The Painted Landscape
Design and construct your own landscape quilt using a chosen image as your starting point. The key elements of design, including focal point, perspective and balance will be discussed and then you will design your own wall hanging working from your selected image. This project features strips of fabrics in the background sky and water contrasting with a silhouette of land. After drawing your pattern, participants will paint areas of sky and water on white fabric. These strips are cut and rearranged on a cloth base and then quilted through the sandwich. Commercial and hand-dyed fabrics can also be incorporated.
Cliffs or other land forms are formed on a light interfacing base and then stitched to a dark fabric which is trimmed leaving a dark edge outline. Other elements including trees are fussy cut, then fused and stitched in place. Different techniques for foliage will be included and the foreground can be further enhanced with machine embroidery. The quilt can be finished with a faced edge or borders.
This is a class where everyone is challenged to produce their own design but is supported through each stage of the process.