It's that time of year again and we all have things to celebrate. Sometimes we forget to record those times in a tangible way. A fun way to record a special occasion is with a wall hanging. Ideas include a family gathering or reunion quilt, a door quilt for a child’s room, an anniversary quilt, a graduation quilt, a wedding quilt, and a memento quilt.
The Entwined Star Pattern evokes folded ribbons wrapping around each other to create the star. Light/dark and medium value fabrics carefully arranged are an important part of creating the illusion. One of my favorites is...
I asked Linda recently what she'd been up to of late and she sent me this wonderful story explaining how she created a beautiful modern log cabin quilt from her boxes of scraps. This is so inspiring that I might just need to try it myself and definitely had to share it with you.
It was while browsing through a fabric store that Marilyn Belford stumbled upon art quilting. “It was as if I were struck by lightning,” she explains. “I loved sewing and I loved painting. The art quilt combined the two. That was all I needed. Off I went exploring this new avenue.”
"The Six Hour Quilt" is a funfilled online workshop where you will design, select fabrics, cut and sew a quilt top. Today I'm sharing with you an excerpt from the first hour - the design section of this workshop.
Have you ever made a quilt that you wish had just that bit more... it isn't doing it for you or you feel something is missing? I think every quilter has at least one quilt like that. So what do you do about it? Here's an idea that might shock you. How about adding a Ghost Image? No not an image of a ghost, but rather an impression of some object.
In this the first Abstract Art class I wrote, the exploration covers the work of female abstract artists. Women were really in the lead when it came to the development of abstract art...you will learn about the many wonderful women artists that the critics of the time completely overlooked.
Have you ever thought of making a modern quilt like this?
Creating perspective on a flat surface (like a quilt) is a challenge for most people. There are various ways to show perspective, color, value, size, vanishing lines and other aspects.
Elizabeth Barton, a well-known quilt artist has a number of very interesting and productive online workshops. There is always a multitude of stunning quilts made from her students - and here is just one made by Geraldine in her workshop More Abstract Art For Quiltmakers..... what amazes me is watching the students, from their first design to their last - the results are amazing!