I made this for the 2nd Art Squared Group Challenge. The theme was ELEMENTS. When I Googled ELEMENTS I came accross the Chinese world elements of : earth, water, fire, wood, and metal. Hmm, now how to put those in a quilt?? The word "earth" reminded me of a river bank, and "wood" could represent trees and a river would represent the "water"....but "metal" and "fire" was a challenge. As I worked on the riverbank I started to think about a campfire and roasting marshmallows.
I made the chipmunks out of thread and they are roasting their marshmallows (beads) with metal skewers made out of nails. I did a little embellishing with yarn, tumbled rocks, and crystals.