overlook bench art quilt

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overlook bench art quilt Pattern


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Pattern Details:

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Home Decor


Wall Hanging

Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

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

About Designer

About Designer

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landscapelady on etsy05403
by QFA
south burlington vermont
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I've been quilting for at least 30 years being taught by my mother. Started with traditional patchwork but the last 10 years have fell in love with the freedom of art quilting.
I live in Vermont and when not quilting or working - I love to walk with my two best friends - a ...

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