Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Art Quilting Workshops for 2011

Last year I led a monthly art quilting workshop.  Every month we learned a new technique with the opportunity to complete one project.  This year we are beginning with projects from one book  "Quilted Symphony" by Gloria Loughman.  It will take 4 to 5 months to work through the book.  Completion of this book will give all an opportunity to turn an abstract design into a quilt.  I will record my progress on my blog so follow along and see where it might take you.

Project Base
Using a tear-away stabilizer, trace the drawn design, numbering segments in order of placement.
Draw segments onto freezer paper, cut out, and press onto right side of fabric.  Cut around shape approx. 1/4" away from freezer paper shape.  Layer each shape with tear-away stabilizer and stay-stitch 1/8" away from paper shape.  Remove freezer paper.

Segments are now ready to decorate with applique.

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