Well the judges comments are back on my hexie quilt and I am really not sure how I feel. It's a mixed bag to say the least. I suppose that is the risk you take putting a quilt out there to be judged. And putting a modern quilt in a traditional show. I certainly did not expect any ribbons, and I feel a bit like I am behaving like sulky child, but I did think my design was better than 'satisfactory'. I guess that was the score that hurt the most. Oh, and the 'satisfactory' for originality too. Really?!
It would totally suck if the other judge didn't rate it 'very good' in both these categories. Suffice to say, I think one judge liked it more than the other. I've never done this before. Didn't know what to expect, and have to take the good with the bad. I know that.
I'm going to focus on the actual comments rather than the ticks.
'Lots of fun! Circular quilting is very effective in the hexagons.'
'Sympathetic use of fabrics using traditional piecing in a contemporary format. Lovely quilt. Well done!'
It's all a learning curve. Will I enter again? Let me get over this one before I decide. Probably yes, because at the end of the day it was sharing something with my friends and challenging myself. I can't make people like what I make any more than I can ever fall in love with batiks, etc. To each their own. It would be a boring old world if we all made the same things.
* I've turned off comments for this post. Just putting the results out there so you all know what the judges thought. If anyone feels they really need to say something then please email me directly. Thanks!