| ||Have you ever wished you did it differently? (Click to Read)||06/26/2010|
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Last week end was the 2010 Minnesota Quilt Show. I had done a challenge piece that was hung in a non judged section of the show. The challenge criteria was to use a recognizable amount of four main fabrics and one "mystery fabric" - in this case some black and grey rocks and the theme was to be inspired by the quarries and gardens of St. Cloud, Minnesota. I love my little quilt and when I saw the exhibit, I knew mine was not the best but it definitely was not the worst. BUT I think I really did meet the challenge criteria. I called my quilt "Fantasy Garden in the Quarry".
However when I viewed the quilts, there was one that I wished I had envisioned in the beginning. It was gorgeous and IMHO met the criteria better than any other quilt in that exhibit. It didn't win (and of course neither did mine) but it was great. It is titled "Wishing Well" and was done by Carol Jacobson from Lakeville, MN.
So I wished I had done mine more in the vein of the Wishing Well but I learned some things. I have signed up for two of the 2011 challenges which is "Opposites Attract" and the fabrics are four shades of complementary colors. I chose the blue/orange and the yellow/purple combinations. So now I have to figure out my theme ideas and what I want to do. I have about ten months so wish me luck (and if you have a far out opposites idea that are willing to share, I would love to hear it)