Each year, local organization SEFAA issues a challenge to local fiber artists. It is easy and fun. The only requirement is that it be no larger than 12 inches X 12 inches and easy to hang on the wall. No jury, no pressure. I like that.
This is a good way to learn what I like and what I do not. This piece, for example, is way too busy for me. I much prefer simple designs.
This one came about when I used linen remnants from clothing projects. I decided to go with the shapes in the scraps, butting here and there. Then I used needle-turn applique to attach them. After that I machine-quilted it to wool batting and added embroidery, as well as beads.