"Bright Heart" was my entry into this year's Excellence in Needle Arts Awards- Heart Ornament contest sponsored by PieceWork Magazine. Happily this quilted ornament earned an Honorable Mention and was exhibited with the other 2010 winners at The National NeedleArts Association trade show in Columbus, Ohio, this month. It will be coming back home in July.
All of the winning ornaments are also featured in the July/August issue of PieceWork Magazine on sale July 6. But you can see them here on the magazine's website. Just click on "View All of the 2010 Winners" for a colorful PDF of them. There were four categories- Knitting/Crochet; Lacemaking/Tatting, Quilting; and Needlework.
My little ornament is machined pieced using several different batiks, machine quilted, and beaded. It's little... just under 4". Oh, and the effort won me a year's subscription to the magazine. Sweeeet! I'm very happy.