For those of you who don’t know me personally, I am a pretty competitive person. Now, as I write that, I cringe a little. I don’t really mean with other people but with myself. In golf, it is normally to beat my best score, quilting, for each quilt to be better than the previous. Now that is not to say that I don’t like to win when competing against others because that would be a lie.
I recently received 2 of my quilts back from Quilt Odyssey. Swan’s Song and Red Velvet. These two quilts are near and dear to my heart. That is not to say that they are without issues because that would not be true.
Alas, they did not ribbon at the show. Nedless to say I was bummed. When I received them back from the show, I looked at the comments the judges made. Now, normally, I look and then just throw them away and not give it more thought because I know the quilt intimately. I know where the issues are even if the judges didn’t find them. However, the suggestion was made that Red Velvet might benefit from additional quilting on the plates. I sighed…. in my heart I knew that they were right. When it left for the first show, I contemplated adding and decided not to. With what the judges suggested and my own gut feeling about this quilt, I added some more quilting to the plates. WOW, I am so glad I did. I love it even more than before.
Here is the before and after.
I am quite pleased! Now it is off to Houston with Swan’s Song. Yeah!!!
On a side note, I have been slacking off on designing new pantos. But I finally got one done. Here it is….. Glasgow! It will be 25% off for the month of August. 🙂
Hope you all have a fantastic Monday!!