Master new techniques while while exploring unique fibers to create a winter woodland art quilt. Novelty thread, yarns, fabric, roving, Sari silk and tulle are used to establish depth with a distant background and textural foreground. Finish with a full, vibrant storybook tree or one closer to Charlie Brown?s. Learn how techniques used in class can be applied to an array of future quilts.
Art Quilt Materials that you will need to bring:
24" X 32" backing fabric
23" X 32" batting (low loft like Hobbs 80/20 or Warm n Natural)
Background fabric - one light blue, one lavender, one light tan approximately 12" X 20" each
Foreground snow fabric - 2 to 3 white on white or light batiks scraps approximately 3" x 14"
Trees - assorted tans, grays, brown at least 26" long by any width
Assorted yarns, embroidery floss, cord, heavy threads in tree colors from your stash.
Free Motion Quilting Supplies:
Sewing Machine with open toed foot and free motion foot (stippling foot)
Double check that you pack your cord and foot pedal
Needles 80/12 (I like a new needle for every project)
Small spool of light gray or silver thin, strong thread (60 to 100 wt OR QS clear invisible)
Variety of threads - green, brown, tan, gray, blue
Standard Sewing Supplies:
Lots of Straight Pins
24" x 6" Ruler or 20" x 20" Ruler (no need to buy ruler...bring something close)
Light & Dark Fabric Marker