August 31, 2009

Ribbons Quilts & Flowers

Before I start talking about quilt related things let me warn you not to click on pop ups that tell you that you have a virus. As I stated in my previous post I clicked on a pop up that said I had 41 viruses. Yikes! It looked so official, but it so wasn't! With the help of a friend I believe that my computer is back to normal. What a headache! My friend stresses that it is important to never click on a program that you did not start yourself. Even if your virus protection program flashes up a warning, always close out what you are doing and run your own scan. I have learned the hard way!

Now for a couple of quilt related things! I entered four of my quilts and a knitted shawl into my county fair this year. I brought home one first place, three second place and one third place ribbons. Not too bad of a showing I guess!
It is always a lot of fun to see my quilts hung up at the fair, and even more fun if there is a ribbon attached to it!

I showed you a little glimpse of this quilt here with a promise of showing you the whole quilt when it was finished. I started this quilt a long time ago (I refuse to pin point the exact time). A friend and I some bartering and in exchange I was to make her this quilt.
I am happy to say it is now finished! I don't have close up photos of the machine quilting right now, but I hopefully will have on my next post. Camera batteries always die when you don't want them too! The border is more of a burgundy color then what this photo shows. I sometimes have a hard time getting the colors to show just right in photos. This was as close to the true coloring that I could get.

I just had to share this photo of my Hollyhock. I planted this by seed in the early spring. After I planted it I read on the seed packet that this plant wouldn't flower until the second year after planting. Boy was I ever disappointed to read that. Needless to say I am thrilled that the packaging was wrong.
Look at this beauty! It shows up so well in front of the white fence. I think this is one of my prettiest flower this year!

I have been working on a guild challenge again. This time we had to use a certain fabric and make a tote bag or a hand bag with it. I am very happy with the results so far! Wish I could show you a photo of it too this time around, but that will have to wait until after the challenge is due on Sept. 22. Can you ever have enough tote bags? I don't seem to be able to!


Kathie said...

congrats on your ribbons
Love the latest quilt, the quilting is great.
OH I don't think I ever have enough tote bags!

Teresa said...

Congratulations on your ribbons! It sure is encouraging when your work is recognized with a ribbon. I know exactly what you mean by the virus thing. I did the same sort of thing, except it was a popup that said my internet explore was out of date and that I need to install the update. Looked legit to me, so I did it. Two weeks later I finally got my pc back out of the shop - for the second time.

Carin said...

Congrats on the ribbons at the fair!

Janet said...

Congratulations on winning ribbons at the fair!!! Your basket quilt looks lovely and so does your hollyhock.

julieQ said...

Wow, great job and congratulations! I really love your red and white quilt with the tiny flying geese, it is saved as one of my favorites. We had hollyhocks when I was a child, and I loved them, then and now. And a finish! What a great week!

Carol said...

Congratulations on all the ribbons...awesome! Love the new basket quilt!

Karen said...

Love the red & white quilt! Congratulations on winning your ribbons.

Tanya said...

Yes, a computer virus would be a nightmare. I'm not even sure if I'd recognize what programs I own that I would know to click on... I'll remember your warning...

Congratulations on your awards!