Explore fusible collage as textile artist Laura Wasilowski shows you how to make a whimsical art quilt! You'll begin with a simple sketch (use your own or Lauras design), then convert your drawing into a master pattern. Use bold, hand-dyed hues and batiks to create fused fabric design elements, and follow along with Laura to assemble a countryside scene. Next, add dynamic dimension to your quilt with collage! Discover fun, fast techniques to turn fabric strips into a grassy foreground and lovely lake, and add playful pizazz to your composition with a quick color-chip trick and textural tiled collage. Then, showcase each element of your landscape with a variety of gorgeous machine-quilting motifs, including wavy, vein and sketching stitches. Finally, attach a rod pocket to the back for display you're going to want to show this quilt off!
Meet your instructor, expert art quilter Laura Wasilowski, and preview the gorgeous landscape quilt you'll create in class. Laura eases you into the process by demonstrating simple techniques for sketching out your quilt design ideas. In addition, you'll learn how to convert any sketch into a master pattern.
Start working on your landscape quilt! Get Laura's advice on choosing the right fabrics and color palettes. Then, follow along as Laura details how to transfer a pattern onto fabric, work with fusible web and assemble the rolling farm fields design. Plus, gain valuable tips on creating a variety of patterned collages.
Practice the skills you learned in the previous lesson by making three more collages for the quilt top. You'll learn how to create the grassy foreground and a rippling lake by working with bias-cut strips. In addition, Laura demonstrates an easy way to make intricate cutout patterns in your fabric.
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