One of my personal sewing goals this year was to enter a quilting contest. I think the reason I picked this as a goal was because while I do put myself out there all the time on this blog, I don’t put myself out there for “judging”. Judging is hard. You worry if what you do is good enough. I’m really glad that I decided to participate if only for the experience. I’m not sure I will do it again but it was certainly fun yesterday to walk into the hall where the quilts are displayed at the county fair and see my quilts hanging.
I entered Anne’s Easter Dress into the fair just for fun. This is the dress that I am probably most proud of making because the bodice is fully lined (a first for me). I won a blue first place ribbon for her dress. It was so cute when Anne saw it yesterday and asked “mommy, is it going to stay here forever?” I had to reassure her repeatedly that we would be picking it up on Monday.
After finding her dress, I went on a hunt for my quilts and found my Rainbow Star Burst quilt.
I ended up being kind of silly and entering two quilts in the same category, so they were competing against each other.
Ribbons aside, the most fun part was seeing all the quilts hanging up! I get to pick my quilts and Anne’s dress up on Monday and I will get a feedback form from the judges. I am excited to see what they have to say. I’m hoping for truly constructive criticism so that I can improve my work.
In the meantime I have 20 hours left to figure out my goal for August. Guess I better get on that! Don’t forget to link your finish up for July!
Oh, and I apologize for the crappy cell phone pictures! I brought my camera with me and took one picture and then got a nice little message saying “memory card full”. Seriously?!? I’m hoping to head back tomorrow with my parents (who are flying in this afternoon for a weekend visit), this time I will bring an empty memory card!
Have a great Thursday!