I purchased this marbled piece of fabric in Paducah this past April. I first saw it when someone else was looking at the piece. I stood there looking at other pieces trying to ignor the fact that I wanted that piece of fabric. When she finally laid it down I GRABBED it ASAP.
The marbled tree had some white spots in the tree and the unpainted fabric beside the tree trunk had splatters of paint. I decided that I would add some sky fabric, that I had dyed, using reverse applique.
I decided that I wanted to add some images to the tree. Birds seemed to be the obvious image.