I never appreciated before how much easier it is to make an art quilt when the design is already done. I didn't have to spend time on sketching to decide on the design, I just had to pull out my drawing and have it enlarged to my desired finished size, which was about 18" x 22". I also knew already what colors the various design elements were going to be, so there was nothing to figure out there either. This art quilt is made from 90% black and white fabrics and 10% gold toned fabrics. I rummaged through my fabric stash bins and found almost all of the original fabrics that I had used previously. I show the fabrics I pulled from my stash below:
I needed to piece the black and white background first. It required a white sky, and black or black/white hills and foreground.
I cut out the various sections and glued them to a piece of white muslin. The photos below show some of this work:
Here you see me in the process of gluing a layer down:
You can see the blobs of glue on the white muslin that is the support for the background fabric.
This is the glue I am using:
I squirt the glue on a white plastic disposable plate and then use a small flat paint brush to apply it. I learned this technique from Susan Carlson. I love it and now I use glue rather than fusibles in many cases. Here is a photo of the plate and brush:
My next step is to make the buildings in the distance. That I'll save for my next post. Thanks for visiting my blog!