Here is what my piece looked like hanging in the gallery.
No I did not win anything, but the people that I talked to on Saturday night who came by said they like the piece and were impressed with the workmanship. I don't believe a piece of textile art will ever win a prize, but that will not deter me from entering. I just have to start thinking about what I am going to do for next year's piece.
I did get some stitching done on the secret project on Sunday. Saturday I had the slows so not much got done. It is coming along though!
On Friday I got my sway bag for my Home Ticket for the Quilt Alliance event. The tote bags are just the best quality. I have the first one I ever got 4 years ago and it has held up beautifully with using it almost everyday. There was a very nice 12" clear plexi ruler, a guide for sewing machine needles, a spool of thread, a fat quarter of Kaffe Fasset fabric, a eight of a yard of free spirit fabric, a Cherrywood pen, and coupons.
The goodies also included two charm packs. Here are all my charm packs I have with the two new ones off to the right.
And there was one 5" square pack. I forgot what those are called. The new one is to the right
I have a stack of 5" packs that I have amassed over the years. I stacked them up with the new one. I wonder how many quilts I could make out of these?
The only issue I have with this pre-cuts is the 5" size varies from manufacturer to manufacturer. So in order to mix the packs I would have to trim all the squares so they are the same size. Here you can see the difference in the sizes.
The other reason I never buy pre-cuts is I prewash all my fabric before cutting. These will just sit in the fabric storage room until I have time to play with them.