|Ann Loveless with her prize-winning quilt|
The book is in three parts:
- Planning, designing, and preparing to make your art quilt
- A Photo Gallery of Collage Quilts
- Constructing and finishing your art quilt
Ann's own quilts help to illustrate basic concepts of color theory and color value, and she covers composition, selection of inspiration photo, and photo transfer methods. She covers fabric choices and threads, supplies, and quilting options.
Ann's approach is improvisational. She does not create patterns, but freeform cuts fabric and places her pieces. The raw edge applique is machine quilted. The result is an "impressionistic" look. She also creates "confetti" quilts with pre-fused fabrics on a fused mosaic background.
Now, for many quilters that sounds impossible. But it is how I created my Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe portrait quilts. I hand drew the face, cut out the background face fabric, and free hand cut and placed pre-fused pieces. You have to trust your instinct.
|Detail of William Shakespeare by Nancy A. Bekofske|
|from Landscape Art Quilts by Ann Loveless|
In Part Three, Ann walks you through duplicating one of her art quilts. Lake Collage, 14" x 18", is a typical Michigan view of the lake seen from a sandy lakeshore framed by trees. Photographs and text explain every step in great detail, right through making the binding and rod pocket. It is the best step-by-step guide I have seen.
I highly recommend this book for quilters who want to learn how to make landscape quilts.
I received a free ebook from the publisher in exchange for a fair and unbiased review.
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