I started this quilt in February 2013. It's based on a video clip I made on a mild, snowless day in January 2012. I was impressed with the dramatic clouds, lighting and spare landscape and wanted to interpret the scene and preserve the memory in fabric. I machine-pieced the top using freezer paper piecing techniques I had learned from Ruth B. Mc Dowell's book Piecing Workshop. Since that time, I've been hand quilting it, mostly while on vacations away from my sewing machine. I just finished it. It seemed neverending for awhile, but now I kind of miss working on it. The quilt is cotton with a polyester batting. It's 24 by 41 inches. I added ceramic buttons made by Sandra Lance for some embellishment and a touch of reminiscence of another time.
My quilt is small, hand quilted, an original design and scrappy (made entirely from leftovers in my stash), but I've decided to enter it in the art quilt category. That label makes me squirm (fraught with controversy), but the quilt is a not-easily-duplicated design from my own photo and it's not something you'd think of snuggling under, so for me, it's an art quilt.
I'm entering another quilt in the ROYGBIV category. I'll do a separate post about that one.
Now I'll spend the rest of the week enjoying everyone else's quilts.