When I was at the New Hampton Quilt Guild on Monday night, the ladies asked Kelli and I to judge their challenge quilts. As part of their challenge, they were to use my Moda Bake Shop, Jewels in the Curio, pattern and make their own quilt.
Let me say first off, I am no judge. After seeing each of the quilts, all had a feature that I liked so picking one was really hard. I got the ladies to pose with their quilts so I could show you how difficult it was. I apologize that I don’t have the ladies names…
The first one was the Christmas version….
This one was made by an owner of one of the quilt shops in town, Material Magic. Pat explained that she had to do some improvising when it came time to put the borders on as she was out of fabric. (It’s nice to know that it happens to others too) I love her improv work.
Okay ladies….How do I judge these….Some had amazing quilting….some were colors I adore. Some were unique….like the quilt with the bed scarf or Pat’s with improvised corners. Kelli and I were both loving the Christmas version typically we don’t like Christmas quilts, but this one, we really loved….oh to choose, oh to choose. I love the colors of some, goodness knows I love scrappy….I liked the quilting of others. There wasn’t a one in the bunch that didn’t have amazing piecing. UGH…this is suppose to fun not stressful. We ended up picking the quilt with the matching bed scarf, but we spent the entire 20 minute home trip discussing and reviewing each of the quilts.
All I know for sure is that there wasn’t a single quilt I wouldn’t have loved to have in my home. Great work ladies and thanks for having us!
So readers…which quilt would have picked?