Friday, February 10, 2012

Come September

I'm still getting my baby cuddles, but I took a short break to meet up with some friends and visit a local quilt show. I was pleasantly surprised to find "Come September" hanging in one of the rows.

My customer created this to commemorate her 50th wedding anniversary. She collected fabrics for two years. Each of the fabrics used in the quilt has metallic gold accents. The wedding rings in the center are gold lame (I would have put the accent mark in, if  I knew how to do that). It took me in the neighborhood of 50 hours to quilt.

It was so rewarding to see people pouring over the quilt.

The quilt garnered four ribbons. First Place in Mixed Techniques, Large Quilt. Past Presidents Ribbon, Judges Choice, and one other. This other one has both my customer and myself quite confused. It is a First Place for Computer Assisted Custom Quilting. The confusion comes from the fact that none of the quilting is computer assisted. I don't have a computer on my longarm.

All we can figure is that the judges moved it into that category. On the entry forms there is a statement that judges may move quilts to a category that they feel is more appropriate for the quilt.

Unfortunately, the judges are not around for us to ask. Quite perplexing.

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