Monday, May 14, 2012

Connie's Urban Abacus Quilt!

My sister-n-law and I have been quilting buddies for a long time, unfortunately we live a few hours apart...but when we get together, we always manage to do something quilty!  The last time we were together I helped get her going on this quilt.


This is my Urban Abacus Pattern.  Connie did a great job on it!

I love the pink with the black and white prints.  I just finished quilting it for her and used the pantograph "Gothic Vine".  I thought it worked well for the quilt!

The Urban Abacus Pattern has been my most popular pattern out of all my patterns.  You can see a few of them on my Sew Kind of Wonderful Flikr Group.

Good job Connie!

....also I got an exciting e-mail today:

Jenny,
Congratulations! Your application to the International Quilt Festival has been approved by our Screening Committee. You will be e-mailed the contract packet for our upcoming fall show in Houston, TX, which will be sent in mid-June. The Portland contract will be e-mailed toward the middle of December.

We look forward to having you at our shows. 

Up till today, I was planning on going to Quilt Market for next spring, but now that Houston is a possibility!  I'm not sure I could pull it off?  I have to admit, I've got butterflies just thinking about it!
...also, it's not to late to enter the Quick Curve Ruler bag giveaway, who wouldn't want a custom made bag, with the colors of your choice! 
 
~Jenny~


17 comments:

diane said...

What a beautiful quilt! Your patterns are so great and the piecing and quilting are beautiful! I agree, the pink and black and white are very striking. And congratulations about the IQF! Very exciting!!!!!

Sharon S said...

Congrats! So excited for you. Look out Houston here you come! Love the SIL's quilt too.

Esther said...

Congratulations! So so exciting!

Karen said...

I love your Urban Abacus Quilt Pattern, and your SIL's quilt it lovely. And congrats on IQF in Houston, you can do it!!!
Good Luck!

Auntie Pami said...

Squeal! If you need advice on QM, I have friends who have been and can give some advice! What about the local quilt shows? (Hint, we have one in Feb here in Kitsap!)

Kathy said...

WOW, Urban Abacus looks great in Black and White! It is nice to see it quilted with a panto too, it looks great and I might do that to mine...once I finish piecing it (I ran out of background!)
Congrats on going to Houston!

JCAATPedigo said...

WOW! I'm famous! Jenny, I am in awe of your talent and am so happy with the way it turned out!

Congratulations on Quilt Market! It's going to be amazing!!!

Mama Pea said...

Hey, congratulations! Very fun! I really love that pink and black quilt. That color combo is one of my faves!

Sugar Town Quilt Co. said...

Good job. Put the butterfly's back in the jar and lets get to Work, Huston is not far off

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Viu onde o talento e o capricho estão te levando?Estou na torcida,vá em frente e sucesso.Parabéns!!!!!

Ethne said...

See, I knew you could do it - congratulations, you deserve it and I'm so very pleased that others in the organising committee of IQF see the wonderful possibilities of your designs
Blessings and have a ball getting ready and organised for it (and why not have a trial run at QM, as long as it doesn't step on any toes)

Quilterbell said...

Congratulations, I wish you the best!. The quilt is lovely!

Cathy said...

Congratulations on the exciting news about Houston! "Sew wonderful" for you !!

Pam said...

i love connie's quilt and congrats on QM !!! xxoxoxox

Annabella said...

Wow - congratulations Jennifer! Connie's quilt is beautiful and Abacus is my favourite I think!

RobinStar Quilting said...

I knew they would love you at Quilt Market!

Crickets Corner said...

Congratulations on Houston! Good things happen to good people and you deserve to reap the rewards of all your hard work.