Monday, March 30, 2009

MQS 2009 Quilt Entry - California Poppy

I wasn't going to do this. I had an entry in MQS 2008 Bread and Butter Category. It was a blooming 9 patch. I entered the Blooming 9 patch into the San Diego quilt show and the Poway 4th of July Quilt show. It actually got Viewer's Choice at the Poway show. I have a friend, Debbie, who is a much better piecer than I am. She pieces, I quilt. So she made a very pretty (sage and beige) 4-patch variation as part of the Quilting Challenge for Innovations in 2008. I didn't realize that I would get any judges comments from Innovations so that was a nice surprise. The urge to make a show quilt and the drudgery of deadlines was sort of out of my system but Debbie wanted to do another so that is where I am now. I just quilt the quilts.

I am doing the quilt freehand which I think is probably suicidal but I hope to get some valuable constructive criticism from the judges on my freehand work. It does help you target areas of improvement. I was told to focus on making sharper points on my quilt last year so I have been working on that all year. I think I have gotten better. Part of that may be due to my new Edgerider wheels though so I can't take all the credit.

So I loaded the quilt last night, wound the tangerine bobbins, oiled the machine, and refreshed my memory on the design. I am ready. More later.

1 comment:

magikquilter said...

oh my ...that is so incredibly beautiful...please give debbie my compliments...and am keen to hear more about your quilting and how you go about getting sharper points!!!

BTW...have worked out that for some reason your blog does not load to my google subscribes but then it but does not show up! Something about a parsing error...will get CJ to look into may have been missing lots of readers if this is across the board.

My life has changed in the last couple of years - some bumps, I retired from quilting, and then I moved to Texas. I'm anxious to see what new adventures await me in the next phase of my life.

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