I love working with batiks and my own hand-painted or dyed fabrics. I often just pick up some scraps I have around the studio and maybe an image from another fabric. Here I had many small pieces to work with like the leaves, the flower and the rocks. I also had some purple hand-painted pieces and some light greenish yellowish hand-dyed cotton.
I fused all the different pieces onto my hand-dyed background. Designing the artwork was a joy when I realized what the theme would be. Besides doing some free-form quilting, I also embroidered some trees and bushes.