Entrant #628-968 confessed that this quilt took 12 years to make, causing the judges wonder why, in heaven's name, she ever finished it. But, lucky for us she did. Not only is the piecing rather startling, but she ran out of muslin along the way too. But it was the use of the selvage edges IN the patchwork that really impressed the judges, making them wonder what is holding the quilt top all together. If the selvage edges are not immediately apparent to the viewer, this is because the maker camouflaged them (and some of the surrounding fabric) with what could only be paint or magic marker! (See inset.) Bravo! Well done!