I live in the San Joaquin Valley of California where our farmers grow almonds, tomatoes, grapes, rice, melons, sugar beets, walnuts, apricots etc….. This quilt was made as a commission to honor one of our local peach farmer (which are being coming fewer and fewer). I really enjoyed doing this peice because it was a challenge to get the colors just right. All the peaches started out as a very light yellow and I just kept mixing and adding paint until I thought they looked good enough to eat. The leaves were made from a fabric that I had dyed green with rit dye (the poor quilters dye) and then painted. Each pieced was then appliqued to the black background.