I have many quilt tops that have never made it into a finished product. I am ruminating upon the idea of chopping them up and using them as a base for some art quilts. I rather like the idea of a 'traditional' quilt being used in an art quilt.
I am in the process of reading 'twelve by twelve the International Art Quilt Challenge'. I love it! It is so inspiring and I love looking at and reading about all of the diverse quilts. Do yourself a favor, and buy this book!