2 Landscapes WIP

For Wednesday WIP, I thought I would share 2 landscape backgrounds- same technique, same fabrics, but changing it up and giving each one a different “feeling.” I used scraps leftover from a previous projects for this technique.

This is just the background, a foreground will be forthcoming. I thought I would take a moment to share how easy it was (and fast) to create, with some directions for how I will finish it!

Above is step 1- I selected my fabrics, ironed fusible on the back of the fabrics, selected a base (such as fun foam, pellon, timtex, etc). I will then just put some inspiring music on and just started cutting and laying it down on the base until I’m happy. You iron it in place on the base and trim the edges.

As I mentioned above, you can change the “feel” of the piece by how you cut the fabric. The top example is more flowing, and the bottom is more choppy.

Next step will be to load some fabric onto my longarm machine- which will be the back side of the finished piece. (If I were to use my sewing machine, I would fuse a back side, then quilt it.) I would free motion quilt it, then unload. To finish the edges, you can bind it, or just satin stitch around the edges. Add embellishments such as beads, yarn, charms, ribbon, and fibers as desired. Paint to further enhance. Viola! You are finished and now have a mini quilt- larger than a postcard, but smaller than a typical quilt.

Keep watching to see how I finish the above small quilts.

Notice how I like to work on about 3 different projects all at once? I try to work on all 3 projects each day. This keeps me from getting bored- think artsy ADD. Occasionally, I will do one project, then stick with it until it is completely finished.

Enjoy your day! Regards, Carla

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