I’ve been designing some new art quilts for an upcoming art show and paused to snap some photos of the backgrounds before I began stitching. I thought you might like to see how these develop over the next few weeks.
I’m attempting to capture views of Alaska and after quilting the backgrounds, each will have an appliqué girl and/or boy on them.
A few months ago, I finished this commission quilt. I so enjoy writing with thread.
Category: Art Quilts
I’m looking forward to some large chunks of time in my studio this week. I’ve been busy designing new quilts and fusing the backgrounds together. Now it’s time for stitching – my favorite part of the process. I can enjoy the whirl of my sewing machine as I draw with rainbow of threads to create sunset, ocean and mountain scenes.
She finds fun (6.5” x 14”)
I had created the pieced “bolts of fabric” background using strips of an Alison Glass charm pack and a Grunge jelly roll. I added a neutral(ish) Alison Glass print as the wall, but it needed more. Fussy cutting a large scale Alison Glass print as if it were a round quilt on the wall was just what this piece needed. I love the luscious colors in Alison Glass fabrics and this art quilt says that and more!
Instead of adding my usual bit of chain piecing, I added a partially quilted quilt with yet another Alison Glass fabric.
She is a fan girl quilter (15” x 21”)
Is one else an Alison Glass fan girl?