Thursday, November 15, 2012

Morton Masterpiece

The Old Country Store is having a Morton Masterpiece Contest.  
The rules require that the entries have to be made from Jo Morton designed fabrics.

I found out about the contest when I was more than halfway into my A Bountiful Life applique adventure. My little challenge to myself had always been to only use my stash of Jo fabrics for this quilt (okay, I did have to do SOME supplementing to the stash!), so my project seemed to qualify. The only problem would be getting it finished by the November 1st deadline.

Somehow I managed to finish all the applique, quilt, bind and label my quilt with two days to spare. Yay!   I sent photos of my mini A Bountiful Life (I named my version The Courting Quilt) and waited. I was kindly informed that my photos were received and a decision on the finalists would be made on the first of November. Then the deadline was extended for a week because of hurricane Sandy. More waiting on needles and pins. Then, miraculously, I got an email that I was one of the ten finalists!  Obviously, I am thrilled!!!

These are the professional photos that Jan Mast from Old Country Store sent me:

The Courting Quilt

If you go to Morton Masterpiece Contest  HERE, you can click on all ten of the quilts and then select an area to enlarge and really get a close-up look at all of the gorgeous quilts. Scroll down to the bottom of the page when you are ready to vote for the link to the voting page.

Warning: It's going to be hard to decide!!! 

A huge thank you  to Karen Mowery for all of her encouragement, support and for designing the beautiful  blocks! 


  1. Oh my gosh, you weren't kidding! The feathered star almost got me, but your Courting Quilt wins hands down. It's lovely. I hope to get mine done in my lifetime...

  2. I voted for your "Courting Quilt"--my favorite hands down. It is beautiful; all those quilts are lovely, but I truly like yours best...Good Luck Julierose

  3. Your quilt very deservedly made the top 10!! What fabulous quilts!! I need to get my scraps out and start sewing. I voted for yours - my favorite :0)

  4. Absolutely darling. What fun that they had this contest in the nick of time!

  5. Karen...this is absolutely beautiful! I've made two applique quilts and can appreciate the work you put into this! Please do stop by and link it up again at Tuesday Archives next week, as our themes will be applique and apples....and there will be many applique sewers who would love to see this! This then...hope your week is going well. Val:)

    1. PS: I'm now a happy GFC follower of yours! Nice to meet ya!

  6. Beautiful finish on the Courting quilt (I like that name). I have had some trouble with the guy's hand that is holding the apple branch. I checked the pattern this morning and see what I did wrong. I will cut a new piece and try to do it right.