During bits and pieces of free time today on Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching, I will begin to blind stitch the sleeve on quilt back which is required for hanging purposes at the shows. I learned how to make and add a proper sleeve by watching an AQS video by Bobbie Browning.
Two fabrics were auditioned for the binding.
The matching fabric that was leftover from borders and alternate blocks was chosen. I had barely enough to make a straight narrow binding. Phew! I like how it blends in and due to the print, the binding basically disappears thus creating a clean smooth edge.
Later this week, I hope to do a more detailed posting of binding along with a full photo/reveal of quilt. R&S will hang better after full sleeve is added. AQS quilt submissions require a full front view photograph.
There are several reasons why I personally choose to enter quilt shows. It is not for competitive reasons as I am an average quilter.
- It movitates me.
- It gives me incentive to finish.
- It challenges me.
- It is a way to share. I love to attend quilt shows and if no one enters their quilts, there wouldn’t be be any quilt shows.
- It is fun and rewarding to have a quilt displayed amongst award-winning quilts even though my quilt is a few aisles over.
- It gives me an excuse opportunity to attend and maybe travel to a quilt show.
Should you have a finished quilt or an almost-finished quilt, please consider showing your quilt. Online applications take just a few minutes (once the quilt is photographed).
R&S has been accepted at the National Quilters Association 45th Annual Show held May 23-25, 2014. The NQA has just extended the entry deadline to April 8, 2014. It is a wonderful show with quality vendors.
It was also accepted at the Sauder Village Quilt Show held April 29 – May 4, 2014. Only a month away. I can hardly wait to attend this popular show.
Next, I look forward to working on other sewing and needlework projects that have been put on hold while I focused on completing Rhett & Scarlett.
Also, in a couple of weeks, my blog will be getting a new name.