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QuiltCon 2019 - Summary of My Quilts

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I'm back and finally getting over being exhausted but I had an amazing time at QuiltCon this year.  I think the best part of the show is running into so many fellow quilters that I've only met online, meeting all the new people and seeing old friends! 

I had four quilts in the competition part of the show, two in the Quilt of the Month showcase and the giveaway quilt.  I received judges notes on the four quilts in the competition portion of the show.  I would like to share the judges comments in hopes it will make them less terrifying and encourage others to enter in QuiltCon and other shows.  First up Colonnade, by far my favorite make of 2018:

QuiltCon judges notes vary from other quilt shows in that they don't give a quantified score.  Pluses next to one of the considerations indicates that the quilt being evaluated excelled in that area, or at least that is how it has been explained to me and then the judges leave comments on the bottom of the page.  I think Colonnad…

Glamour Shots

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Jennifer at Simply Imagine Photography took some amazing pictures of my quilts this week for entries in Quiltcon East 2017 and Modern Quilt Showcase.  She did an outstanding job!  I know these pictures can only help.


I also submitted a quilt I've been working on to Modern Patchwork Magazine for their Quiltcon edition.  I'll know in September sometime what they decide, exciting time of year for sure.
In addition to the new show entries I entered Canoe Paddles into the outdoor quilt show in Sisters, OR, not juried.  I think the style of that quilt is a good fit for the venue and I still love it so much I like showing it off :)

Finally Getting Somewhere

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Last August I bought Alison Glass's Handcrafted 2 fabric line and decided to make a double wedding ring with it, see earlier post.  I got right to cutting my pieces and then I set the project aside but I've recently been motivated to finish it.  A couple things prodded me along, positive feedback on Instagram after posting my WIP for #igquiltfest and I finished Peaks + Horizons so quickly.
I had to layout my dwr pieces before I could start to sew.  Since my design wall wouldn't fit more than 4 x 5 of the centers I have more layout work to do, the final quilt will be 5 x 6 centers.


After several sewing sessions, today I finished the first layout.  I haven't joined the columns together because I need to add another center to the bottom of each but it's definitely getting there.

I like the feel of this quilt so far.  It kind of reminds me of graffiti.  I'm really happy that I'm finishing this project, finally.  I've already been investigating ways to quilt th…