|Hung in front of the hand appliqued quilts for some reason.|
I started this quilt on a whim, just to play with the lone star pattern. I wasn't a big fan of the colors of the star, and intended to give it away. But then I added borders and background colors and spent a LOT of time on the quilting (including research, measurements, calculations, marking, etc) and somewhere along the way realized it could be worthy of showing. Once that idea took hold I started doing things more carefully to impress judges. I spent a lot of time on the quilting, and made sure it hung straight and flat when I was finished. I'm so glad that extra time and energy paid off! I'd like to enter it in other shows...but have no idea where to start. How do you even find a show worth entering??
The ChrisBobSquarePants quilt took third place in the machine quilted bed quilts, full size and larger.
|My quilt on the far left--not sure if those other quilts were in the same category or not.|
I entered it knowing that some of the quilting would probably not get good reviews. On this quilt I chose the quilting in terms of how much I liked the pattern with the quilt and how much I enjoyed quilting the pattern. Even though I hoped to enter it as well, I decided not to worry about judges and points. I wanted it to be a nice bed quilt--for snuggling under, not to impress someone I'll never meet. So even though I hoped it would get first (that's everyone's secret hope, right?), I'm not surprised it didn't...though I wasn't that impressed with first or second.
I will get a judges note sheet (and my winnings!) with the quilts when I pick them up on the 23rd. I'm certainly curious to see what they said about my quilts!