Tomorrow I am going to drop entries off at the State Fair Grounds. As always, I entered the quilt block competition. They send each entrant four fabrics about 10" square and we make a 9 1/2" unfinished block that uses all of the fabrics. This year's (and last year's) fabrics were challenging because there wasn't a big difference in color and value between the fabrics. Quilts with minimal contrast can be beautiful (note the low-volume quilts and this higher-volume quilt) but I think that a quilt made with only two bright colors and fairly small piecing is going to be too busy and the blocks will all mush together.
Given the fabric restrictions, I am really proud of my block. The piecing is good, the fussy cutting adds extra detail and the block pattern is clear - no small feat.
I am also thinking of bringing some of the quilts or pillows from You Can Quilt! Building Skills for Beginners - but it makes me really nervous, I'm not sure why. Maybe because I feel like the book is being judged via the quilts? .... I'll let you know what I do and how it all ends up.
Next Friday I will host a link-up for anyone that has finished That Quirky Scrap Quilt. I've got to get quilting! :)