This is the quilt I made last year at Quilting by the Lake. I wanted to use my appliques in a non-blocky way. I don't think I was successful at that, so this year I will try again!
I was more successful in using my surface design fabrics. The background is my deconstruction fabric and the circular shape above the tower was a piece of shibori. The "tower" was created by first painting the cloth with a gradation of color, then folding the cloth into 60 degree folds, clamping it with 2 triangular shapes and dyeing it again.