Tuesday, 24 August 2010

brum brum


so, last thursday was a little bit exciting...i received a phone call from my mum when i was scraping carrots for tea...she asked me if i was sitting down...which of course i wasn't...she faffed around (like only my mum can) before telling me that our quilt gloryholes sorry i mean portholes, had won the 'group quilt' category at the festival of quilts at birmingham NEC! i screamed, she screamed, we both screamed. it was a scream fest.
i've more to say about the show, but will wait til i've taken some pretty pictures of the fabrics i bought, hmmmm, *drool*. i saw some old chums, met some awesome new ones...it was a terrific couple of days, and was particularly nice spending time with me muvver without someone with sticky fingers demanding our attention, and that's just my husband, hohoho.

*note: although mum and i were thrilled and honoured to be winners, i was slightly less than impressed with the dingy area the quilt was hung - the lighting was appalling...(god that makes me sound horrible, but i'm being honest)

23 comments:

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Teasemade said...

Oh congrats thats excellent news! (apart from the lighting) I'd love to work on something like that with my lovely mum. Mmmm looking forward to London FoQ now.

Clare said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!! How fabulous!!!!! Can't wait to hear more about it. Didn't make it to the show...more photos of your beautiful quilt please! :-)

Dan Rouse said...

congratulations! your quilt inspired me to create my own porthole project
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silverpebble said...

Wowee - congratulations! How absolublomminlutely brilliant. What did you win? Eh eh? Was it a cup?

PAWLING | print studio said...

so exciting!! so well-deserved!!!!! congrats to both of you =)

Jo said...

Congratulations! That's great news!

Deb said...

wow wee! congratulations. i have been a reader of your blog for a while and have watched this quilt being made, from beginning to end. very impressive. well done. dx.

Swirlyarts said...

Oh that's fabulous! Well done!

Blueberry Park said...

I sooo wish I could have been there to see this in person...oh, and to see you too ;(

Deepa said...

congratulations! it looks lovely with the 'winner' bit all next to it.
yay!

Lynne said...

Hey lu - are you in the uk and, if I hadn't have been on hol, I could have seen this quilt as I am but a stone's throw rom Brum - well congratulations, very deservedly as this is THE quilt as far as I am concerned.

Ali said...

The lighting in the whole place was horrible. But congratulations on your win!!

Dobbygirl said...

Congratulations!!! It looks beautiful (in spite of the bad lighting).

Ethne said...

I found a post on your progress on this quilt recently and loved it - also saw photos of your other quilt on Flickr and have been eagerly checking out all photos of the FoQ show as they've been loaded up on Flickr (by lucky quilters who went to the show)
Well done on such super success - it's deserved on such a work or art
Looking forward to hearing more of all the goings on at the show.

sooziebee said...

wow, lu that's brilliant, congratulations on the win!! one step closer to world domination!!! Well done me dear!!

Helen said...

Well done Lu, and your Mum too!

Monika said...

Congratulations!!!
It is indeed an awesome project - and this displaying area looks perfect!

quilthexle said...

Congratulations! You must be really really proud. I just blogged about your miniature quilt on my blog, www.quilthexle.blogspot.com. This little one really caught my eye and fascinated me.

PUKKA PINNIES said...

Lou, this is fab news. It is a gorgeous quilt. I had been wondering how it had gone for you. Well done to you both. What a project to remember. Who gets to keep it?

skinnylaminx.com said...

Wow wow! You clever beast! And truly, this is the most lovely quilt I've ever seen in my life. Well done to you two. xxx

My word veri is WOOSEND, and I certainly SEND some WOO! to you!

Laurie Wisbrun | Scarlet Fig said...

Thrilled for you and so well deserved. I've already gushed over and over again about how much I love the quilt so I'll simply say it again. Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous.

Cara said...

Aw Lu, very belated congratulations to both you and your mum. It is a stunning quilt - lots of work went into it, and I'm sure it was a very worthy winner. Wish I'd got to see it in the flesh. x

basmatiblogs said...

Just saw the quilt yesterday at the Knitting and Stitch Show - congratulations! It is truly stunning work.