Last year I took a day-long class from Libby Lehman, and this quilt is the result of applying a bunch of the techniques she taught us. It received 2nd place in its category (abstract wall hanging), but got the judges nod for Innovation.
The quilt had been in the works for almost a year... the more I did on it, the more I was afraid to do, fearing I'd mess it up, so I delayed a long time between phases. I had to get up my nerve! I had so much fun experimenting with metallic threads, and trying out bobbin-work.