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Straight Lines Should Be Straight

Old 05-05-2012, 10:30 PM
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I can't tell from the picture, although there MIGHT be a very slight wobble in the lower right hand corner. Be aware that judging is not completely objective. I, and friends of mine, have had one judge make negative comments on something praised by another judge. The extreme version of this was a friend whose quilt was disqualified from the state fari because it was deemed obscene. She entered it in our quilt show complete with the previous critique. The universal view of our show goers and our judge (blue ribbon) was that it was a darling image of her 2 sons building a sand castles. The boys were wearing knee length shorts. If you can't find the problem, don't worry about it. I have had the reverse happen a couple of times. I was persuaded to enter something in a quilt show although I did not think it good enough and I got a blue ribbon, while another, that I thought was a "sure" winner didn't even place.

Your quilt has very strong diagonal lines. While I can't see and clear errors, in person, sometimes minor variations from straight lines are more noticable. If the quilt show is very competitive, sometimes judges need to quibble over very minor details. I have seen the difference between first place and honorable mention be the sharpness of the mitered corners on the binding. My friend who got the HM didn;t speak to me for a week.
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:12 AM
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I can see a possible wobble in the top left, but it could be the way the quilt is hanging. I'd suggest checking it over with a good long ruler, that should sort things out. There are so many straight lines going on in that quilt that I wouldn't know where to start, though! Very nice quilt.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:25 AM
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Originally Posted by Pickles View Post
I don't know about those judges , but it is stunning and I can't see a thing wrong with it.
ditto from here.
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Old 05-06-2012, 03:58 AM
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Perfect example of why not to enter quilts for judgement (Not judging). Your quilt is beautiful! I really enjoy quilting and don't need someone "picking lint" about my methods - therefore do not enter into any kind of show or contest.
Please don't let this spoil your satisfaction with your quilt - it is stunning!
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:01 AM
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Lattice means sashing to me. From the picture, I sure don't see any lattice that isn't straight. I guess you will have to look closely. Maybe the width of the lattice varies slightly, which would make a curved look.

I know that it is quite a challenge for me to "keep my straight lines straight".

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Old 05-06-2012, 04:38 AM
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It's impossible to tell from a web photo, but it looks to me like there are several places where the lattice is not a consistent width and do not meet at consistent 90 angles...it could simply be the way it hangs and the camera angle. Only you can tell for sure with a ruler and a square edge. Also check the long lines with a yardstick to see if they warp at all.

Use the comment as a learning experience, not as a criticism, and your next quilt will be even better. Please do not stop submitting quilts for judging comments just because you got one you don't understand. Have you asked the show coordinator for clarification? She/he could possibly get that from the judges for you even after the fact.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:09 AM
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I don't know how many quilts were in the contest but sometimes judges have so much to go through that they don't write lengthy comments. That's not an excuse but from what the judge wrote, it's not clear what she means by 'lattice'. Your quilt is beautiful ..... it certainly deserves a prize.
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:46 AM
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It's a beautiful quilt and I don't see any lattice or sashing that isn't straight. Be aware that in judging a pile of outstanding quilts, judges look for LITTLE things to eliminate some quilts to narrow down the judging field. Obviously if all the quilts were beautiful, with outstanding workmanship, with eye catching designs and colours, how could they pick a first place? Don't take to heart that comment that one little thing that knocked it down a bit. Remember also, different venue, different judge and maybe a first place ribbon!
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Old 05-06-2012, 05:53 AM
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CoCoQuilter, based on this photo I don't see anything out of place. I wouldn't take the comment to heart. It looks perfect to many of us. It is lovely.
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:13 AM
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It's gorgeous!!!!!
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