This next three are of a block I made for an aquaintance that had cancer. She passed away this past fall just after the finished quilt was delivered to her and her family. She was amazing in so may ways. I really wanted to keep it for myself which was good and it made it a real gift to her.
I knew I wanted to make a tree. The block size was supposed to me 5"x5" I think. I made mine 10x15. I found this fantastic book and used part of the poem. All in a Day by Cynthia Rylant. The poem is wonderful and the artwork is amazing!
Back of the block shows the details of the quilting a little easier.
Front of the block. I also used fabric pastels to add some detail and extra color.
This last photo shows the texture of the trunk. I love the way it turned out. I made it out of fabrics that I used in a quilt for my mom and that I picked up in Canada about 5 years ago. It added even more meaning to the quilt as my mom passed away from cancer 13 months ago.