I'm in shock.
I wasn't even going to enter my quilt into the fair.
But I did because I love to look at other people's ideas and work.
And I thought I would share mine.
I was surprised to see my quilt hanging - as most are folded. There are only a few hangers.
This quilt was years in the making - ask Sunny - she knows all about it.
And she kept encouraging me - THANK YOU SUNNY.
As did many others. All those comments were so encouraging. Thank you too!
I think this was the third quilt I started - about 20 years ago.
It took years because it took time to learn to make some of the harder blocks, and to have the confidence to try - like the feathered star.
and learn to do prairie points, how to do borders. and to learn to free motion quilt.
You may not remember but I sewed these squares around the feathered star 4 times to get them on straight! Making sure my measurements were correct. (Some of my early blocks were not quite as perfect - causing me troubles)
The quilt took a long time too because I designed it as I went. That took me a lot of thinking and hesitation time. Believe me instructions are so much easier. lol
And when I was turning the quilt in to the fair personnel - I almost just took it right back home, thinking it wasn't good enough.
I really can't believe that I won.
Maybe - Just Maybe I've gained some confidence from this.
And if not, I've learned to at least just keep my mouth shut about my mistakes!