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Oh My Heavens

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My Linear Landscape...Oh My Heavens

Created in this Craftsy class

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 Wall Hanging
Style Art
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What materials did you use? Hand painted fabric for sky and water, plus batiks

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Love the colors, want to be there!

09/25/2015 Flag

Thanks! We do have a lot of stunning sunsets here for inspiration.

09/25/2015 Flag

wow I love the colors in this one......I will be checking my stash to see if I can do something with similar colors!

10/24/2015 Flag

It took me a long time to choose my color pallette for this quilt. I pulled out every fabric in my stash that was even remotely a color that might be found in such a scene and tried to determine which type of color scheme (analgous, complementary, etc). until I found the ones that I liked the best. Other than the sky and water fabrics that I painted, I had every one of the fabrics in my stash and didn't need to purchase anything.

10/31/2015 Flag

did you use any paint or is it all fabric?

10/24/2015 Flag

I painted a piece of sky fabric and a piece of water fabric, because in the painting lesson for this course she gave advice about how they are both different from each other. I already had paints from other things I'd done on my own, but her lesson on painting was exactly what I needed to know...and got to see her in action. While I didn't paint on any of the commercial fabrics that I used for the mountains and trees, I have done that to other projects since then.

10/24/2015 Flag

did you use any paint?

10/24/2015 Flag

Most definitely!! As I mentioned in my answer above, the sky and water fabric started out as white muslin. I enjoyed this project and learning to paint the pieces needed, that I try to find reasons to paint any quilts that I'm making, even if it's just adding a highlight or creating shading or changing a fabric to "the perfect shade" of a commercial fabric because I couldn't find the right color in the quilt shop fabrics. Recently I took a quilt sandwich that I had practiced my free motion quilting on for a wall hanging that I made for a friend's birthday. Rather than just toss it out, I planned the practice out on the sandwich so that it would look similar to the design on the finished quilt. When I was done I painted select spots on the sandwich to test it out for the quilt I was making, finished the edges and put on a sleeve with a label. It became a gift for someone else.

10/24/2015 Flag