Finished my first Art Quilt wall hanging in May of 2010. I followed along with a book to learn how to do fast-piece applique. The book is by Rose Hughes called Dream Landscapes Artful Quilts with Fast-Piece Applique. I really liked the easy instructions and am definitely going to do some of the other patterns in the book.
This was a lot of fun!!! I can't wait to start my next project. Pics are below. I did mess up on the binding. I guess if I do it wrong enough times I will finally get it right!