I have this challenge at my quilt guild where I need to do something in the theme of "Up Close and Personal". Here is a WIP. I'm trying to recreate in a partially abstract way the trunk of a tree. Next I am going to add some stitching. I did do some couching of threads but I didn't like it so I just added some more layers and now it's kind of imbedded in the background. Any suggestions on stitching or adding to the piece greatly appreciated.