Monday, March 22, 2010

crockpot queen.

I entered this quilt in a quilt show this last weekend
in Glendale, Califoria.
This is a sort of memory quilt of my Sunday afternoons:
Crockpot meals with the family including
my son and daughter-in-law and sometimes friends.
I had so much fun making this quilt!
The process of making it brought to mind all
those happy memories.
I hand appliqued all those images on there
then I machine quilted it.
I thought, if you've ever dreamed of entering a quilt show,
you'd be interested in what the judges said.


Here's a close-up of those potatoes.

Now for the judges comments!

Best features:
~Whimsical, fun quilt to explore.
~Quilting motifs are well chosen.

Areas needing improvement:
~applique stitches should be smoother and tighter.
~Strive for more precision in machine piecing.
~Strive for smaller and smoother quilting stitches.

I think the judges pretty well summed up my quilt,
don't you?
I have a long way to go when it comes to precision!
But I'm sure having a fun time getting there!


I hope that this encourages you to enter a quilt show!

9 comments:

  1. Ahhhh....
    true talent needn't be "judged"...
    I always...L-O-V-E your stuff!!
    you amaze me!!

    xo
    eva

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  2. This one is a winner in the fun category!
    Really, I'm proud of anyone who just puts forth the effort and tries! Good for you!
    On a side note, my friend Jill won in applique-
    yippee for her!

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  3. Beth, I am so proud of you! Good job. I love your fun quilt. It's a winner in my book.

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  4. Too funny Beth....'Crockpot' quilt!! You are sooooo brave to enter a contest....I think I would be scared.....but, how nice to get a good critique of your work!! I think it was a good critique...they didn't just lam-bast you tons of 'what NOT to do'!!!

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  5. This quilt deserves a blue ribbon, it is wonderful in all catagories! A job well done Beth!

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  6. Oh, that is such a neat quilt! I love the borders and the vines and the way everything looks like it's getting ready to jump right into the pot and become something fantastic.

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  7. Beth,
    Loved seeing your quilts this past weekend. I say they are just right!

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  8. Your quilt is really cute and creative. The comments are encouraging. I've only entered quilts once but found the comments to be made in a constructive way rather than finding fault. Probably 'cuz quilters are caring, giving people!

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