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Bird's Landing

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Linear Landscape Quilts taught by Gloria Loughman

Create stunning landscape art quilts with Gloria Loughman that will evoke the natural beauty of the outdoors. Learn techniques on how to create a template and assemble your own breathtaking scene.

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Category Quilting
Type Home Decor
Style Traditional
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What materials did you use? PFD White Cotton and Setacolor Transparent Paints

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What are you most proud of? I have always loved watercolor paintings and have tried painting them in the past. This is the first time I achieved a watercolor look and without even trying.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Gloria made the painting of fabric look so easy and it was. She offered straight-forward directions and showed how she goes about painting fabric. I felt very brave after watching the video. In trying to match the photo, I used a little too much paint by accident. I will be more careful next time. Also, I used a piece of plastic taped to a large painter's clipboard (20 x 24). The plastic was not secure enough and I ended up with paint pooling slightly (in a straight line) right in the middle of my sky. I have since covered the clipboard with a piece of white contact paper to make the surface smooth and fixed. That works much better.

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so realistic, what colours do you have - do you mix your own

06/21/2013 Flag

Thank you. Oh boy, remembering the colors, eek. Most were mixed except for the sky. I painted the sky with cobalt blue, aquamarine, parma violet, titanium white, pearlescent white. The rest was mostly with black, moss green, and emerald green. I did mix colors to get different shades and values.

06/23/2013 Flag

Such soft colours. Are you planning on quilting it to add texture?

10/16/2013 Flag

I used it as a background for an art quilt I did for Quilt Life magazine American Gothic Contest. The quilt is called "Pass the Chicken Please". I appliqued on top of the piece and did a fair amount of quilting and thread painting to add texture. It was my first attempt at this sort of thing. It is posted on my projects page if you'd like to see the end result.

10/18/2013 Flag