It´s always nice to wake up to good news in the morning 🙂
This morning I got to know that my quilt
„Why me? Why not?“ has won a 3rd place ribbon at the Vermont Quilt show in New England USA . How cool is that 🙂
There where about 1 100 contestant quilts to what I heard. wow 🙂
I´m especially happy because this quilt gave me so much trouble, it made up today 🙂
„Why me? Why not?“ (C) Simone Steuxner 2019
There are about 1500 Swarovski crystal-stars on this quilt. Took a while to get them attached 🙂
Working on another (show) quilt right now!
Today we celebrate MIDSOMMAR so GLAD MIDSOMMAR to all of you!!
But not only celebrating we summer solstice, no 🙂 Yesterday I got the results of
the National Quilt Championship UK 2019 and it´s time for another happy dance here in Vänsjö 🙂
„Rainbow of hope“ won 1st place Larg Wall hanging AND
1st Award for machine quilting
my baby made me really proud!
(picture is from last year FoQ UK)
Right now I´m working on my next big project. And in a few weeks I will also know how my newest show quilt „Grandma Sofie´s garden“ did, and I will reveal the quilt here.
until then… Happy Quilting!
more good news to share 🙂
My quilt „feathered Roses“ was accepted into the „Sapphire“ (45 years of quilting) Exhibition in Houston. What an honor! 🙂 only blue/white quilts will be hanging there.
„feathered roses“ (c) Simone Steuxner
but that´s not all 🙂 the universe is showering me with abundance. Two of my quilts won a Honorable Mention at the UQSM show in Salt Lake City/ Utah.
„Green is Gold“
That means 3!!! Ribbons in one week…speachless 🙂
A heartfelt THANK YOU to Walter for all support, love and for believing in me!
I love you!!
now my motivation is high and I´m working frantically on my latest quilt to finish it. 🙂 more about it later… first we have to celebrate a little bit 😉
it´s wednesday and after a sleepless night – the awards ceremony was live on fb from midnight to 2am, no way I was going to miss that 🙂 – I can reveal that…..
„Rainbow of hope“ won a 3.place ribbon Large Wall quilts stationary machine quilted. I´m simply blown away.
For those of you not quilt world related … Paducah Spring Quilt show is one of the most prestige filled shows in USA. Getting a quilt in there is already big, but winning there is beyond words, no matter which place!
This is the only show with purchase awards, that means the Best of show and the master awards from the different categories will be purchased and hung in the Quilt Museum. What a honor and how special is that! 🙂
Dream big right 😉
Last night I got an email which nearly let me faint…. OMG…
it´s already big when your quilt get´s accepted into that show in Paducah, but getting an email stating that I won something that´s beyond words. Now I have to wait until Wednesday to find out which place „Rainbow of hope“ won.
I keep you posted! 🙂
I love it when the day starts with good news 🙂
Just found out that „Green is Gold“ was accepted into MQX New England, a major show in USA. From the other names of the list I can tell you it will be a fiercy competion. But for now it´s waiting again until march.
Prepairing the quilt and shipping off is next 🙂
Here´s once more a picture of the quilt. A wholcloth quilt, my original design.
Happy New Sew-Year to all of you 🙂 May 2019 be a good one!
How about starting with something finished? I have been very busy since early November 2018 and here are some results 🙂 (ok, yes you are right… I´m always busy 🙂 )
My first try on a whole cloth quilt went quiet well. I designed it in late September and started quilting in November, it took about 6 weeks from start to finish. It´s already entered for a „Green“- Challenge in USA, so fingers crossed. The name is „Green is Gold“, I used gold embroidery-thread from Guetermann, and did also some yarn couching. A lot of Swarovski crystals went on it too :), fabric is 100% cotton, batting is a lofty polyester for the puffy feathers 😉
(click on the picture to make it larger)
„Green is Gold“ Simone Steuxner (c)nissebodesign 2018 50″x 50″
over x-mas I made a baby quilt, which I can´t show here right now, because it´s a gift, so you´ll have to wait 🙂
Next on was a blue and white quilt for an Exhibition in Houston this year, we will see how it works out – accepted or not- in march 🙂
It´s a kind of vintage quilt, as I found the table cloth in a second hand store in Östersund and fell in love with it. Quilted with Wonderfil Master quilter 40wt, 100%cotton, fabric and batting.
here the pictures: the name is: „feathered roses“ 65″x 63″
„Feathered Roses“ SimoneSteuxner(c)nissebodesign 2018
and last but not least the one I´m currently working on… means quilting, because I work on 3 different projects right now 😉
It already demanded it´s name be: „Why me? Why not?“ but it´s not sure which way it will go! (show or no show that´s the question 😉 )
Simone Steuxner(c)nissebodesign 2019
well 🙂 that´s it for today, there sure is always more to tell, but I also need something for a next time 😉
It finally started snowing and with it, it also started snowing good news 🙂 Looks like the universe released me from the waiting button.
Here we go:
„Rainbow of Hope“ was accepted into Road2Californa a major Quilt show in USA, with about 500 Quilts there.
„Masquerade“ was accepted into AQS Daytona Beach a major Quilt show also in USA with about 300 Quilts there.
and… I got a new sewing machine 🙂
the new Pfaff quilt expression 720… a dream machine!!
This machine really came as a surprise to me, nothing planned… live really can be amazing 😉
and last but not least… rumor has it, that my quilt „secret love“ will be the cover girl for our Rikstäckets Quilt magazine in December… I´ll soon find out if that´s true 🙂
Update:… yes it´s true.. here it is 🙂
Others than that I´m busy working on the next show quilts, and the quilt class schedule for 2019… so check back after X-mas!
Live is good! 🙂
It´s been quiet a while since I last wrote here after my 1.Place in Salt Lake City. Summer was busy and I´m very grateful that it´s over. The part with the forest fires was not fun, but now we have Autumn, Harvest and soon Winter again. Means sewing time 🙂
Lot´s has happened on the quiltfront too 🙂
My Quilt „Rainbow of hope“ (yes the one who won in SLC/Utah) was in Birmingham /UK at Festival of Quilts and got a „highly commended“ – what an honor! It took me two weeks to find it out – by surprise, nobody told me… so it was a late happy dance.
Rainbow of hope at FoQ in Birmingham/UK 2018 „highly commended“
but the success story goes on 🙂
My new show quilt „Masquerade“ got juried in to the MQX show in Illinois/USA already a big deal only this. Now the fingers are crossed for a good outcome in the end of September 🙂 than I will show the quilt officially here 😉
Last weekend I was with Louise – from my Quilters Guild in Mora – in Lidköping. There – every second year – we have Quiltköping – Swedens own and largest Quiltshow. Competition theme was this year „Linjespel/ line play“
And to my big surprise and happiness I won 1.place traditional category
1.place traditional category, price was a new Bernina 215 🙂
A dream came true!!
Now it´s back to work 🙂 Training with the dogs started already, the garden is nearly done for this year and lots of ideas are waiting to be born to life! I was also asked to teach in Mora next year at our own Quilt exhibition – how cool is that 🙂
A big THANK YOU goes to Walter for all support and always having my back! I love you!!
Happy quilting! 🙂