Some of you would already know that I entered my quilt "Rings and Roses" in the Sydney quilt show and won Best of show. It's taken me awhile to come to terms with the awards I received. I only considered entering it recently after the urging of my blog readers.
I'm very proud to have won this gorgeous crystal trophy for excellence in hand quilting. I also picked up ribbons for first traditional, best traditional hand quilting amateur, the hangers prize, a judges choice and 2nd viewers choice. I'm still overwhelmed by all the accolades and ribbons.
I repeated the echoing in the corner blocks where the applique swept into the rings.
I was originally only going to do the feather quilting in the rings but after using a cotton batting, they didn't show up too well with the grid being small. That's when I decided it needed to have trapunto and I loved doing it so much, it's sure to be added to future quilts.
I was pleased to see a number of hand quilted beauties at the show. It's still alive and well.
I think every second person asked me how long this quilt took to make. I ahve no idea really, it's been hanging around for years in various stages. I don't record the time spent, do any of you? A very hard question to answer when it's a labour of love.