A while back in one of our monthly guild meets, Shevvy gave us a rousing speech about why, we as 'modern quilters', should enter our makes into quilt competitions. This was after several conversations we had that we hardly saw anything that appealed/represented modern quilting to us.
Now don't get me wrong, I can fully appreciate the skill and work that go into making the quilts that are the norm at most competitions in the UK, they just don't usually have curb appeal for me.
So after several 'should I , shouldn't I' conversations in my head, I thought 'fuff it!'. What is the worse that can happen? Well apart from terrible feedback! So today I sent of my application to enter 'WINK' formally know as the 'pixie eye quilt' (thanks Charlotte! xx) into the National quilt show at Sandown in June. I promise to share all the critic I get (good, bad and downright ugly) with you all if it gets accepted.
Okay enough about that!
Yesterday I spent a fabulous day with stitchy friends which consisted of 70% chatting 30% sewing. Pennie has wrote a pretty good summary of the day including incriminating pics over on her blog!
I made good progress with my Sew sweetness Aeroplane bag. I mixed a bit of Melody Sparkle, Essex yarn-dyed linen in black for the outside.
and a Comma print for the lining.
This is the first of my Travel handmade bags for the FQR in July :)