Take your quilt making to the next level, as Caroline Sharkey teaches you how you can use fabric and thread to create art quilts with the look of a painting, as you learn to create your own version of her quilt pattern, The Cliff’s Edge Wallhanging
Includes instructions for making your own version of Caroline’s quilt design
Follow along with Caroline as she shows you how to create each part of the quilt
Learn how to make your own fabrics with texture and dimension using different fabrics, thread and textile offcuts
The fabric collage making technique is used to make most of the components for this quilt, but you can use this technique for any number of quilt projects
Build the tree and root system with threads and stitching
Once all your pieces are made, Caroline shows you how to finish off your landscape design
Instructions guide you through all the steps for making your version of the quilt, from the fabric making to completion
A great class for intermediate-level quilters looking to explore the world of creating art quilts
Chapter 1: Meet Caroline Sharkey- textile artist (3 min)
Meet textile artist Caroline Sharkey as she shares her quilting journey and introduces you to the art quilt you’ll be learning to make and the techniques you’ll be using to create it.
Chapter 2: Creating the lower landscape background (18 min)
Caroline shows you how to create the part of the background to create the ground, using a collage of different fabrics and textile fibers on stabiliser and stitching them down.
Chapter 3: Creating a stunning blue sky (7 min)
Then Caroline shows you how to use the same technique of fabric collage and stitching to create the piece of fabric for the sky.
Chapter 4: Building the tree from roots to foliage (8 min)
Caroline then shows you how to make the foliage for the tree by making your own fabric with a slight variation to the same fabric collage and stitching technique and then creating the tree trunk and root system.
Chapter 5: Bringing it all together – a piece of art! (11 min)
Once all your components are made, Caroline shows you how to assemble them to create your finished landscape quilt.
Chapter 6: Caroline’s colourful gallery (7 min)
Then explore a gallery of Caroline’s other works using the same techniques to inspire you to make your own, unique art quilts.