Black locusts are medium-sized spiny trees with a forking trunk and an irregular crown.
The bark is deeply fissured in forking ridges.
The book’s image1 of Black Locust cells in cross section seemed to show a rhythmic pattern of round and compressed cells.
The quilt started with a length of plain white cotton cloth. The background, leaves and bean-like seeds, were painted.
The silhouette of the trunk and branches were drawn with fabric pastels. This cloth was centered over a
larger batting and backing, creating an open border. I free-motion stitched the microscopic details with variegated thread.
In the border, the characteristic bark is painted in acrylic to achieve a hard texture.
There is no binding; instead, the edges were hand-cut to continue the bark pattern, and the raw edge of the cotton batting was also