In response to a challenge from my Beyond the Borders art-quilt group, here are my two "tree-themed" pieces. (They are not bound here, but have been faced since taking this picture.) I decided on facing instead of binding, so that the back sides of the quilts could also be seen.
The challenge was to create a tree-themed art quilt, 20" long and between 6 and 12" wide, with NO green! There were some wonderful responses by the group at our meeting yesterday.
I decided to go with a winter scene, since I had some gorgeous Mickey Lawler hand-painted fabric that I've been hoarding. The technique is whole-cloth quilting, with very dense thread-painting to create the trees. I think they are good companion pieces, because of the small size.
Be sure to click on the image to embiggen ... ;^)