Sunday, August 19, 2012

Lucky

Two story lines here:

First, I've always said that I never win anything. Grade school carnival cake walks, scratch-off lotteries, blog give-aways -- I come away empty handed every time. I was once one of 3 -- 3! -- who signed up for a blog give-away & I did not win.

Second, I have always admired the quilts & fabrics of Malka Dubrawsky & was very excited when I heard she was coming out with a line of fabric. I thought I was watching carefully for it to come to market but somehow I missed it. I asked a guild friend who is much more clever than me about the comings (& goings) of fabric lines & she told me it had come out some time ago, if I searched, I might find a print or two, but it had come & gone. {sigh}

At the HMQG retreat this past spring, everyone got a goodie bag -- a prize, of sort. I "won" mine for coming in last in the jelly roll race! Everyone's bag had lots of great loot -- patterns, notions, fabric. I got lots of great loot & my greatest loot of all was a layer cake of Stitch in Color by Malka Dubrawsky!!!

I was giddy with pleasure & wanted to use it right away. So my Stitch in Color quilt jumped to the front of my to-do list & came together quite quickly. I've decided to call it "Lucky" -- to remind me that Good Fortune is less about getting stuff than it is about valuing the stuff you already have.

lucky front

lucky back


16 comments:

Little Island Quilting said...

Lovely story behind a great quilt

Rachaeldaisy said...

Another wonderful quilt!! Fancy a whole layer cake of a range you had wanted, thats what I call a prize!! I love the layouts you have used, front and back and your quilting is wonderful, the name is perfect!'

Julianne said...

Its a beautiful quilt!

capitolaquilter said...

The quilting really adds a punch. Love this line of fabric too.

Karamat said...

Amazing quilt!! Those different color lines of stitching are perfect!

When I saw the layer cake in the retreat prize loot I knew you'd be the perfect one to win it... I can't believe it worked out like that in the end. It was meant to be :)

Becca said...

:) Great story and great quilt! I love the quilting.

Ailsa (Cape Pincushion) said...

This is really beautiful, the quilting is stunning!

beth said...

Love this one! The colors and the quilting are terrific!

karen said...

Love this design and of course the fabric line!! I love the way you quilted it too.

amy and the bad cats said...

this is the absolutely most gorgeous quilt! you did an amazing job!

Dan R said...

Such a fun composition. Well done!

O'Quilts said...

Wow wow and more wow....I love everything about it. The quilting is so great. Did you do it the MM way?

**nicke... said...

goodness! this is such a great quilt with such a great story! and the back is amazing! the quilting... i am in love! it is beautiful!!!

Heather A said...

Such a beauty this one is. I love the effect of your straight line quilting on it, too. I've put this one on my inspiration pinterest board.

Cristin said...

It's really lovely! I'm constantly amazed at all the different designs that can be made from HST blocks... did I mention the back is gorgeous too!

thekomars said...

I just stumbled upon a picture of your quilt looking for a quilt to make with triangles. I love this pattern. Is it your own pattern, or can your provide me with a link where I can get this pattern? I'd love to make it. Thank you! thekomars@comcast.net