Sunday, October 16, 2011
AQS Des Moines 2011
The show is over and I wasn't a winner, maybe the next show I enter. The one thing I don't like is that you do not get a critique from the judges at this show and the only show that they do give one is at the Paducah show. I'm debating about entering it in Lancaster AQS show, again I won't know what the judges have to say about it. I still have a little time to decide. I did talk to many women about my quilt, apparently there is a large following of Kaffe's fabrics lovers. I did see one older lady make a terrible face at it and couldn't move fast enough away from it, must thought it was going to jump at her. LOL. It was sent to Paducah for photography as it may be in the 2013 AQS engagement calendar.
I haven't been commenting on blogs much this summer, like many others I couldn't get it to work and gave up on it then finally took the time to figure it out.
Since I'm not working now, (job cut and I'm perfectly fine with that, it was getting in the way of my quilting, LOL) I have been sewing up a storm. Have finished sewing, embroidering and appliqueing 8 small wall quilts and 2 queen size quilts, all need quilted. My next adventure is taking a class to learn to machine quilt starting with the large ones. I prefer to hand quilt, especially my own designs but I will never live long enough to get them all done. I always hire a gal to do my machine quilting but I have too many and it does get quite costly.
Take a look at Civil War Bride blog, my friend, Karen won 2nd place at AQS DM 2011. Such a beautiful quilt, much deserving win. Since we both knew we would be in the same class in this competition I stopped working on my CWB quilt and put all my time into the Bizzy Bird Farm.
I'm working on the border of an applique quilt as the center 9 blocks are done. It has blue denim looking fabric for the background and the applique is done with medium & light blues and white/blue toile. Again different looking style for me. My Basket Medallion quilt (Kim's) is on my list to get done, soon....