Girls just wanna have fun

Before I forget (yeah, like I could forget) - two of my pretty girls have been enjoying some unexpected yet extremely welcome accolades.  So, without further ado, the big Orange Hibiscus has been published in August-September issue of  Quilt magazine, which is on the news stands now.  I won't be boring with all the details, but suffice it to just say that Debra Hearn, editor in chief of Quilt, saw her hanging in a quilt show, liked her and tracked me down to ask permission to publish her photo.  Each issue of the magazine has a feature on the inside back cover called "The Last Stitch" which showcases a specific quilt artist.  Needless to say, after I recovered from the initial shock, I was thrilled beyond words when Deb asked permission to publish a picture of Orange.  Just goes to show, you never know who may be watching you. 

Thistles also received  treasured honors.  The wonderful folks who attended the Smoky Moutain Quilters Show choose her to receive the Viewer's Choice show award and the show judge awarded her a 2nd place ribbon in her category.  She's now on her way to hang in the  NQA show in Columbus, OH, June 16 through 19.  Then rush home, only to ship out to for judging in the AQS show  in Knoxville, TN July 14 -17.  Yup, my girls have been mighty busy lately.  It is such an honor to have them accepted to be shown in prestigious shows and appreciated by others. 

Changing tunes here, a new Ramsey will be arriving soon, so he'll be receiving a quilt from his great-auntie M.  With input from his Dad and Mom, using a few bits of fabric from window treatment in his nursery, I came up with this design for the top of the quilt.  The nursery theme is blue, cocoa, chocolate stripes and dots.

And for the back of the quilt, here's a partial shot - another modern twist for the young parents and sweet babe.  I forgot to snap a shot of the finished quilt before I gave it to the parents.  As soon as I get a picture of the completed quilt, I'll post it up. 

Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho it's off to work I go . . . . .