Visual Impact--very good.
Design--good; theme well carried through with a good variety of blocks.
Construction--good; corners of all blocks should be ninety degrees.
Quilting--good; variety of quilting designs create good visual interest and texture.
Finishing--very good; Red patch in center right side has a raw edge that should be secured.
Visual Impact--good; embellishments and other stitched details contribute greatly to make each block complete.
Design--very good; creative use of hexies.
Construction--good; piecing well done.
Quilting--good; circular quilting designs in border contrast well with straight line quilting in center.
Finishing--very good; outside quilt edges should be straight. Very good binding application.
Award 1st and Best Machine Quilting
Visual Impact--very good
Design--very good; border quilting design frames quilt beautifully
Quilting--excellent; great choice of fabric and thread colors to showcase quilting designs.
All in all, great comments. I'm happy for the feedback about the raw edge that wasn't secured. I sure didn't see it. If there is a way to keep the outside edges of the quilt straight, I'd like to know what it is. I have blocked the quilt. I have used a non stretch tape to stitch under the binding so the edges would be straight.
When I was quilting Winter Ice, my 790 Bernina, "Joie," had a hiccup and needed a spa treatment which lasted a couple weeks because she needed a part. I quilted the middle section of the quilt on "Bernie", my 1630! To have won an award was amazing. To win the Machine Quilting award, especially since the project was quilted on two different machines, was totally unbelievable!!! I guess my tension and stitching is more consistent than I give myself credit!
What would help me though, is to know what excellent in each of those categories is or looks like. If I don't know how can I strive to get there? Or, if I received a good comment, what does excellent look like?