Friday, 12 February 2021

Looking forward to something different

I've been on a hand quilting mission since I returned from our holiday on 11 January, but I'm really looking forward to taking a break from it next week.  I love doing hand quilting, but not every single day.  

This is what I'm going to work on next.  My Cross Country quilt by Anna Maria Horner.

I've known for months that the Great New Zealand Quilt Show would be in Rotorua in May 2021, and I had planned to enter some quilts.  But I didn't realise I would have to submit photos of my finished quilts in mid February!  I only became aware of that requirement in December (although there was a link to the full conditions of entry in the November newsletter).  

The QuiltNSW Sydney Quilt Show allows members to submit photos of partially completed quilts when they open entries for their June shows in February each year, so I was more used to those rules.  

But the Great New Zealand Quilt Show is a juried show, so they need photos of the finished quilts to determine which quilts they will accept.  So, I've "gone hard and early", and finished my Ballet with Kaffe quilt.  I'll be entering it into the Great New Zealand Quilt Show, and the Sydney Quilt Show too if it goes ahead.  The Sydney show may be in doubt because they haven't opened entries yet which is unusual.  I can fully understand QuiltNSW's hesitancy, especially with another lock down in Victoria, Australia just being announced right now.  

Even if the Sydney Quilt Show does go ahead in June 2021, I won't be going this year for a variety of COVID related reasons.  

I'm really pleased that my Ballet with Kaffe quilt is finished, but I'm not going to show any photos of it just yet. I'll certainly let you know if it gets accepted for the Great New Zealand Quilt Show.  

Three versions of the same Cross Country quilt by Anna Maria Horner

I'm really looking forward to pulling out my Cross Country quilt next week.  I've got plaid fabric to fill in the large triangles now, but I need to decide if I'm going to add applique or not.  I might even get this one machine quilted because I've got plenty of other WIPs I want to work on in 2021.  



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6 comments:

Kathy S. said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous fabrics and colors. I love how you have them arranged.

Gretchen Weaver said...

I'm looking forward to seeing how you finish your Cross Country. I love seeing the same pattern made by different quilts, they're all so different! Happy stitching!

Marie said...

It is so interesting to see three different versions of the same pattern! I have no doubt that yours will be wonderful as well. Nice to switch things up too.

Marti said...

The fabrics you chose for your Cross Country are fantastic! I can't wait to see it finished.

Michelle Churchman said...

Cross Country is looking beautiful already! I can’t wait to see Ballet with Kaffe.

Michelle
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Celine said...

Beautiful fabrics!