Have you always loved the look of art quilts but don’t know where to get started? Join with quilt artist and teacher Caroline Sharkey as she shows you how to create your own textured fabrics to make your own version of her Desert Landscape quilt.
Instructions included with your online class
Full materials list included in instructions
Caroline shows you how to create your own unique piece of fabric from using lots of scraps of different types of fabrics and textile fibres including yarn and thread
You’ll learn how to create your own desert landscape quilt by combining your textured fabric to other fabrics and embellishing with machine stitched decorative designs
Caroline shows you how to finish your art quilt with free-motion machine quilting to enhance the desert landscape design
Detailed step-by-step instructions and colour photographs take you through all the steps for creating your own desert landscape art quilt, from cutting your fabrics through to quilting
A great class for intermediate-level quilters looking to expand their skills into art quilting
Chapter 1: Meet Caroline Sharkey (2 min)
Meet quilt artist and teacher Caroline Sharkey as she shares her journey in art quilting and textile arts and shows you the desert scape you’ll be learning to make.
Chapter 2: Prepare the plain fabric panels (2 min)
Caroline shows you how to prepare the plain fabric panels and how to choose fabrics for your panels to replicate the desert sand.
Chapter 3: Make the decorative panel (17 min)
Using a variety of different fabrics cut into confetti-sized pieces, Caroline shows you how to create a decorative panel by creating your own fabric from a range of different fabrics and textile fibres collaged to create a single piece of fabric with texture.
Chapter 4: Join the panels (5 min)
Once your panels are ready, Caroline shows you how to stitch them together to create the finished landscape panel.
Chapter 5: Make the black and white decorations (7 min)
Caroline shows you how to free-motion stitch the black and white decorative pieces to add to your finished design.
Chapter 6: Quilting (7 min)
Once your top is finished, Caroline shows you how to finish your art quilt with free-motion machine quilting to enhance and add dimension to the finished desert landscape design.
Chapter 7: Show and tell with Caroline (9 min)
Be inspired by a gallery of Caroline’s other spectacular art quilts and textile art pieces showcasing the techniques she has demonstrated.