Nature's Inspiration 36 ½" x 50" The trunks of these three trees have inspired me previously, in our southern winter.
Again, I was awestruck by the myriad of colors these behold! This time it was late summer and our side yard was heavy with greenery.
This quilt is a large photograph printed on specially treated cotton poplin.
The three trees are completely "puzzle pieced" appliqué with commercial quilting cottons. Some of the background trees are free motion embroidery to highlight their colorful trunks. The large leaves in the foreground seem to jump out of the piece through the use of free motion quilting mimicking nature's details.