Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Prize Basket and UFO Finish #7

Here is a close-up picture of the ribbon and the $300.00 prize basket that I won from the Ontario quilt competition where I came in Reserve Grand Champion. The rosette is very beautiful and very big :) The blue bag is a sewing machine carry bag that nicely fits my Pfaff sewing machine. Pfaff is the sponsor for this event and provided the gift basket. The sewing baset includes a lot of goodies like scissors, a grabbit, a lot of thread, marking tools, a rotary cutter, two books, fusible web, a seam ripper and lots of other things that sewers find useful. I was thrilled just to get the ribbon so the gift basket is a really big surprise.
And here is another silly UFO! This makes my UFO finish of #7 for the year so far. This one was truly silly since I had this bag completely cut out and I just hadn't finished it yet. I just LOVE the fabric! It is so geometric and funky looking. I bought a skirt at a yard sale that was made out of this fabric since I loved the fabric, but, when I got it home and tried it on, it looked absolutely horrible on me! Well, I didn't want to waste the fabric, so, I cut up the skirt and made a pretty hip bag. I seem to be making a bunch of things out of yard sale finds lately LOL!


This is another UFO that made it on to my list. About 5 or 6 years ago I decided to learn how to make bargello quilts without any instructions or help LOL! Well, this not-very-bargelloy-bargello UFO was the result. My next one was much better I should mention :) I think that I am going to use this bargello peice and the co-ordinating black and gold print to make another of these bags. The front will be half bargello and half black. fabric and I think that it might just look pretty neat. If it doesn't work out no big deal since I really don't like the UFO anyways! What do you guys think? Will it look okay?

6 comments:

joyce said...

THe Bargello should make a very cute bag. I have that same moon and stars fabric in blue and gold. I really like it and have used it in parts of several quilts.

Erin said...

Congratulations on the ribbon. It's always fun to win something when you enter a quilt. Congrats on the UFO finish, too. It sounds like you're off to a productive 2007. :o)

Carole said...

Condgratulations! Your quilts are lovely. I'm also on a UFO finish mood. I've joined stashbusters as a commitment to reducing my pending quilts! Unfortunately, my UFOs keeps getting bigger and bigger. Keep well!

Susan said...

Congratulations on winning such a great prize, as well as the rosette! I love the little bag - great way to turn disappointment into something good. I think the bargello will make a great bag.

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

Congratulations - that 'is' a big ribbon.

Linda Ronne said...

Congrats on the ribbon and the basket. Isn't wonderful to have your work acknowledged in such a lovely way.
Linda