Tree bark topography

The more I think about topography and fabric, the more I think about the tree bark I originally planned to do for the wool quilt prize. There is something beautiful and flowing about topography, and it's so instantly recognisible. I also think it has a lot of possible applications in quilting which it might not have it embroidery alone, as quilting by defination involves layering fabric and then sewing it together. hmmmm.

Definately need to think some more about this. The topography isn't as defined in tree bark, so I will need to merge the two ideas...