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Hello Quilting Friends;

 I am remiss at not posting anything of interest in the month of May so I'll try to make up for it in this posting.

I won a second and a third place ribbon for the Warwick Valley quilt show mid-May. And I just finished the last two projects this past week.

The crazy quilt pillow (Molly Mine designs) unfortunately has a unique closure on the back. I had reversed the two layers (one with the button holes already sewn and cut). So I had sewn the button on the inside of the closure on the back. I figured, who's going to look at the back of the pillow. Until I can bring myself to changing it and reversing the back closure, it will live in infamy this way!

On to the next project(s)! I hope to quilt up the spring quilts since I'm on a roll with the quilting machine. I find that I procrastinate terribly to this step of the quilting process. Maybe it's the lack of ideas as to how it should be quilted. If it's too big to quilt, I ship it out for a more professional look. I can do the wall hangings pretty good now. I even see an improvement! (WOW!)

I have also become interested in embroidering on my sewing machine. I'm slowly going broke buying designs. Hard to justify to my DH why we're eating hot dogs more often! :-$. And I just attended my first Anita GoodDesigns all day workshop at Hoover's  in Mifflinburg. (They can sell me the Yankee Doodle bridge and convince me that I've made a wise investment!)

Yes, I made a quilt with embroidered flowers on it, but will post it when completely quilted and bound. Tune in next time!

Happy Father's day to all who are fathers!



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Comment by Kay G. on June 30, 2014 at 5:47pm

Those are just gorgeous....  I love the Feathered Star.  It's on my to do list!   The red ribbon one at the top,  is it paper pieced?   It is just beautiful as is the one below it.  I love ALL  OF  THEM.   And the pillow is perfect......  You've done a fantastic job on all of them.  I would of given you a first prize ribbon on all of them!  

Comment by Barbara Graham on June 17, 2014 at 2:07pm

What beautiful quilts! Good job!

Comment by Prairie Quilter Jan/NE on June 16, 2014 at 8:44am

Lovely quilts - all!  Congrats on the ribbons.  I can't imagine what won 1st place, since I'd have a hard time thinking yours could be topped.  Nice recent finishes as well.  We'll look forward to your next post!  

Comment by Donna Sykes on June 16, 2014 at 8:20am
Beautiful quilts and pillow. You are on a roll.
Comment by Janet/MO on June 15, 2014 at 8:05pm

Beautiful quilts Billie! 

Comment by June Johnson/Wi on June 15, 2014 at 7:43pm

Beautiful projects.

Comment by B J Elder/WA on June 15, 2014 at 7:12pm

Your quilts are gorgeous!  Great job and congratulations on the ribbons. Well deserved.

Comment by Carol Ann Hinton on June 15, 2014 at 5:58pm

Very lovely, intricate quilts!  And you're right, who looks at the back of pillows?

May?  We're almost to July!  Indeed, what happened?

Comment by Barb/WI on June 15, 2014 at 4:01pm

Wow!  What color!  I love every one of those quilts.  And the pillow is really pretty as well.  As for the pillow closure - don't tell, no one will know.

Comment by Pam/NY on June 15, 2014 at 3:13pm

I would've have given grand prizes for all the quilts! Just gorgeous...

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