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Feb 13, 2012

Citrus Burst: Supernova QAL Finish.

Feb 13, 2012
Pin It So finally!  Here it is... My Supernova QAL finish.  This has been in my UFO pile since last spring and sometime this fall I decided I wanted to finish it up so I could enter it in the NQA Show here in Columbus.



This quilt was a challenge for me.  It started with the stack of fabrics below, and from there we had to choose 6 or so fabrics from the stack for each block.  I wanted to make the Supernova quilt, not only because it's gorgeous, but because it would push me to work with fabrics from several collections.  I tend to gravitate toward using fabric from all one collection, so I forced myself to branch out with this quilt.
Once I had my stack, I needed to choose fabrics for each block based on Lee's color gradation suggestions.  Again, another challenge.... but it was quite fun and I loved playing with the different fabric combinations.

This is the center block of the quilt.  One of my favorites.

My second favorite block.
Overall, I am happy with how it came out.  I had my long arm quilter quilt it for me because my quilting skills are sub-standard for a show quilt.  I love my stippling, but that's about all I've got right now.  I picked out a swirling pattern that reminded me of the space and starburst theme.  So since it was pieced by me, but quilted by someone else, this will be entered as a duet quilt.

I've got my form for the show all filled out, but I am stalling turning it in.  I've never done this before, so I'm wondering what their reaction will be.  By no means would I ever expect to win anything.  There are definitely mistakes in this quilt.  I would just like to see if I can get one of my quilts to hang at a show, so I can take my family down and show them.  Plus, this is a traditional show, so maybe I can shake it up a little with a "wild" quilt like this one.  Wish me luck!  I don't think I find out until May sometime, but I'll be sure to let you know what happens either way.  Will you try to enter a quilt in a show sometime?
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21 comments:

  1. Oh wow! It's GORGEOUS! You did a great job choosing all the fabric combinations, it looks fabulous.

    Good luck getting it into the show - I have to say, if they do choose it to hang in the show, I'll be as excited as you are, since it's my design! : ) : )

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  2. AnneMarie I think it is awesome that you are entering the quilt show. Yours is lovely and I am sure it will be well-received. Perhaps one day I will enter one too... We shall see but definitely turn in your entry form! Good luck!

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  3. I love this quilt!! I love your choice of fabrics. I say "Go for it!!" I would love to enter a quilt in a big show like that. This year though I will only be entering quilts in my local Guild's show. Next year, I will aim a little higher! Good luck!

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  4. Oh my goodness!!!!!!!! Really beautiful!!!!!I

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  5. Love it! I should really make one too

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  6. Looks great AnneMarie! I love it! Bravo on the spectacular finish!

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  7. It is truly spectacular! Does the county fair count as a show??? :)

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  8. Its fab AnneMarie, really gorgeous! Best of luck, I really hope it gets chosen for the show :-)

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  9. This is really awesome! I bet it will be a show-stopper.

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  10. How fun! The quilt looks lovely! Good luck getting into the show! I would be a nervous wreck thinking of entering one of my quilts in a show - I don't feel I'm at a level of skill high enough yet - right now I'm at a give them to family to be used and loved skill level :)

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  11. Beautiful! I really need to get my act together and finish mine.

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  12. Great job, AnneMarie! Definitely go for it! You'll be so glad you entered and I'm sure it will get accepted. It's fabulous!

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  13. It's beautiful!! You should definitely enter it into a contest. You might be surprised at the reaction. Keep us posted and best of luck to you!!

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  14. Absolutely beautiful! I'm sure it will get accepted,good luck!

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  15. YAAAY!!!! Its gorgeous! Can't wait to see it LIVE at the show :-) Or do you plan to bring it to the CMQG meeting this Thursday? Please please?

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  16. This is such a beautiful quilt and the Meadowsweet fabrics look lovely together!

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  17. Wow! What a great Supernova!! For sure you should enter it - what have you got to lose? Having a quilt in a show is a great experience. Go for it!

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  18. Congrats to finishing that up! Great job! That is so awesome that you're going to enter it in the show, good luck!

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