Friday, February 14, 2014

Whooping It Up

Fall Color Cruise 2007
First, my weekly report:  Nothing in, nothing out still near even on stash use.  That's worth a Whoop Whoop for sure.

On Friday I was whooping it up Big Time!  Take a look at what I picked up from Susan, my longarm quilter.

In 2007 DH and I took a fall quilting cruise From NYC up the northeast coast, around Nova Scotia, and down the St. Lawrence to Montreal.  In advance of the trip I received a square of fall leaf fabric with the challenge to make a block to commemorate the trip.  I entered my block in the competition and guess what.  My block WON!!

Just weeks before, I had attended a Joan Shay lecture and decided to use her 3-D Appli-bond© technique
on the leaves to give them dimension.  The judges, which included Alex Anderson, Joen Wolfram, and Laura Nownes, commented on my overall workmanship.  Oh, My!

Libby's Winning Block

The prize was my pick of the blocks which I had to share with the second place winner.  I chose an assortment of blocks to cover all aspects of the cruise including:

The Date

Holland America "Dam" Ship
New York City - Port of Departure

Fall Leaves

I used Debbie Bowles pattern BQ (for Big Quilt) which is perfect for setting an assortment of disparate blocks.  The top was finished in January 2012; I don't know why I waited so long to get it quilted.

Look at what a great custom quilting job Susan did.

Beautiful Quilting

Linking up with Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict for Whoop Whoop Friday and Judy at Patchwork Times for the Sunday stash report.

Warming up here, but still quilting on.


  1. Love those leaves--the colors are outstanding, as is the workmanship and quilting.

  2. A wonderful quilt, full of happy memories.

  3. Beautiful quilt! Such a great way to remember the cruise.

  4. Your block is beautiful. Congrats on the win and the quilt turned out great too.

  5. Congratulation on your win. Your block is really beautiful and I love the way you set it all together. You are right, Susan did a wonderful job on the quilting.

  6. Congratulations! That's wonderful and your quilt looks fabulous. Interesting setting. Like your stash balance, too. =)


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