2010 Quilting Games
I also started the competition for the 2010 Quilting Games. I am competing in all of the categories:
- Go back and Label a Quilt
- Work on a UFO
- Organize your Sewing Space
- Expand your Knowledge
- Try a New Technique
- Reach Out and Perform An Act of Quilty Kindness - comment on a blog or mail a postcard
I also participated in the Try a New Technique by trying to hand quilt my Moldy Crackers doll quilt, formerly known as Cheddar Cheese and Crackers. I have done some hand quilting on a muslin square that I made in a class (I made a pillow out of it), but I haven't ever done a real quilt. I kept debating between machine and hand quilting. I didn't do a good job of making it, so machine quilting would make it go away faster. Plus there are lots of seams and batik. But it is an old fashioned design, and I used my cheddar fabric. I finally decided it was something I could do while watching the Olympics. Only it isn't going so well, because my quilt top doesn't lay flat before the quilting, and I'm not sure that I'm going to be able to quilt out the problems. I think the problem is the border, so I am going to take it out, and hopefully will be able to continue the hand quilting.
I've also started cutting out some applique shapes - I'll be using a new technique of sewing down the edges using a straight stitch instead of a zig zag.
I have started competing in the Winter 2010 GeneaBloggers Games.
I will be competing in all of the competition categories:
- Go Back and Cite Your Sources
- Back Up Your Data
- Organize Your Research
- Expand Your Knowledge
- Write, Write, Write
- Reach Out & Perform Genealogical Acts of Kindness
Both of these Games are great motivation to do something! I also spent a lot of time outside shoveling snow off my steps and driveway. I am giving myself a Gold Medal for that. Whether it is a brand new category or the Organize category in both games, I think I've definitely earned it.