Well, for the first time in 9 years my entry for the Hoffman Challenge will not be traveling in the trunk show. It's weird because every time my entry was chosen to travel I was surprised, yet this year for a change I'm surprised it didn't get chosen. I put more thought and work into this one than any other, really thought I'd hit it this time. Don't get me wrong, the entries that won prizes are beautiful, excellent work ... but when I look at them I have to say I just don't get it. In many of the winning entries the focus fabric was used as is, like huge chunks of it cut out and sewn on ... a flower is used as a flower, a medallion is used as a medallion, etc. The third place applique entry is a prime example ... particularly the border. Yes, it's a beautiful quilt and was done really well, but I just don't get it.
Anyhow, congratulations to the winners ... nice job done by all.
Bring on the next challenge!