This is a post that I never quite thought would actually be written. If you're anything like me, you write lots of posts that never get published. They all sound good, but for one reason or another, they somehow never get written or posted. Since I started this quilt last summer, I have posted many times on the progress of this quilt, but this is one that I never, ever imagined I would write.
I found out yesterday that I am the Grand Prize Winner of the NYC Modern Quilt Guild DWR Challenge for my quilt "Organic Pink Pickles"! I got an email last night from Victoria Findlay Wolfe saying that the judges had chosen my quilt. I can't even begin to describe the feeling - even today it doesn't seem quite real. You can go here to see all the winners. There were so many great quilts submitted.
I had lunch last week with my quilt buddy Kim Brackett. We came back to my office to catch up and I brought Organic Pink Pickles for her to see in person. She took these pictures on her phone. The colors are actually pretty true. (It's fun to see my Courthouse Steps in the background.)
To those of you who have followed this journey with me, it's an ending that I knew was a possibility but one that I never seriously considered. I am very honored to have won this contest. I'll be sending off my "baby" later this week. So this is the very sweet ending for my happy, wild quilt. When I set out to make a Pickle Dish quilt I could never have imagined this. It's really wonderful to be a quiltmaker.
Have a great day,