Every year the WV Quilters (our state guild) hosts the WV Quilters Festival quilt show. It’s a large show held at the Summersville Arena and Conference center in the southern part of the state. Summersville is a beautiful area, with a large lake and lots of fun summer activities. It’s a wonderful place to spend some time, and having a quilt show to visit is an added bonus.

A few months ago I decided to challenge myself and enter a couple of quilts. Remember the grunge/William Morris quilt I made several months ago? You can read about it here, here, and here. I decided I would enter that quilt and pushed myself to get the quilting finished. I took my time with it, did a lot of unpicking, and was extra careful with the stitching. I really enjoyed working on this quilt and playing with the different quilting designs and am so pleased with the finished project.

Apparently the judges were pleased with it too.

blue ribbon half square triangle quiltAck! Can you believe that? This little quilt that started with two freebie charm packs and had to be redesigned because I was too tight to buy a little more grunge fabric won first place in its category!

Half square triangle quilt with grunge fabric is a blue ribbon winnerIt was so fun to walk down the aisle, see it hanging there, and then realize there was a ribbon attached to it! The official name of the quilt is “A Little Less Grunge”. Kate (Life in Pieces) suggested the name and it kinda stuck. It’s a good name – thanks Kate!

The second quilt I entered came home ribbon-less, but I still love it. I will be sharing it with you a little later, as it is also my newest pattern. I’m still trying to find just the right name for it. Naming quilts and quilt patterns can be so difficult sometimes!

So that’s my short and sweet crush for Main Crush Monday! Now it’s time for you to link up yours and share what has you excited to be in your sewing space. You can link any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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