When I Googled ELEMENTS I came across the Chinese five elements of the world: wood, fire, earth, metal and water. Hmm, how to put those in a quilt?? The word earth made me think of a river bank, wood reminded me of trees, and of course a river (barely visible in this photo) could represent water. Fire and metal were more challenging, but soon a campfire and roasting marshmallows popped into my mind.
I made the chipmunks out of thread, and they are using metal skewers for roasting their bead marshmallows. I embellished a little with yarn, tumbled rocks, and crystals.