Judges found this sampler in charming monotones hardly worth a second glance until it was discovered that the borders were attempting to swallow the quilt.
Blocks on the left and top are dangerously close to the evil border that has already eaten part of a parasol and looks to be after the appliqué block in the lower left. (Click on small picture.)
Long whip stitches and machine stitches (both in white thread) combined with the peculiar angle of the miters and the bloated appearance of the border earned extra points and the coveted “Martyred Miter Award” for #333-596 of Santa Rosa, California. We can only wonder why the quilt was named “Florida.”