The theme for the May Stitch Along is Lyrics, and I’m heading off for a road trip, so my song choice was obvious.
I kind of invented a technique for this, bunching and tacking applied fabric to get texture (and, in the case of the rainbow chiffon sky, color). (Others may have invented it before me, but I haven’t seen it.)
I did some post-processing, too; the colors came out a little too similar, so I used Sharpie markers to alter and define, then said, “What the heck,” and went in with watered down paint to create more subtle variations. That lets this work with another song, too; I used violet paint on the peak, so it has “purple mountains majesty”.