Thursday, June 26, 2008

Stop the presses! all the planning!

Have I ever got myself into a pickle. I finished a queen size quilt top that I had designed, with the intent of entering into our local fall fair last September. I never got it quilted - and put forward the idea for this year. So now I've taken the quilt out of its storage, taken a good look at - great! I still love it! - pulled out the batting I had put away for it, I've already made the backing, *then* I go to take a look the rules for the fair competition, to review them.

Get up the web address - start reading - oh oh - good and bad news - they've changed the requirements for the different classes - first time in years they've been changed. Good news - I don't have to try to quilt this humongous quilt on my regular size sewing machine (the longer arm sewing machine is having fits, so while its in service, I wanted to get this quilt started to be sure to meet the deadline). They've changed the size of the machine quilted quilt, for the provincial class, to a minimum of 48" x 48". That gives me more options on what to enter - but, do I have one ready enough to consider? Hmmmm...

There's a new "tied quilt" entry - I have tied one quilt before, and I could do that with the queen size pieced top I have - it would mean being awfully warm this summer with a quilt on my lap, as I don't have a hoop, but likely much easier than trying to machine quilt it.

There are three new machine quilted classes - again, I'd have to think if I have any I could consider entering.

So I think there goes my applique and hexagon plans - instead I'll be spending lots of time tying a quilt :)

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I began quilt-making in January 2001, as therapy following diagnosis a chronic autoimmune condition. I enjoy creating and exploring hand and machine applique, machine piecing, english paper piecing, machine quilting, and machine embroidery. I have been working with Electric Quilt for several years and I'm comfortable with just about very aspect of using EQ to design pieced, applique, and embroidery quilts. I'm an early retired Mom with two teenager and a son who'll be married in Fall '09. My husband is my biggest quilting supporter.

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