Small quilts are so appealing and great for trying new techniques. Their very size makes them easy to finish and if the outcome is disastrous the investment in time and materials isn't too great. In the rush to post about my first art quilt on Saturday, I forgot to write about another small project I recently completed.
Above is my entry for the The Quilt Alliance's "2013 Quilt Contest, Exhibit & Auction". The theme was "Twenty" in celebration of its 20th anniversary. For those of you not familiar with QA, the following paraphrases the Quilt Alliance's goals:
"Quilt Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to document, preserve and share our quilt heritage by collecting the rich stories that historic and contemporary quilts, and their makers, tell about our nation's diverse peoples and their communities. "
You can spend hours combing through the Quilt Index (one of their projects) looking at beautiful quilts of every conceivable type. There is also video and audio of quilters talking about quilts. While predominantly American, membership is open to anyone. The "Twenty" contest welcomed entries from around the world. Managed to get my donation quilt finished one day before the deadline of June 1st. I wanted my design to look like a logo for the event.
By a strange coincidence that same night, I won a lemon-themed box of bath goodies from The Body Shop as a door prize! I never win anything so am a bit concerned that I've forfeited a future lottery win...