Explore fusible collage as textile artist Laura Wasilowski shows you how to make a whimsical art quilt! You’ll begin with a simple sketch (use your own or Laura’s design), then convert your drawing into a master pattern. Use bold, hand-dyed hues and batiks to create fused fabric design elements, and follow along with Laura to assemble a countryside scene. Next, add dynamic dimension to your quilt with collage! Discover fun, fast techniques to turn fabric strips into a grassy foreground and lovely lake, and add playful pizazz to your composition with a quick color-chip trick and textural tiled collage. Then, showcase each element of your landscape with a variety of gorgeous machine-quilting motifs, including wavy, vein and sketching stitches. Finally, attach a rod pocket to the back for display – you’re going to want to show this quilt off!
Laura shares whimsical designs for three small, single-block quilts that you can create along with her. You'll add fusible web to your fabrics and learn how to protect your tools and work surfaces. Cutting out free-form appliqué shapes and composing your artwork are a breeze - your creativity and improvisation are encouraged! Then it's time to add details and texture with a wealth of hand-embroidery stitches, from lazy daisies to French knots. Laura will show how to make more than a dozen stitches, and help you finish your quilt with batting, a colorful border and options for hanging. Laura's e-book Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts is included free!
Mar 11, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015
I'll be teaching at Quiltfest Savannah March 26 - 28, 2015. Please stop in and say "Hi". Visit www.quiltfest.com for more information. Laura