After swearing off quilt show entries in 2014, I began 2015 by submitting a quilt to a regional show at Lake Farmpark in Kirtland, Ohio. Entries to this show are self selected, rather than juried, and it usually gets about 200 quilts in a variety of styles.
The other day I found out my entry, Ripples In Still Water, won honorable mention in the art quilt category. Of course, that made me happy.
I made it for the “fluidity” challenge of a small art quilt group I belong to. I began with improvisational curved piecing and lots of steam pressing. Narrow curved inset strips, ribbon, and organza overlays followed. You can see some of this in the detail photo below.
Lest I get too big a head about this ribbon, my husband’s remark when I showed the finished product to him was, “Of course it’s an art quilt. It says so right on it.”