a beautiful quilt, beautifully quilted!

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  8. Linda~you did an AWESOME job on all aspects of this quilt...love it!!! I will be surprised if you don't get some kind of ribbon @ the fair ( :

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  9. your snowflake is so beautiful! I can't thank you enough for that binding tutorial, I posted on my blog pics using your method, I am so pleased with it I won't ever go back to the other ways, thank you thank you thank you www.quilterrits.blogspot.com

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  10. Linda, your quilt is absolutely stunning ... and the quilting is out of this world! If I was the judge you sure would be getting a prize.

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  11. Linda, your quilt is amazing! Beautiful!!

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  12. Snowflake is gorgeous! You did an amazing job with the quilting. Your fair sounds fantastic - we don't have a 10th of the level of participation it sounds like you have.

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  13. All three of your quilts a gorgeous...all different and all wonderful. You are so talented and I'm privileged to call you friend! If you don't get a purple ribbon on that snowflake quilt, we will all protest!

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  14. ABsolutely stunning - you have done an amazing job. Something to be proud of. It doesnt matter if you win something or not, its just a job beautifully done and you will love it whatever. I wish I had the nerve to enter a quilt in a show.

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  15. It's wonderful Linda, and I'm sure the judges will love it too. Such amazing quilting, it really takes the quilt to another, higher level. WE will all wait with baited breath till Show Time!

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  16. Linda all of your quilts are just so beautiful, I just love everyone and I think you should be winning some ribbons, Good Luck, everyone you do is just more beautiful then the last one. Blessings Sandra

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  17. Oh Linda, your quilt is so gorgeous. You must be very pleased. The best of luck when judging comes around, it sure looks like a winner to me.

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  18. Wow, Linda, I LOVE it...
    Congrats on a beautiful finish and best wishes for the judging..
    Your machine quilting is to die for..
    Will be waiting to hear news of the judging..
    Julia ♥

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  19. Linda it is such a beautiful piece of work. So many hours of your time. And all made and quilted by you. You should be very proud of this achievement.

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  20. This is really a beauty!It must certainly be a winning addition to your home when you finally display it there. Good luck at the fair!! :)

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  21. Linda, it is stunning. I don't see how you couldn't win a ribbon on that quilt.

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  22. Oh my, Linda! Your snowflake is stunningly beautiful. You will certainly be giving other entrants a run for their money. Well done!

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  23. this is just a beautiful quilt which I have completed myself after doing the class at Emma's Ballarat Patchwork. My colors were the same as her traditional since it was using her kit but I love your colors too. My quilt too has beautiful quilting on it but I can't claim fame on it - I have it machine quilted professionally for a small fortune. I am just blown away with how you were able to break down the huge task and do each section in a customised fashion. Thanks so much for the inspiration and for sharing with us along the way how you did it! I actually feel that this is somewhat in my grasp to do my self too in the future. Previously there had been no way I would comtemplate this.

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  24. Just stunning Linda, it must be a great feeling to be able to stand back and now admire your finished work.

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  25. Oh Linda it's absolutely gorgeous!!!!

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  26. I hope you will be bringing it for show and tell next week to DMMQG...?

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  27. Wow, I love the quilt and the quilting too!

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  28. Gorgeous!! I love everything about it. Your quilting is excellent. If I was a judge, You'd be getting a ribbon!

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  29. Linda,

    Your quilt is GORGEOUS! I would be very surprised if it didn't win!!!!

    Love your holiday pictures too - yes, empty Aurifil spools are considered toys at my house too. :)

    Hugs.

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  30. oh Linda!! It is gorgeous beyond imagination. The quilting is a real stand out and I have all my fingers crossed that you have a ribbon waiting for you on preview night!

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  31. How did I miss this post?? It's truly gorgeous. All that work, my goodness, no wonder you won a ribbon! ~karen

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  32. Linda - I think this is the MOST beautiful quilt. And the colors are fabulous! I have been secretly watching the entire making of it. I actually purchased the pattern from Australia. I am hoping "someday"....

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