Have finally landed after 4 days in Stockholm. Worked with Bengt and Catharina Svenningsson's booth, Tyger &Ting. Alot of time and effort goes into the planning and setting up of their booth and it is always the best! That makes it so much fun to help them. I love meeting all the people--about 12.000 and being able to help them in their choices of everything beautiful to buy. My biggest problem is that I would really like to buy and sew up EVERYTHING, well, almost everything that they sell.
But, I have other things that await me here at home. I am getting tops that need my longarm quilting from all over Sweden, some old, some new. It makes it very fun and interesting for me.
In this competition, we received a FQ of the floral fabric, 3 buttons, a green string and several glass beads to make a quilt any where between 40-100cm. The first thing, both Kjell and I thought of, was sexy underclothes. It was more elegant to make a corset than a 2-piece outfit, and wanting to make it more unusual, I added the angel wings. I called it "Angel Support size 36D---Made in Heaven".
I received third prize and also the People's Choice Award!
Notice the quilting details and a bit of bling.
Here are a few of the 3-D flowers I made. Was great fun, but took an awful lot of time, thinking, planning, sewing and quilting and beading.This will definitely not be my last competition! I'm hooked!
This is my first competition from Lidköping, Sept.2010. You bought a little bag with 5 FQ of striped fabrics--very different, very frustrating. I spent several uninspiring days looking at them and even bought my 6th fabric, green, which did not get me going.......After coming home from the States, I really wanted to get started on a table cloth and had read all the directions, had the fabric all laid out to go, but told myself that I had to do the competition
quilt before I could have fun with my new fabrics. Low and behold, one of the new fabrics lay beside my competition stripes and WOW! everything fell into place. I worked until late night and surprised myself with a quiet, traditional, beautiful quilt--which did take about a week to complete. I was very, very delighted to get third place out of 77 quilts. If you are interested in seeing all 77, you can visit http://www.tygeroting.blogspot.com/