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.
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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