Tuesday, 9 February 2016
It missed the deadline for the exhibition it was meant to go to. I could have made it on time if I had done more machine quilting than hand work but the quilt deserved the effort of hand quilting and embellishing. Then I considered another competition but for that one I would have had to cut it down considerably to meet the size requirements and again I felt it already was the size it was meant to be. So I made an executive decision to simply proceed with it and make it in the way I wanted to, and then look out for somewhere to enter it when the opportunity presents itself.
It's great to finally be done with this one, I have to admit. Although I'm not displeased with the end result the making of it was a very up and down affair and looking back I have been working on this quilt for 5 months and being able to put a label and sleeve on it after all that time was quite a relief.
I have taken time today to add a QUILTS page to this blog. You can see the Tab at the top. It takes you to an overview (in reverse chronological order) of some of my prizewinning quilts over the years.