Quilts, quilts, quilts…


This weekend was just jam packed with fall quilt fun!

I went to a Quilt Harvest(doesn’t that just sound fun!), had a sew day with friends, went to the state fair to check out my entries and finished up my Chevron quilt top! Whew, I am tired just thinking about it all.

Let’s start with the Quilt Harvest! It was held at Millstone Quilts, a local quilt shop in Mechanicsville, VA. They had a great display of antique quilts outside in the perfect fall weather, free brunswick stew and apple cider, a huge storewide discount inside the shop, free goodies when you checked out and an entry for a doorprize….which I won!!!! I have to go back to pick it up and will definitely share some pics. I don’t even know what all is in it yet! Here are some of the antique quilts:








These quilts were from the 1800’s-early 1900’s. Notice how “modern” some of these look:)

Next we made it to the State Fair to check out the winners(night pics so not the greatest). I got an Honorable Mention on my Star Surround:) and a 3rd place on my Christmas table topper. Nothing on the Prism, but there were some pretty amazing quilts there. I won’t ramble on and on about how I feel about some of the quilts chosen, but this one had no ribbon and it was mind blowing.


Can you imagine all these tiny blocks and this is still square?



These house blocks are about 3″square and each one is pieced and the window is fussy cut!!! The quilt was huge! They were definitely wronged! No ribbon at all! I don’t care if you like this style of quilt or not, the workmanship was amazing. There, I’m done, lol. Here are some others and Best of Show.






Best of Show, hand quilted. You can never out do amazing hand quilters at a show. That’s another thing…long arm doesn’t have a category, I hate when I see a computerized design(or someone who uses panels) beat someone who did their own, sorry doing it again. Everyone has their own opinion I guess, just my two cents.


Here is my Chevron quilt top, Tangerine Tango! I followed Kelly@MyQuiltInfatuation’s tutorial here and whipped it up pretty quick. Instead of using a different fabric for each row I just alternated teal and oranges for a scrappy look. Not only do I love the look, I also used up a bundle of Fandango fabrics that were getting pretty dusty on the shelf!


Whoa! Now that was a lot of pics! Thanks for hanging in there, if you made it this far:)

Oh and before I forget! I would love any votes I can get for my Prism quilt here:


To vote just click on the heart in the corner of my quilt pic, thanks guys!!!

Keep it Sassy


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  1. Wooooow. This is one of those posts that caused me to make noises out loud that made my family raise their eyebrows.

  2. Agreed on the suspect judges picks! And the chevron looks amazing!

  3. The chevron quilt looks great! And I voted for your Prism. :-). Good luck!

  4. Thanks for sharing all those lovely quilt pics. Especially that cute little chevron quilt at the end! You did a great job with your colors on that one! (And yes, I voted for your Prism. Because it really was my favorite)

  5. I’m totally with you on that house quilt…amazing work! Congrats on the honorable mention! Oh, and just voted for ya!

  6. You really never can tell what they’ll go for at a show, can you? The few that I’ve attended, I’ve always been surprised by somethe winners, why certain ones get chosen and other amazing ones (like those little houses – not to my taste, but amazing nonetheless) hardly rate a mention.

    Anyway, that’s awesome about your honourable mention & 3rd place!

  7. Can you tell me the name of the yellow quilt? It really pretty. Thanks.

  8. Thank you for showing these wonderful quilys. i agree with you on the quilting with machine versus handquilting. It is just not fair to compair the two.
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  9. Wow! Looked like a lovely day for gazing at quilts! Thanks for sharing all the photos! I enjoyed taking this quilt tour with you! They are all gorgeous and I would have loved to look at their details and quilting and even touched the fabrics! (I’ve got it bad)
    What soft and gentle colors for your Chevron and I like the scrappy look! Nice job!

  10. Every time I attend a quilt show I’m amazed at quilters skills and creativity. We are an awesome bunch! Congrats on your ribbons .

  11. Wow,fabulous quilts.Thanks for sharing your pic!

  12. Thanks for taking us on a tour of all those gorgeous vintage quilts, Paula. And your latest finish…. WOW! It is sew fresh! I love it! Going to go vote for your prism now! Congratulations on your placings!

  13. I loved looking at all those quilts! So fun! Your chevron quilt is beautiful, love the color combination! :)

  14. Love your chevron quilt! I can’t believe that house quilt didn’t get anything, it’s amazing! Congrats on your ribbons!

  15. Very cool! The houses are pretty fantastic. Would be fun to look at that one and discover all the little secrets in the windows.

    In general – I hate the idea of art as competition. Yes, you can certainly judge some technical things, but beyond that it gets really subjective. I put things in from time to time because it is often the only way to show, but I’d far prefer that there be a jury for the quality then it just be a show. *Maybe* a judge favorite and an audience favorite, but that’s about it.

  16. Love your chevron quilt. I think I was successful voting for your prism quilt! I didn’t see the heart but the picture faded out. I love your prism quilt! It is definitely a winner! At looks as though you had a great time looking at those vintage lovelies. The house quilt was pretty amazing!

  17. Congrats on your fair ribbons! Two out of three is not a bad showing :-) And, the Prism is a winner whether it got a ribbon to declare it so or not. I love that house quilt. I actually came across a pattern for a similar design (including the fussy cut windows) in a quilt magazine that I stumbled across in a thrift store, so I’ve been saving up scraps here and there for the fun windows. However, I can guarantee right now that my quilt will contain far, far, far fewer blocks. That quilt was crafted by someone with more patience than I’ll ever have!

  18. WOW!! these are so gorgeous. I think I would be literally drooling over each one in person!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  19. What gorgeous quilt shows! I think I like the one with the billions of teeny (equilateral?) triangles best. Congrats on your honorable mention and 3rd place. Gotta represent modern quilters at these events!

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