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Thread: Woo Hoo! I won 2nd place People's Choice at Bennington Quiltfest

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    Woo Hoo! I won 2nd place People's Choice at Bennington Quiltfest

    I am shocked and so happy! Thank you any local QB members who went and cast their vote for "Go Fish!" I made this quilt for my brother and it is almost all flannel, front and back. The only fabrics that weren't flannel are the green fish (3rd from last border) and the brown narrow borders and binding.

    I started with a flannel panel in the center and made the quilt round robin style adding different style borders until I got it up to size. I then LAQ on my Innova and added button eyes for the pieced fish. The pine trees are a paper pieced pattern I drafted up myself taking inspiration from the jeweled forest quilts posted here last fall. The quilting was mostly SITD. I outlined all the elements in the center panel like the bear, the cabin, the moose, etc. Along with all the different paw prints and foot prints (except the moose tracks, they were too numerous to outline quilt so I decided not to). The fish fabrics just had an enlongated meander and occasional swirls to mimic water. All the pieced fish I quilted scales on the body and bone lines in the fins then I embelleshed with button eyes.

    Here I am grinning ear to ear having just found out I won
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    Here is a pic of the front of the quilt (sorry it is sideways):


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    and here is the back which I pieced mostly with scraps from the front, some flannels from my stash and a walmart flannel sheet to fill it out to be big enough.
    I think because the quilt was double sided is why I took second. The show people hung it so you could see front and back which was an unexpected and delightful suprise. I am elated.
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    Congratulations!!! It's a beautiful quilt, well done
    The biggest risk is the one not taken

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    A BIG congrats!! You deserve it, it's beautiful and a lot of work went into that quilt too!
    Grandma of 5 beautiful grand kids, 4 crazy cats & 1 dog!

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    Wow...great work....I think you should of won first place! Congratls

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    What a truly beautiful work of art! Congratulations!
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    Congrats to you! I would have given you a blue ribbon but 2nd place is great too!!
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    It is a wonderful quilt and you look fabulous next to it.

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    Congrats on your masterpiece. That's one lucky brother who will receive this quilt. Thanks for sharing your great news, and not only showing the quilt, but the special quilter! What a nice picture....

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    Congats it awesome and warm looking.

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    congrats. its gorgeous!!!!
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    It's fabulous...both sides! Congratulations!
    Being skinny isn't easy, so I gave up and opted for being sexy instead. (aunty acid)

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    what a wonderful quilt!!!!! congratulations.
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    Congrats! How exciting. Quilt is gorgeous front and back!
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    Remarkable quilt. I especially like it being dual sided.

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    Your quilt is absolutely beautiful. Congrats on your ribbon and you are so deserving. The back is great also.

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    very nice and congrats

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    Wow, both sides are beautiful. You put so much work into the back of the quilt too!

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    No wonder you won! That is just fantastic. I LOVE LODGE LOOK and you quilt is over the top spectacular in my book. Congrats!!!

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    Congratulations! Spectacular quilt!

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    Second? That would have been first for me!!! Love it.
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    Great Job! I Love the back of the quilt as well as the front!
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    I love it and apparently lots of other people did too!

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    Its beautiful I wish I could do something that wonderful

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    Oh, it looks so warm and cuddly! You did a wonderful job. Congratulations!

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    Hey!! I have to find this out on QB rather than an email??? lol I am soooo happy for you. And to think this quilt was laying on my kitchen table just a few weeks ago. Happy sigh. ;-) Congrats, Jane. Your quilt is amazing.

    PS--that's a great picture of you!!

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