On Saturday I had the privilege of teaching the tree technique (used in the project on the cover of my book) to the Schoolhouse Quilter's Guild of the Comox Valley. http://www.schoolhousequilters.com/ What a delightful group of students I had. Humour reigned supreme in this class, as did self confidence and creativity. These ladies were enthusiastic, dedicated and outstanding students.
I only have some quick pictures of their work, they've promised to send me individual photos as they finish them up. It's such fun to teach that class because people are always amazed at how it works and that they can do it.
And in the midst of the class, one of the students looked out the window and noticed this tree. We all found it fascinating how it had hung onto it's seed pods all through the winter winds, rains and snow! It's a Chestnut tree, but also inspiration for another project! Zoom in on this one if you can to see nature's decorations hanging in the branches (I couldn't leave the classroom to go out and get a better picture!)