I have decided to enter into Sew-vivorThis year is a quilter's edition and as a quilter, I am thinking this will be challenging, hectic and a heap of fun. I am always looking for ways to stretch myself and I really believe this will be a a great way. I have lots of ideas brewing for the challenges too... If only I could shut it off sometimes! There are also some really great judges, including Sarah Fielke, Jeni Baker and Amy Newbold.
What is Sew-vivor?It's a sewing competition run by Rach on the Family Ever After blog and its loosely inspired by the show Survivor (obvs). This is the third season and the main idea is that anyone can audition, judges help choose the 16 contestants there are 4 weeks of sewing competition with specific challenges and a couple Sew-vivor "twists" along the way. The judges and public vote for their favorites after each challenge. The winners score some amazing prizes at the end. Sounds fun, right?
I'm entering the Modern Medallion quilt as my audition piece
This quilt represents me and who I want to be as a quilter. Modern, fresh and a bit cheeky.
The Modern Medallion is designed from the centre out. Multiple borders surround the central medallion using a variety of modern quilting techniques, such as improv foundation piecing, wonky piecing and free hand curves. One thing I love about modern quilting is letting go of perfection and precise points. I love embracing the improvisational nature of creating one of a kind quilt. You could make it ten times over and always end up with a different quilt. I love that.
Fingers crossed that I get into Sew-vivor season three! I can't wait to see all the awesome quilty goodness that comes from the competition.