I have enjoyed sharing my process with you. It's instructive for me to review the decisions I make along the way and I think lots of you enjoy the peek into my process as well.
When I posted a link to that last blog post on Facebook, Betty Hahn mentioned that we are not supposed to publish images of quilts for this exhibit. I gasped and checked the website. Sure enough.
"Quilts must be made specifically for the contest and must not have been published in books, calendars, magazines, newsletters, web sites, blogs, or any other form of publication prior to November 2014."
I am so disappointed. I'm mad at myself for not paying more attention to the call for entry. (But very thankful to Betty.) I'm also so disappointed in this growing trend toward requiring artists to quarantine their work until the (presumably magical) opening of an exhibit. That's a topic for another day.
I finished the quilt today. Whew. I still need to get it photographed and entered tomorrow. I'll proceed with entering the quilt because the finished work is nearly unrecognizable from any of the images I've posted thus far. I don't believe I'll be disqualified. (I shouldn't be.)
So, I'm sorry you won't get to see what happened next. And after that. And still more angst and revisions after that.
I will tease you with an image of the back side of the quilt before I added the backing.
Draw your own conclusions.