Art Quilting: Pictorial Techniques »
Type of item: Home Decor
Mix of 100% cottons and batik fabrics
What was your inspiration?
I have many photos that I want to make into art quilts, but was having difficulty finding a process that would help me take it from photo to finished art quilt. This class has inspired and helped me take that leap of faith and produce my own art quilts from my photo collection. Thank you, Wendy!!
What are you most proud of?
I challenged myself to try something completely different to achieve a result that will serve me well as I continue my art quilting journey.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Try to keep the bulk of the glued under edge to a quarter edge on your pieces. Some of my edges were a little bulky because I didn't quite get it to a quarter inch when I was trimming my pieces.
I used an old stitch remover for mainpulating the glued edges. I used the point to poke or pull the fabric flaps up if there was too much distortion or glue. I used the flat side to smooth the folded edges. I used the rounded end as a brayer as I put the pieces together. Once assembled, I let the glue dry overnight. I had no difficulty sliding the Deco Bond underneath to pin it together.