A little punkin surprise!

Little Punkin by Maria Elkins, © 2015The weather is getting cooler and I’m eager for some yummy pumpkin-flavored treats — maybe a steaming pumpkin spice latte or some warm pumpkin pie with real whipped cream. Well, today I received a little punkin surprise that I want to share with you! I got an email announcing that my quilt, Little Punkin, won an award at IQA’s judged show in Houston!!! I won’t know which award it won until the end of October, but it’s exciting to know in the meantime. I won’t be able to go to the show this year, but if you are planning to attend, look for Little Punkin in the Art-Miniature category.

ElkinsMaria-RequisiteRedThis award is a little added bonus for me. I nearly didn’t enter it at all. I had already entered Requisite Red, and each person is allowed to enter two quilts, so DD#2 encouraged me to send in an entry form for this little portrait of Hazel, too. Smart lady! I’m glad I listened to her.

Some of you may remember that this little pumpkin portrait is the quilt that I made in the car while we were driving down to Houston, Texas last October. Not a bad use of time, right? Just goes to show that my Making Faces technique really is easy to do, even under less than optimal conditions. Yes, even beginners really can make a portrait quilt!