Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Spot says...

Is it just me or does Spot look pretty insistent today? I'm thinking he has something rather important to say by the way he stairs at me from across the way. Still typing, still typing.


Spot says...

And, yes, he knows just where to perch.  If I get up, he's certain I'll have to press something.

So wise.

Even if he has to wait in a woefully small excuse of a basket, he won't be deterred.  It's just that important.

Well, I'll have you know that we don't go about ignorning our pets.  Nosiree.  If Spot has something to say, I'll listen.  But, you know, I already know the whole of it.  I think he heard me mumbling it the last few nights...

It's time to submit quilts to Quilt Con! Submissions are due November 30th. Don't be a slacker, Rachel, get them in today.  No more procrastination!

Sooo, little does Spot know, but while I'll appear to keep right on typing, I'll actually be heeding his stare.  Muahahaha and tee hee.  Yes, I'm going to click on over to the Quilt Con entry form to submit...

Oodalolly quilt finished!


Oodalolly into the Improvisation category. This being one of my favorite quilts I've ever made, I'd love to bring it with me to Quilt Con next February.  In fact, I'd love to just see it more.  Maybe I should make a wall version for our naked dining room wall?  Uh-oh, that's another project for The List.

Quilted in a loose grid

But now I'm wondering if it belongs in the Improvisation category ("Quilt is pieced improvisationally without the use of a pattern or templates", even though I made this into a pattern requiring improvisation) or in the Piecing category ("Quilts that are machine pieced" since it's machine pieced curves - though this might be a big, hairy category).  What do you think?

Modern Medallion quilted

And, I'll also submit my Modern Medallion into the Handwork category.  You know, because it has some handwork.  So, that fits.

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Actually (I'm so sneaky), plans to enter this one into the Quilt Con quilt show wheedled their way in during the making.  A girl can use all the motivation she can get on something like this.

Naturally, I'm a little hesitant to invest the $60 in submission fees (updated: it's actually $30 for 3 quilts, score!).  It's always nerve-wracking to put yourself out there.  But, well, it's now or never.  And Spot says now.

I'm going, I'm going!

Psst... If you're working on finishing a do. Good Stitches quilt, I know that Spot would have the same message of urgency for you.  Celebrate Good Stitches is coming up fast.  Circles will choose their personal best of 2012 quilts from among finished quilts on December 1st.  Don't be late and Good Luck! 

19 comments:

  1. I got the impression that the $30 fee covers up to 3 quilts: "Enter up to 3 quilts for one $30.00 fee" (from: http://www.quiltcon.com/store/products/quilt-show-submission-2/). If I understood that right, maybe you don't have to invest as much after all! Good luck! :)

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  2. You've definitely got to submit. Gotta be in it to win it, as they say.
    What is it with cats and baskets - they just can't resist them. I love how they find the most inconvenient place to lodge themselves. Like on a keyboard that you're trying to type on. And of course you can't begrudge them because they look so snuggly and comfy - how could you possibly disturb them?

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  3. Usually I don´t like improv piecing and wonky blocks at all but I love love love your Oodalolly quilt!

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  4. Good Luck on your amazing Quilts! Thanks to my LouBee Quilting Bee, I already have one quilt done and waiting to enter. The other one...that's a different story. I ran out of fabric as the quilt "wanted" to be bigger so I'm stalking the Post Office and hoping it arrives today so I have the weekend to finish.

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  5. "The entry fee for the QuiltCon Quilt Show is $30 per entry for up to 3 quilts."

    Per entry? Doesn't that mean per quilt entered? The money is what is keeping me from entering. We are on a tight budget. Money should be better soon.

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    1. I think it means for up to 3 quilts you only pay $30. I haven't actually made my entry yet, since now I want to choose a 3rd quilt... Must do it!

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  6. Do it! Go for it! The things that makes us hesistate or scares us a little bit are the things that make us move forward as persons :)

    And besides, you are so incredibly creative, talented and real that I would love for you to get a price and the recognizion!

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  7. Good luck. Both are beauties! Spot is hilarious in that tiny basket.

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  8. What a hansome kitty. Good luck both quilts are gorgeous.

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  9. Those quilts are both awesome! And Spot is looking so sweet in that Tiny basket! Good luck with entering your quilts in the Quilt Con quiltshow!

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  10. Modern Medallion is breathtakingly beautiful. I would LOVE to have a quilt like that for my bedroom. Your an inspiration!

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    1. Well, actually... I'll be offering my Handstitched class again this January. The Modern Medallion quilt is part of that class!

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  11. Ooh, both are fabulous! Love the solids and the print quilt! Good luck!

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  12. Glad to know I'm not the only one still working on QuiltCon entries. hehe. I just love your Oodalolly quilt!! Seems improv to me. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  13. Rachel, if your quilts don't get in, no one else stands a chance! I cannot wait to see them in person in February !

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  14. Fingers crossed for you! Both quilts are so unique and carefully crafted; I think they would both make a fine addition to the show and be great examples of modern quilting. When do you hear back?

    My kit-cat likes to make that thoughtful, intent face too--usually when I am doing something that prevents me from petting her. ;)

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  15. I LOVE both of these and if you don't win ... Anyway I have decided to look for my own choice of fabric for your handstitched class in January rather than copy your choice and thus make it mine. Good luck but I honestly don't think you will need it Rachel.

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  16. Love, love your improvisational solids quilt. So pretty.

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