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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!

6 comments:

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

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  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!

    Hugz

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

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  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!

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  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 ;)

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  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!

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