Update: January 10, 2014 Would you believe this is the first chance I have had to sit down and update this blog. I am so very excited that I won third place in the Iron Quilter's challenge. By winning 3rd place I was able to select in order the prizes that I would prefer. Since I would have been happy with any one of the top three prizes, 1 - Babylock sewing machine - $800.00 SRP 2 - Missouri Star Quilter's cash $500.00 and 3 - RJR Fabric package $500.00. I said it didn't matter which one. The next morning I was informed that I had won the top prize, the $800.00 Babylock Sewing Machine. I am thrilled. I now have a blanket stitch to do applique work. I am excited to learn to use this machine. My hubby saw the package come before I did and wrapped it up so I could open it on Christmas morning. So excited. In addition to winning third place I was encouraged to produce a pattern for this quilt. So I ordered additional charm packs (pictured with the machine) and am just getting started working on re-producing the quilt to document the directions. Another wonderful thing that happened was that I was invited to submit this quilt for a special quilting exhibit next fall. Does it get any better than this? So honored.
I am so excited that I made the final 28 of 459 quilts. The voting now goes on in this final round until Midnight on Dec 15th. I know it is a very busy time of year to ask people to take a few minutes out to do you a favor but I would so appreciate anyone willing to take the time to vote again in this final round. Here is the current link to the finals and my quilt. I have loved this experience of reading people's comments. They have given a lift to my days like no other.
Click here to vote on "Focus on Beauty" in the final round of voting.