So the verdict is in from the judges. I rec'd this via email. On a scale of 1-10, here are the results:
I’m impressed by the sheer amount of thought and planning that went into this, yet it still looks so free and natural. I love that shade of blue as a backdrop and the speckled, thread-painted brown. How neat! The idea of looking at it through the bias-tape window frame is a great idea, and the silk flowers are a nice finishing touch. 6
Judge 2: I think your minimalist approach works wonderfully. Great quilting. Silk blossoms add nice 3D effect. 7
Judge 3: I love your idea and use of different techniques. I would like to see your tree branches with a few more blooms. It’s a great idea, but looks a little short on flowers. 7.5
So fun! Not too bad for my first try. Getting critiqued was really fun....especially all the yummy praise. Judge 3 commented that the piece needing more flowers. I really struggled with that and in the end decided to go with the less is more approach. Looking forward to the other contestant scores and to the new challenge on Sunday!
Words to describe me: Mom(to Eric & Danny),wife(to Chuck),Auntie(to Grace, Jessica, Jack),big sister (to 5 sibs),crafty, scrapbooker, new quilter. Homebirth nurse/baby catcher,friend (I got a pocketful of friends!), early morning person,coffee drinker (all day!)happy,and much more to be added later...oh yea...I love books and wine and Jesus!