In the late 1980s, I happened to see a small tree quilt hanging in a craft store. I wasn't interested in a seasonal quilt but I liked the scrappy trees. I made a quick sketch of the pattern and later drafted it into 7" blocks.
I had a vague idea of using a variety of backgrounds working from light to dark but the need to add sashing changed the plan. I call this "Sunny Glade" and if you look closely, you might be able to find a few Christmas trees among the forest. This quilt is 6'3" x 8'3" and needed to go to the park fence for a photo as there is no space inside, but it has been very gusty and even with many clips, a challenge.
In 1990, as I was finishing this quilt, I was invited to join the Tokyo International Quilters, the first and only real quilt group I have ever belonged to. The left-overs from this quilt are still finding their way into my work.