It’s one thing to enter a quilt in an open exhibition, quite another to enter a judged show.
Before the San Mateo County Fair, I’d spent a couple more weeks of hand quilting. Finishing the top of the hearts, I decided the squares on point could use a little attention. I’m ambivalent about quilting another zigzag around the burgundy border; the squares will turn into diamond along the top and bottom, so maybe I’ll just leave it for later.
The tricky part is quilting the internal hanging sleeve. Luckily, I find a flat mirror from my kit that just fits and I set to work quilting the front, then flipping it over to mock-quilt (there’s no batting) the striped side. Easy peas-y!
Finally, I made it to the fair with friends on Saturday and found that my Labor of Love had taken 2nd place!
Oh, what a relief. The recognition after so many years (and miss-steps) is so satisfying.
Hmm… I wonder if they would accept it at PIQF this fall? Be brave.