Artist Comment/Statement: Much
like my life at the time I started this piece, the design started
out as something entirely different, and it just wasn't going to happen
the way that I had planned it.
There were supposed to be colorful tropical birds in a tree. The birds
flew away, the tree disappeared, and all that remained were all the beautiful
wonderful tropical colors.
background was machine pieced and quilted. Hand embellishments
of glass beads, chenille thread, and embroidery were added to the top
black-and-white checks were hand-painted with fabric paint.
Materials: Fabrics used were
Batiks and commercial cottons. Cotton and monofilament, nylon threads
were used for the machine piecing and quilting. Glass beads,
chenille thread, and hand-dyed variegated colored cotton threads were
used for surface embellishments. Polyester batting was used. Fabric
paint was used to create the black-and-white checked fabric.