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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Who Knew!

Well, golly! Who knew Betty would be popular!! I was so surprised to receive this in the mail the other day!
I made 'Betty' for the MQAI 2011 traveling exhibit this year. The theme was Art of the Kitchen. There were SO many really cool quilts in the exhibit and I certainly didn't think 'Betty' would be a favorite but I'm so happy she was!!

Of course I had to put some beading on Betty, right! Her earrings are also beaded...a gal has to have bling!
This was my first Viewer's Choice award quilt from the 2009, MQAI - Art of Nature exhibit. It's called 'Who's Watching Whom'. I free motion embroidered the wolves separately then attached to some of my hand dyed fabric. Quite a few of the laves are 3 dimensional. I really enjoyed working on both these pieces!
I did finish my daughter's topper and will post pictures. It turned out quite nice and actually looks VERY nice in our living room! I might have to make another one...I probably need to make a spring/summer one for Dawn too! But first it's onto finishing my butterfly and today I started on a quilt for a Christmas present. Hopefully, they'll get it on time!


  1. Fabulous, fabulous, congrats.....of course I adore your creative beading!!

  2. wow Robbie! I loved Betty the first time I saw her!

    I left your thermofaxes with DH (Mark) to post to you. Hopefully he has better luck with Australia Post than I did!

    You are one very talented lady! I'm wearing your beautiful cuff at Festival! Grin - my feet are killing me but I'm having the time of my life! Seeing my two quilts hanging was awesome!


  3. is always a wonderful feeling to know that the show attendees like your work well enough to take the time to vote for it.

  4. Congratulations!
    Of course your piece would be wonderfully received. I love the creative beading you did with the hearts. Your work is always FAB!

  5. Congrats, I love Betty! Just catching up with you here - your tangles are wonderful but the cover of the notebook you put them is stunning, how'd you do that?!

    Thanks for your kind words ;)

  6. it doesn't surprise me one bit that betty is a hit! i thought she was awesome the first time i saw her. you are so very talented!