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overlook bench art quilt

from landscapelady on etsy05403
(7) Name: 'Quilting : overlook bench art quilt
overlook bench art quilt
overlook bench art quilt
overlook bench art quilt
overlook bench art quilt

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic free motion quilting nothing fancy
  • bind or face a quilt (link to facing tutorial included)

Pattern Description:

I recently saw a stone bench sitting in the middle of the woods on a path with the name of a deceased loved ones names and life dates engraved on it. The beauty of that simple bench amidst the splender of nature lead me to make this art quilt. I took it out of the woods and put it on an overlook. Inviting to sit and reflect ...... and just be.

Included in this pattern is a tutorial on fusible or raw edge applique in case this technique is new to you. You get a detailed pattern for the bench complete with a value key to get the shading. The pattern also has far away mountains and 3 far away sailboats. There are measurements to cut the sky, water and ground.

Once you have the bench you can put it on an overlook as I have or do your own thing - put it in the woods, in a park - wherever your memory is. In one of my samples I wrote the words pause and reflect on the side of the bench with thread or you could write something with a pigma pen. In one of my samples I made a night sky with a moon and painted a refection on the water from the moon. The sky is the limit here. I encourage you to do your own thing.

Accuracy is not needed for art quilting in my world, it should be fun, spontaneous and creative!


  • batting and backing - 22" square
  • sky fabric - 6" x 22"
  • water fabric - 9" x 22"
  • ground or grass fabric - 8" x 22"
  • assorted scraps for bench in 5 shades or values
  • 1/2 yd fusible web lite such as heat and bond lite or wonder under 805
  • 12" sheet of parchment paper or applique pressing sheet

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