Quote for the Day:
"In this world, there's always going to be people who are better then you, so stop comparing yourself to others, and just be the best you."
Our local quilt group, the Millennium Quilters, held their quilt show. I had never entered any of my quilts in a show before because: 1) I give away almost all of my quilts so never have one here to enter; and 2) I don't think my work is "show-worthy".
I wasn't going to enter one this year because the only quilt that I have of the six I made last year was the one I sent out to be long-armed and there isn't enough quilting on the borders, and knew I'd get dinged for that. The rest of the quilt is beautifully quilted, but there just wasn't enough quilting done in the borders. :( I should have added more quilting there myself before I added the binding, but didn't...and if I try to add some now, it will all just pucker because of the binding being on already.
Then about 2 weeks ago, I was laying on the decompression table at the chiropractor's office and saw the "Mr. Chillingsworth" quilt hanging on the wall...the one that I had gifted to him last year...
I asked to borrow it for the show and entered it. The show was this past weekend and here is it hanging in the show...
Well...would you look at that??? It got "Honorable Mention" in it's class!!! Wow!!! Cool!!!
So...yeah...I'll be entering more quilts in future shows! LOL
I have started on a new project...
I save the selvages off of the edge of my fabric (for those "non-quilters" out there...the selvage is what they put on the edge of the fabric to hold it onto the printing machines in the making of the fabric. The make-up is denser and has printing on it, so you don't want to put it into your quilt. However, many people save them and make them into a separate quilt...aptly named "selvage quilts"!)
This is what my selvage basket looked like...time to use them up!!!
This is what the creative
Hope this gives you some ideas of what to do with that fabric that you've been cutting off and not using.