"The Hope of Spring"
I used hand-painted cotton fabric for the background, water, and foreground grass. The swan and her eggs are painted on a white on white cotton fabric with an overlay on the swan of sparkle Organza. The nest is a commercial cotton batik with ribbons.
The fabrics were painted with Setacolor fabric paint and Tsukineko Inks, and were accented with Paintsticks and permanent markers. This piece is raw-edged appliqued and machined quilted with a batting of Warm and Natural cotton batting.