I started this series with paper collage pieces during the same time as the Fragments Series, however, in the Bits & Pieces series, I enlarge a very small design of an animal or insect so that it becomes abstract. This helps the viewer to notice the design before the larger image. These works were created using both reverse and direct appliqué techniques.
Silk and cotton, dyed, overdyed, painted with thickened dyes, stamped with acrylic paint, machine and hand quilted
Cotton, hand dyed and over dyed, reverse applique, hand quilted.
Silk and cotton, hand dyed and over dyed, painted, machine appliqued, hand quilted.
Cotton, hand dyed and over dyed, machine appliqued, reverse applique, hand quilted.