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Friday, April 11, 2014

My Jubilee is Wearing Blue

Our Quilt Show opened today and we had over 700 people! Can I say as Show Chair I am completely exhausted.  But I wanted to share my good news about my Jubilee quilt. As you can see, it won a blue ribbon.
At 4:45, I realized I hadn't taken a single picture. So I grabbed a friend and she took these pictures.
The quilt looks great but I think I look pretty tired - but oh, so happy.  I'm going to share some thoughts about my Jubilee journey soon, but right now I am just so happy to share these pictures and enjoy the thrill of seeing my quilt hang in the show.  By joining The Jubilee Quilt Project, I was committed to making a quilt for me, by me to celebrate me.  I think this is my most favorite quilt of all the ones I have ever made.  
I am beyond thrilled. 
Tired, but thrilled.
Karen

27 comments:

Janet said...

Your finished it!!! It looks incredible! Congratulations on the ribbon - very well deserved! I look forward to a more detailed post and closer pictures of some of that gorgeous, gorgeous hand quilting! Enjoy!

Angie said...

That is wonderful news! I'm so thrilled for you!!

Every Stitch said...

Congratulations - it is beautiful! I love the crosshatch quilting and the colours look soft and vintage.

Vivian said...

You maybe look a bit tired, but you're absolutely beaming beside your very personal, beautifully stitched and quilted Jubilee quilt. You should be very proud of your fantastic work, Karen. It's definitely an heirloom. I've enjoyed following your journey from your planning all the way to this blue-ribbon finale. Bravo!

QuiltSue said...

Congratulations on your well-deserved win. That quilt is wonderful.

Diane said...

Congratulations!! What a stunning quilt!

Terry said...

Congratulations! It's absolutely beautiful! :0)

Cathy said...

Congratulations on your ribbon. The quilt is fantastic. Hugs

Marie said...

What a spectacular celebration of you and your talents - and congratulations on the win!

Barb said...

congratulations!
You're wearing a lovely ribbon too

Lori said...

Wow! That is fantastic and the quilt is so worthy!!! It is gorgeous! (as are you!)

Dianne Mitzel said...

I am so proud of you!!! The quilt is beyond wonderful, what an accomplishment and honor!!! A blue ribbon, girlfriend, you have arrived!!!

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

YES! YES! YES!

CLAPPING! CLAPPING! CLAPPING!

Karen said...

It doesn't surprise me that your quilt has a blue ribbon. It is gorgeous and well done. Congratulations.
I was thinking this past week that your quilt show should be just any time. I hope you will have more pictures to share.

Marcy R., PQG said...

Karen, this is really exquisite in person. Glad I hunted in the quilt show til I found it. Quilt show was great! Congrats on being (almost) done with it!

Kristy said...

You so deserve a blue ribbon for all the work you put into that quilt! You look jubilant! :-) So glad you won a ribbon and glad you had such a great turn out for your show. Hope you get some rest and enjoy your quilt at home. Great job! K-

Oops-Lah said...

Wow, what an amazing quilt and look at all that hand quilting. Congratulations on a fantastic finish and a blue ribbon!

Terri said...

It's SO beautiful! I'm so glad you took a picture to share with us....I'm inspired!

Miriam said...

Congratulations Karen!!! It certainly is a beautiful quilt.

Kim Brackett said...

The quilt is amazing, you're amazing, and the whole show was amazing. Congratulations on the well-deserved recognition. I wish I knew how many stitches you put in that quilt. Maybe one day when we're old and have nothing more important to do, we'll count them. :-)

FlourishingPalms said...

Congratulations! I know your workmanship is exquisite, and I can only imagine how thrilled you must be to know that quilt judges recognize it. What a great honor. And being quilt show chair too? Well, you're getting quite the attention, in all sorts of ways. I'm so very happy for you. Now I hope you get to put your feet up, relax, and revel in doing well, in all you accomplished.

pandchintz said...

Congratulations Karen - so well deserved!!

Ruth said...

Your quilt is just spectacular!!! No wonder you won a blue ribbon. The raffle quilt is awesome too. I hope the winner appreciates it a lot.

Janan said...

Congratulations to the winner of the Vintage Blooms!
Congratulations to YOU on Jubilee.
Jubilee is sew awesome, I wish I could have been there. Maybe one day I can get to see this quilt.
It is sew awesome!!!

OT Quilter said...

Congratulations! Your ribbon is well-deserved...your quilt is exquisite!

Diane said...

That is something to celebrate! What a stunning quilt.

Rose Marie said...

I'm absolutely thrilled for you .... congrats and your quilt is beautiful!