30 November, 2015

Quilt Venice

Last weekend I did a 2-day 'Light up your Landscape' class with Australian Gloria Loughman, an internationally acclaimed award winning quilter .  We had to take along photos of landscapes we could turn into a our fabric stash of suitable colours!

We had spent Christmas of 2007 in Italy and - of course - had some great pics to choose from.  This is a bit different to having photos in an album, this memory you hang on a wall.

We used freezer paper to make a pattern then steam-a-seam lite to raw edge applique.  During the class Gloria included mini-tutorials on things like colour theory (in a user friendly way), design and patternmaking, threads and needles combinations for machine, painting fabric for special effects,  choosing and using decorative threads,  finishing, etc.
Usually Gloria puts facings on her quilts, but she suggested mine would be better with a border, then a facing.  I included a tiny inner border as well.

We had two days of fun and amazing teaching with Gloria, and she also had a trunk show presentation  on the Tuesday night.  What an incredible range of work and what a fabulous lady.  Google Gloria Loughman to see her work!

Here are some of the photos I used to design my quilt.

I used a mixture of batiks and hand dyed  fabrics, and stitched it with variegated thread.


kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Carol what a fabulous quilt - love the colours and the way you have been able to piece them so beautifully, and the silhouettes are stunning against the sunset.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! Carol! Awesome work! Pinned for inspiration! TFS! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Skylark said...

What a gorgeous quilt, the colours in the fabrics you have used for the sky are fabulous and so beautifully put together. What a lovely keepsake of your holiday. Stef x

Dawn T said...

this is simply stunning Carol. You are extremely talented at your quilt making as well as your card making.

kiwiali said...

Awesome work Carol Love the vibrant colours!