Thank you so much to everyone for your nice comments on my quilt. I picked both of my quilts up from the judges today and took some photos against a white wall. Without further ado, here are the two quilts I entered in the Empire Quilters' Urban Inspirations Show.
THE SUM IS GREATER THAN THE PARTS
This quilt is made up of many many mini art quilts. I've included some closeups of a few of them here:
This quilt has it all: machine work, hand work, piecing, applique, embroidery, bead embroidery, painting, writing, drawing, doll making...and so much more! I love the story that it tells about who I am at this moment. Like scrapbooking, it's a snapshot of a moment, full of little details that say so much.
And here is THIS IS MY CITY. This quilt was originally created for The City Quilter's 2006 Fabric Challenge. Each person bought a fat quarter of a particular fabric (you can see it in the upper left corner of the quilt) and then had to make a mini quilt using that fabric. This was my entry:
I've included some closeups below:
The little photo frames hanging from the quilt are polymer clay. I had a lot of fun making these funky little works of art.
So all that is left is to wait for the judges' decision. I'll be on pins and needles until the show opens on March 24th. Cross your fingers for me!
ETA: Please visit Craft Critique to read the article I wrote about quilt influenced scrapbook pages. Thanks!