Here's a close-up of a stream near my house in the Smoky Mountains. First I painted a picture of this and then I printed the picture on silk fabric. I then layered it with batting and backing and thread painted/quilted it and added a black border. I love the way silk reflects the light and it quilts beautifully!
I have always been an artist and with art quilts I have found a way to combine my two loves of painting and textiles.