Here's a detail photo from Too Much Soul to Control, by Cynthia Souder, Annandale, Virginia. The quilt is from the Mixed Technique category of Quilts: A World of Beauty at the International Quilt Show in Houston .
It was a memorial quilt made for Linda Lee Kaye to honor her late husband, Michael Kaye. Taking in the details of this quilt, I couldn't help but think he must have been quite a guy.
In a workshop I took a while ago, Beth Ann Williams said that when she designs a quilt, she wants people to enjoy her work from far away and close up. I love that quilts can provide that dual experience and I enjoy taking them in, first from afar and then up close and personal.
You can see the rest of this interesting quilt and other photos of winners and others from this category on flickr, tagged Mixed Technique.