Tropical Dreams II Collage Mania 2009 is part of a successful series of fundraisers for the American Cancer Society that feature fiber art. Over $165,000 has been raised. To find out more or to bid on one of the dozens of collages from May 5–7, 2009, click here. View my other donation here.

Tropical Dreams II measures 8" X 10" and consists of handpainted and “found” fabrics (found in my stash, that is!) It was free motion quilted with straight and zig-zag stitches using variegated rayon threads. The design is related to this previous small work, which also features a palm tree.

The detail shows the palm fronds, which were painted using acrylics. The trunk was also handpainted, but ended up looking too light. Some pieces of a darker patterned fabric were added to adjust the value.

Tropical Dreams II detail
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