Not really colors I’d ever pick out, but they kind of remind me of my house!
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!
When last we visited the Necktie Quilt, it was hanging in the SCVQA biennial Quilt Show in 2011. Although it wasn’t chosen for the Scrap Art Show at the SJ Quilt Museum that year, it found it’s way into the San Mateo County Fair in June 2012. And earned an Honorable Mention ribbon in the Art Quilt division!