Then my surgery date got bumped (D'OH!).
Then we bought a house and need to move mid February. And my surgery date is now rescheduled for early March. So it all worked out in the end.
Nonetheless, I'm a bit sad that I'm not able to travel to Austin this year. Not a bit, really, but quite. I had been saving for the trip for 2 years and was so looking forward to meeting people I'd only met online; to view all of these gorgeous quilts in person. To take classes from amazingly talented quilty gurus...to shop! to see Austin.
(to get a MUCH needed break from ...ahem...motherhood...for a few days)
So! I'm excited to plan for the next QuiltCon. But - I'm excited - two of the four quilts I submitted are in Austin right now! They were accepted for judging! My first category judged quilts. I'm really looking forward to receiving the feedback so that I can improve my skills.
On to the quilts!
Fractured Churn Dash: Michael Miller Spring Cotton Couture Challenge
The rules for submitting for this challenge was that the Spring Cotton Couture colors had to be dominantly used in the quilt; the front of the quilt had to be only MM solids (the binding and backing could be Michael Miller prints).
The outer borders of each churn dash in the quilt are the Spring Couture colors; the centers contain various Cotton Couture colors, in a gradation of shades from dark to light, top to bottom:
This quilt is one of my favorites. It was my very first Bee quilt and features Kate Spain's "Serenade" line of prints for Moda.
This quilt top was a labor of love. Several of the blocks, once received back from their sewers, were incorrectly pieced or trimmed, and needed to be ripped apart and re-done.
I initially arranged this top in three more traditional orientations, ripping each apart, not happy with any of them. I needed to do something different.
I had a lot of fun with this quilt. It was pieced entirely on the fly; I had to do a bit of math with the angles...but it was a lot of fun. The binding is one of the prints from the line - the woodgrain in tan.Melissa at Sew Shabby. I highly recommend her - she's fantastic:
I'm glad that my quilts are going. I'm sad I won't get to meet some of you there, but for those whom are going - if you see one of my quilts there - will you take a selfie in front of them and tag me on Instagram?? I would LOVE that!!