I kept saying, "I'm almost done," but I wasn't! With the March 6 deadline looming, I stitched more. I took it to QuiltCon with me and stitched in the hotel room. I stitched at night while watching TV. Late on Friday, March 1, I stitched the last corner medallion in place and thought I was ready for the borders. But it needed one more outer border of red hexies, so I plunged ahead. It took me all day Saturday until about 2 a.m. Sunday morning to finish that hexie border.
I had planned to border it in red but while I was at QuiltCon I realized I wouldn't have enough, so I searched for and found a nice avocado green and a nifty diagonal stripe for a border. I got the borders sewed on on Sunday and pieced the back. Two days to go until it absolutely had to be done and it still needed to be quilted. So I took off work on Monday and Tuesday to quilt and bind it. I sewed on the label and hanging sleeve at small group Tuesday evening. I finished it just in time to take it to the Dallas Market Hall on Wednesday morning. Whew!
Thursday was preview night. I decided to go see the quilts in relative peace, even though I plan to also go on Sunday with some friends. When I finally found my quilt, what did I see but a ribbon! My last minute quilt had won an Honorable Mention in the Show Chair's Theme category!! Not bad for my first ever quilt show!
Not Your Grandmother's Flower Garden