My memories include one of my first art quilts which now resides with a good friend.
It was a branch similar to this done in very branch colors, very carefully but was fused and quilted very lightly.
For reminiscense I wanted to do a similar piece the way I would present it now. I almost did it! I am taking painting lessons and learning so much about the structure of paintings. So next time, I will have a reference photo and really consider the light source more carefully. This piece evolved and so not all that was possible. Only because I do not usually do that reverse sewing thing!
What is new is the attempt to create shadows and a source of light.
What is new from the older work is the use of color. Bright can be good.
These painting lessons are taking time from my textile work, but that is where I am at at present and just a part of the whole evolving quest.