Combine fabrics and fabric painting to create a unique and distinctive look to your quilts with award-winning quilt artist Helen Godden.
Instructions and digital pattern included for Helen’s workshop on creating the Kangaroo Paw flower appliqué design
Learn how to add fabric paints to your work to create the look of appliqué
Helen takes you through all the steps for how she creates the appliqué and fabric painting, from tracing the design onto background fabric, through to free-motion stitching the appliqué and finishing off your work with some fun machine quilting ideas
Included is a gallery of Helen’s other works with some award-winning masterpieces on display to inspire your quilt art journey
Workshop notes take you through all the steps demonstrated in the class
Use what you’ve learnt and apply it to any number of appliqué quilt or art quilt projects
A great workshop for intermediate-level quilters with some appliqué experience and confidence with free-motion machine sewing
Chapter 1: Meet Helen Godden (2 min)
Meet award-winning quilt artist and teacher Helen Godden as she introduces you to the techniques you’ll be learning in the lesson.
Chapter 2: Preparing the appliqué (9 min)
To get started Helen shows you how to trace your appliqué design onto the background fabric and cutting your appliqué pieces and placing them on the background.
Chapter 3: Painting the design (12 min)
Before you start stitching, Helen shows you how to add the extra detail with fabric painting.
Chapter 4: Stitching the appliqué and quilting (20 min)
Helen shows you how to stitching the appliqué and painted parts and she shares some fun free-motion machine quilting designs you can use to finish your work.
Chapter 5: Show and tell with Helen (8 min)
View a gallery of Helen’s other work with some stunning examples of Helen’s appliqué and painting work.