Tuesday, September 21, 2010
My First "Art Quilt"
I took Sara Kelly's class last night to learn how to make art quilts. This is what I started in class and finished today. I think it was a little ambitious for a first project (an abstract would have been a lot easier, I think). But... these landscape quilts are what always catch my eye at quilt shows and what I've been very interested in learning to make. For my first ever art quilt, I am so proud of how it turned out.
Here's some detail of my favorite part - the lumpy, interesting tree. I love all the curves and layers - it turned out exactly how I wanted it to (not usually the case for me in my artistic attempts).
Here's what it looked like at the end of class last night. I worked on it during the kids' naps today and once I got the blue background complete, the tree came together very quickly.
Session two is next week, where we'll learn how to make a quilt using a photograph as inspiration. My two worlds are beginning to crash together. Soooo exciting.
Now I just need to figure out how to quilt this baby! Hmm....................