Hi Everyone! A big welcome to all the new readers!
So last week I began a new piece of the wisteria blooming at Biltmore. Then I had the idea- why don’t we do a sort of quilt along?
I am documenting all the steps to creating your one of a kind landscape art quilt as I make mine. And you can follow along and make yours as we go! See last week’s post if you want to see how I started. So here’s my picture:
So here is a color print out in 8″ x 10″. I cut out a piece of white muslin that I can see through, and large enough to cover the full size pattern. I pinned it at the top and traced the main lines with a pencil. I didn’t put any tiny details, just traced the lines where large pieces of fabric will go, used as a placement map. Like so:
I cut out this batik in the light value for the ground. I didn’t have quite enough fabric so I had to piece them together. I added some white Misty Fuse to the back of this fabric using my teflon sheets and a dry, hot iron. The teflon sheets protect the iron and peels right off.
Next I added a much lighter piece for the sunny area to the right. You can see I’m working on the background areas and will later add details.
OK, now I’ve got those pieces trimmed and fused together at the join, but still just pinned to the white background fabric, in case I need to make any changes. It doesn’t look like much yet.
Here I’ve added a few pieces of sky and some grass with solids and hand dyes. I want to use as much of my own hand dyed fabric as possible, but I will use anything as long as it looks right.
I am going very slowly with this project because I don’t have a ton of time to work on it. Hopefully next week I will have more to show and tell! Do you want to share your progress? Just send me a picture and I’ll include it in one of the blog posts. And ask me any questions about this process, ok?
In a few short weeks, the North Carolina Symposium will be here. I will be there with my booth set up, displaying lots of my work, and demoing on my fabulous BERNINA 770 QE. I will be there to talk about my Private Coaching Program for Art Quilters (see below). And of course to visit and talk with you if you are coming! I will have a drawing for a free small art quilt of mine, and $100 off coupons for anyone serious about getting a new BERNINA machine over $3000.00.
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Roxane is a full time studio textile artist, teacher, and author, with two girls, who are both growing up too fast! She recently appeared on Quilting Arts TV, and has taught at the Houston quilt show. She is also a BERNINA ambassador. Her work is in several private collections and she loves doing custom commissions. For more info go to http://roxanelessa.com.
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