Chris Booth met the Tree Challenge. The color and detail are wonderfully suited to the subject at hand. An especially nice touch is the running stitch between the leaves which gives the piece a narrative. Well done Chris!
FROM CHRIS: This is my tree challenge using the satin stitch by hand. It is also hand quilted. I used variegated threads for everything to see if they gave it a shaded look, mainly the sulky thread on spools. It is 11 inches by 11 1/2. I purchased the background fabric recently from akonye kena and was curious to see suitability for stitching, the texture works well.