I started block 3 for the QAK 12 by 12 Photo Challenge on Wednesday and finished it on Thursday. I was surprised to use three and a half bobbins worth of thread for such a small project. This is the original picture.
My first idea was to simplify the picture and make a paper pieced quilt and fill in the details with stitching. After designing and printing I change my mind and decided to do a reflective pattern. After designing this and making a pattern, I just free hand cut the pieces and stuck them down with a glue stick. Then I made an attempt to repeat the rock patterns on the columns with free motion quilting. Next I filled in all the other rocks. I decided against a boarder and sewed a piece of fabric over the front all the way around. Then I made a slit in it and turned it right side out. Here is a picture of the finished piece. This one I really like.