此条目有一个双重截止日期 - 在7月底末期的Quilts和即将到来的新侄女或侄子！The design was one I’d already drafted but not made, and I’ve been itching to stretch my “modern” wings a bit, so when I learned that the FoQ entry deadline had been extended I picked up all my courage and entered a quilt I hadn’t even started yet. Because那是一个明智的事情！
经过大量脑袋，灵感在一晚，我睡着了一晚 - 圈子！使用我的IDT步行脚，我绗缝的同心圆，从每个星光辐射出来，大多在海绵蓝光螺纹中，但有一些橙色，绿色或蓝色圆圈，也可以匹配星星。The backing is a print of cartoon jungle animals, found by mum “in case you hadn’t thought of something for the new baby yet” (eye-roll!), but had oranges and greens that went really well with the fabric on the front, so that worked out well.
因此，去年我拉上了我的大女孩内衣，并决定首次进入绗缝节日。我的原因？1）获得完成的东西（yay截止日期！）和2）获得一些公正的反馈。我的许多不明飞行物，我选择了纸起重机块从刀架块交换bob体育app下载苹果作为我的目标项目。I’d made the extra Cranes and filler blocks, everything was layered up ready to go, and I’d even made a start on the quilting, so really all (ha!) I had to do was quilt each block and assemble them into the finished quilt. Additionally, as a project that has involved other peoples’ effort, I felt it had greater priority than some of my other WIPs.
You may notice that I cheated a bit with my setting triangles, which perhaps wasn’t the best decision ever made, but by this point the end of July was bearing down upon me with speed and I was just determined not to hear that “WHOOSH” sound. Each block was quilted with an overall pattern of elongated leaves, then the triangles were cut apart, trimmed to size and arranged around the quilted blocks.
所以，AIM 1实现 - 被子完成并输入！Huzzah！瞄准2怎么样？Well, I have to say that I was nervous when I opened the envelope with the judges’ feedback in it, but in fact what I found therein was very fair and encouraging comments and scores that, based on the very high standard at the FoQ that year, seemed entirely reasonable. I did get dinged a little over those setting triangles being a bit wibbly! However, in truth I’m not sure how much was due to bias effects and how much was down to having folded the quilt for delivery. Now that it’s on my bed, keeping me cosy in all this rough weather, it’s impossible to notice any wobbles. For me, entering a quilt show is very much an opportunity to learn, both during the construction phase and from the feedback afterwards. I can say for sure that it was a really positive experience that I am looking forward to repeating this year!