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Best of the Valley

Two weekends ago the local quilt show called Best of the Valley was open and this year I entered three quilts. I was lucky enough to get a ribbon on each quilt. A first place for my fish quilt, a third place for my butterfly quilt and an honorable mention on my linen quilt.

I didn't take pictures of all the other wonderful quilts but my friend Debbie posted a bunch on her blog which is listed on by 'blogs I read list'. Her blog is called Quilt Crazy Debbie.

Other than that I have just been working on a Nickel Quilt book pattern called Tillie's Treasure. I have two more borders to go before I can pin and quilt it. I also have ordered myself a new Bernina sewing machine. I decided get the 750 QEE. I will hopefully get it in the next few weeks.

My new little girl dog Needles is adjusting well. Still hasn't warmed up to Jeff but loves me dearly. She still has a potty problem that we are working on with praise and treats if she goes outside. When I'm home she likes to check on me and since I'm usually at my sewing machine it gets a little tough to sew. I can't sew with a dog on my lap so I pull my wicker chair right next to my chair and she comes to be with me there.

I also hope to get caught up on my block of the months for April. I have my 9 Farmers Wife blocks done and they are the hardest.

Thanks for looking.



  1. Wow ! Three quilts and three prizes. Congrats!

  2. Congratulations on your awards. It's nice to have your work recognized.
    Keep up the good work with all your BOMs.

  3. It was great spending time with you at the show and dinner afterwards. Your quilts looked wonderful! The fish was my favorite.

  4. Congratulations to both you and Needles. Your quilts are wonderful and your little dog is adorable. She is a lucky girl. You are a talented one.

  5. Congratulations, Barbara! It's always a delight to showcase your work!

    Love that little dog. She reminds me of Pixel. I think I might just be getting used to having canine friends, especially the kind that like to just be near you. :)

  6. Congrats on your 3 wins! That is impressive but not surprizing-lovely quilts-love the fish! I have a Nickle Quilt UFO on my list to finish this year and I think it is Tilly. I am looking forward to getting back to it.

  7. Can't wait to see your new machine!


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