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My Biggest Quilting Failure

Today is August 1 which means there are just EIGHT more days of summer vacation.  EIGHT.  I can smell the school supplies and new shoes which means I'm finally going to be able to get back to work around here! It was a busy summer but mostly I just tried to keep myself and the kids cool.  We played in the garden, grew a bunch of stuff, canned a zillion jars of pickles, and made apple butter from our very own apple trees.  This isn't tiny orchard quilts for no reason!  We have 13 or so fruit trees scattered around the yard and I have plans to squeeze in a few more things this fall (hello, cherries!!). The quilty parts...

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The County Fair!

This year, I decided to enter a few of my recent quilts in the county fair!  I've never entered anything competitive like this but I knew having a quilt hanging in the show would at least give me the push to go and see all the other beautiful quilts that had been entered.   The quilt category is broken down into sizes of quilt and then by technique.  I entered my Candy Hex Quilt in the lap quilt, pieced and quilted by the entrant category and my Swoon Quilt in the bed size, pieced and quilted by the entrant categories.  I was shocked when I went and found my quilts hanging with ribbons on them! My Candy Hex Quilt won...

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