We were given the background fabric and asked to include one left-facing boot surrounded by a Baltimore-style wreath.
I actually enjoy doing a bit of needle-turn appliqué once in a while and the guild challenge block encourages me to keep at it. I've participated in the challenge every year since 1999. I've earned nine ribbons of various colors throughout the years but never blue. Until this year! Yeah!
I designed waaay too many sharp points into this block so I decided to fuse the pieces and zig-zag the edges this year. The yellow rose buds are folded fabric, the boot loop is really a loop and the spur really spins.
Here are the rest of the ribbon winners.
Third place went to fellow Twisted Stitcher, Judy Kriehn. Congrats Judy!
I look forward to seeing the finished quilt.