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Creating the illusion of depth by various uses of perspective is an interesting challenge when quilting. Looking at various artworks can help us learn about how to do that and how people at various times in history used perspective.
Here are three quilts I've made in the past. What do you think they all have in common - other than I made them?
Being Autism Awareness month, I decided to play around with the animal blocks we've created especially to represent Autism Awareness. In particular our new block for 2019, The Dolphins.
The Entwined Star Pattern evokes folded ribbons wrapping around each other to create the star. Light/dark and medium value fabrics carefully arranged are an important part of creating the illusion. One of my favorites is...
I asked Linda recently what she'd been up to of late and she sent me this wonderful story explaining how she created a beautiful modern log cabin quilt from her boxes of scraps. This is so inspiring that I might just need to try it myself and definitely had to share it with you.
It was while browsing through a fabric store that Marilyn Belford stumbled upon art quilting. “It was as if I were struck by lightning,” she explains. “I loved sewing and I loved painting. The art quilt combined the two. That was all I needed. Off I went exploring this new avenue.”
Throughout its thousand-year history, stained glass has been known as colored glass outlined in black - usually leading - and found in windows of churches or other religious building. Stained Glass is still popular today and often referred to as art glass.
Have you ever made a quilt that you wish had just that bit more... it isn't doing it for you or you feel something is missing? I think every quilter has at least one quilt like that. So what do you do about it? Here's an idea that might shock you. How about adding a Ghost Image? No not an image of a ghost, but rather an impression of some object.
In this the first Abstract Art class I wrote, the exploration covers the work of female abstract artists. Women were really in the lead when it came to the development of abstract art...you will learn about the many wonderful women artists that the critics of the time completely overlooked.
Have you ever thought of making a modern quilt like this?