I told you I'd tell you how I got that dotty pattern on the fabric for the 2nd Birds Eye View piece. Have you ever done a rubbing? You can transfer the design from anything with a raised pattern, onto paper or fabric, by putting it under the fabric and then rubbing across the top with a crayon or pencil. It is a great way to create pattern or texture.
I had an idea that I wanted to add some simple texture to my green fabrics and started searching around the house for something to rub that would impart a random pattern of dots and came upon this piece of fabric. Do you know what it is? It is fabric with little plastic nubs that is made for the feet bottoms of children's pajamas, so they are not slick. It has been in my stash, probably since my children were toddlers! It seemed like it might be perfect for my fabric. What I really liked was that the dots are not lined up in even rows, so it really is a random-seeming pattern.