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Thread: My Blue Ribbon Winners

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    My Blue Ribbon Winners

    I love entering items at the county fair. My quilts are made for charity and my favorites are displayed at the fair prior to donation. The local quilting guild makes Christmas stockings for the foster children and their families. A friend decided to de-stash. I took the quilted sateen, Christmas prints and white fake fur which became 13 stockings. The stockings looked too formal. I found an embroidery design which was meant to be a coaster. The coaster was sewn to the stockings and adds a nice touch.

    This year I was given FSL (Free Standing Lace) embroidery patterns and decided to stitch some of the designs. The large green bowl and doily used almost all of a 5000 meter cone of thread. When I picked up my items, I was told there were numerous questions about how the lace was created. Two fair volunteers asked that I include an informational document with next year's lace entries. Guess I better get stitching as the FSL bowls take a long time...
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    My gosh Marilyn! What a busy girl you have been! The lace bowls are something new to me, and they are gorgeous... thanks so much for posting pics of your wonderful quilty items... a real treat to see!

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    What beautiful things you make. It is wonderful to know that you donate so many quilts.

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    Your work is beautiful so it is no wonder all the blue ribbons! I love the last quilt you have pictured. It would go perfect in one of my guests rooms.
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    lucky you that is a lot of ribbons

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    Beautiful work! Love the lace bowls....AMAZING!
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    Wow...Great work.
    Can we call "Blue Ribbon Marilyn"
    Thanks for sharing your great work..

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    They are all just beautiful, great job and thank you for sharing. Congratulations.
    Have a Blessed day
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    Congratulations....loved looking at all your work!!! Beautiful !!!

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    Your bowls are gorgeous! Are they done by your sewing machine or a special embroidery machine?Your quilts are great also, too bad they couldn't be fully displayed. I hope there was some cash to go along with the ribbons.

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    wow what a nice collection of beautiful items.my personal favorite is the quilt in the middle of the last pic-love it
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    Congratulations !!!! Thanks for sharing your stunning works of art, I loved seeing such perfection.

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    Wow...Congratulations to you!! You did a wonderful job on every single item. I also love the blue lace bowl. Gorgeous items.
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    Very nice pics. Your bowls are stunning!!! How in the world do you do that?

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    congratulations you do beautiful work!!!!
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    You have some beautiful quilts. Love the bowls also.

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    WOW, you are a very talented lady. Everything is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.
    so many quilts to make, so little time.

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    Thank you for all the lovely comments on my work! The Free Standing Lace items are done on an embroidery machine. The bowls consist of 8 side pieces and 1 center circle. Each side piece is over 34,000 stitches and takes about an hour to stitch out. Whatever thread is used on the top is also used in the bobbin so that the color/texture is the same on both sides. Two layers of Vilene, a water solvable stabilizer that looks like fabric, is used for the stitching base. The pieces are swished around in warm water to rinse away the Vilene and left to dry between plastic canvas sheets. The dried pieces feel like they have been heavily starched. The pieces are joined with a zig-zag stitch on the sewing machine.

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    You have done beautiful work on all of these and deserve all the blue ribbons! Great job! I love the FSL bowls, too!

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    Congratulations on so many blue ribbons. The bowls are georgeous. I bet you could sell a bunch of them easily. Great job and keep up the great work for charity. It will caome back to you ten times over. Blessings

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    they are very nice and congrats
    nice to have quilting friends they are there for you

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    Beautiful items, easy to see why they got the ribbons. You do wonderful work. Congrats.
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    Busy AND super talented! Wow! These are all fabulous! You're so sweet to donate these beautiful things! And the bowls are amazing! Great job! Congrats on your ribbons!!!
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    WOW! beautiful work. I love all the creativity

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    congrats, you have been a very busy person. the lace bowls are fantastic

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