Early this spring I took many photos of trees. Big and little, closeup and far away, and lots of different textures of bark. After looking through these photos, I realized that depicting sunlight and shadow on the trees is what interests me the most. Here is one of my favorite pictures with highlights and shadows:
Here is what I came up with. It's an interpretation of the photo, not an exact replication.
I used Susan Carlson's technique, explained in her book Serendipity Quilts. Basically you glue snippets of fabric down, and then quilt over it. I haven't done the quilting yet, but the gluing was really fun! Here's a close-up view: