For Throwback Thursday and with it being fall, I'm sharing two mini quilts made while working through the exercises from the book, both measuring 9" x 12".
In the first one, I remember us covering freehand curved piecing and flange insertion.
|Leaves II art quilt|
Here you can see the green flange added and the curved piecing.
I was trying to show perspective by adding the shadow below the leaf, but when in nature have you seen a perfectly flat leaf with its perfect shadow.
I had just learned to pebble quilt and I was brave enough to add the swirly feathers to portray the wind on breezy fall day. Straight lines were added to the top and bottom borders.
I probably should review the book again.
|Art Quilt Workbook by Jane Dávila and Elin Waterston|
On the second mini quilt, it contains 'found objects'. The square ceramic buttons were purchased at a street festival. They may be a little chunky for this piece, but I used the square shape and extended it into the quarter log cabin blocks.
One chapter covered border options and I extended the log cabin block out into the border. I repeated the leaf theme of the buttons in to the border by quilting continuous leaves all around. I quilted just straight lines in the log cabin blocks not necessarily following a particular path.
And one more with the birdhouse made from a gourd hanging from the tree.
Now head on over to A Quarter Inch from the Edge to see other makes from the quilty past.