Tanager Stitched Collage with Hand Embellishing

This art quilt is a stitched collage that features a red bird inspired by the Summer Tanager. A mixed media piece, it is stitched on papers and mixed fabrics with paint, hand embroidery, and bead details.

The summer tanager is a songbird, the male being entirely red with a slightly darker wing. But here the bird has an appliqued wing that is a slightly lighter shade of red, just to switch things up. The stitching on the bird is in a variegated gold and brown thread to highlight the tanager's feathers.

Surrounding the bird are collaged papers and fabrics with machine quilting lines and hand embellishing details of french knots and a few small beads and buttons.
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