This quilt challenge is right up my alley! The theme is "It's Not Easy Being Green". 25% of the front of the quilt has to be recycled or re-purposed fibers.
OK, here's why I think this is right up my alley: (1) My favorite color is green. (2) I love hiking and have been taking pictures of moss and mossy logs for years, which is pretty easy to find in the Pacific Northwest. (3) I've been collecting fibers from all kinds of sources that are recycled or re-purposed. (Logical step #4) I just knew right away that I wanted to do a mossy log. (I've been wanting a mossy log in my garden too, but am not likely to get one.)
Here are a couple of my pictures I used as inspiration and my sketches.
I gathered up some materials shown here.
I hand dyed and painted a lot of used color catchers that I've been saving for "that perfect project".
After they were dried, I cut out pieces of the brown for the bark and fused them down.