Oh sure, I accepted the Michael Miller Challenge for QuiltCon 2016. My sample fat eighths turned into long yardage of the festive confetti border print I love so much. But will I complete this project in time?
I just finished the quilt top last night, using needle turn applique to attach the last of my shapes onto a large pieced background. Now I have less than a week to turn that top into a real, actual, corporeal quilt. The deadline for submissions is November 30th. I’m definitely not panicking. Okay, maybe a little panic.
I am really pleased with how the pieced background turned out. I’ve packed this quilt with meaning, coded messages to the friend it will ultimately find its way to. Hopefully after a chance to be part of the field competing for QuiltCon exposure. The glory! The toil!
To spur me on, I can gloat that I finished the Sea-Fever quilt in its entirety. It wound up being so large that it’s difficult to photograph without two friends and a balcony or perhaps a small cliff. But as soon as I find them and a sunny day, you’ll see it all.