I’ve pieced the background. I am not certain that background is the correct term but its how I work–from the back to the front. I changed the horizon to give me more sky. I love soft blue and so rarely find a way to use it.
I still need to quilt it and this time I am going to used a lighter weight backing fabric. And while I am stitching I will contemplate the color(s) for the tree trunks as well as placement. At one time I thought about piecing them in but decided that it would get awfully messy and I would likely miss my deadline.
And I want to find a way to include a bit of the red twig. Piecing it with the yellow and bright greens did not give me the look I wanted. Maybe stitch? Lots to think about while I quilt.