August 4, 2009

My First Ribbon!!

Tinahely Open Quilt Competition 2009
Woo hoo!! I don't think I will enter tons of competitions, so this may be the only actual official ribbon I ever win and I am very excited!! My Dear Jane got Very Highly Commended (Bed Quilt category) at the National Open Quilt Competition at Tinahely.
Here are some photos of some of my friends quilts. All the quilts in Tinahealey were gorgeous and some amazing colors, designs and quilting were to be seen.

Tinahely Open Quit Competition 2009

Tinahely Open Quilt Competition 2009

Before the quilt show I went up for a visit to my friend Sherry for a quilting retreat and I finished a quilt top, a very simple one!! Here it is on the guest bed, I will be making roman blinds and doing a backing for the quilt with the fabric on the border. I am thinking of doing free motion quilting myself on it though I am tempted to have it long armed...
Tinahely Open Quit Competition 2009

I decided I needed 2 big quilts since I have two daughters, so I am thinking that I will learn how to do Baltimore Album quilt as my next big project and will start working on my double sided quilt again too... always lots on the go...so many quilts so little time!!

28 comments:

Vicki W said...

Congratulations! That's awesome!

Toni said...

WOW, what a beautiful BIG ribbon Cathi!! Congrats again!! You earned it!

rachel said...

congrats!!!
& thanks for posting the other amazing quilts.

how are you feeling nowadays???

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo! Congratulations Cathi! It look like you were up against some very stiff competition. A very well deserved award!

Karen said...

Congrats to you;) You must be sooooo happy;) What an awesome job;)

Mary-Kay Colman said...

Congratulations are in order. But I think you should have won the 1st place ribbon. Your quilt is awesome. I can't wait to see your baltimore album quilt.

Helen said...

The ribbon looks fantastic. Congratulations!. You can be proud of this achievement? Thanks for also posting some pictures of the other quilts. Must have been a super quilt show. nr. 13 also looks amazing. Is this a feathered star and log cabin combination??

Cathi said...

I knew you could do it! Way to go!

heather said...

Yay! Congratulations!

Chookyblue said...

congrats on your ribbon.......very exciting........and thanks for sharing the other lovely quilts........

Rosaline said...

Way da go!!

Diana said...

Congratulations! After seeing that close-up of the border triangles, I have to say you should have gotten a first. My DJs are not nearly as good.

Tazzie said...

Congratulations Cathi, you absolutely deserved your ribbon, well done!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

Paula in NH said...

Congratulations!

The Chocolate Cat said...

Congratulations! How exciting!

Celine said...

Congratulations! Well done. Maybe I will finish mine one day...
Celine

Patty said...

Congratulations!

Jan said...

Congratulations Cathi!!!!!

Ruth said...

Congratulations!!!

Jane Weston said...

Wow - Congrats! What a thrill to get your first ribbon.

taylorsoutback said...

How wonderful! Your Dear Jane quilt is stunning! Well done, indeed. Just found your blog and am so enjoying it.

Jenny said...

How exciting, well done, your family must be so proud of you. I love the colours in your quilt.
A girlfriend has recently started her DJ quilt, such a lot of work.
from Jenny

Tracy said...

CONGRATS, Cathi on your great and fun win... and looks like yours was among tremendous company too--thanks for taking us along! Hope all of you are having a good summer. :o)

Julie said...

You absolutely deserve that ribbon, it is very pretty too!

Barbara said...

Congratulations on a well-deserved honor! :D

monica said...

congratulations! it's nothing but deserved... that quilt is stunning.

colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Congrats on the ribbon. YOu so deserve it. That quilt is stunning. I still have not found my software...but have completed the first 6 blocks of my quilt anyway. So going right along. I love your quilt.

Sherry said...

Oh! I'm a late reader! Thanks for that blog--and for including my rasperry swirl! Your quilt looked devine. And thanks for the memory of the top winners--I've been trying to recollect. Great to spend time with you! Happy returns to school!