Bike Race Breck Quilt

Posted by Artquilts on July - 25 - 2015

I thought you might find it interesting to see how I design an art quilt.

I use ridged insulation board covered with white flannel fabric as my design wall.  This works great because I can stick the fabric on the wall with a pin and later iron it in place.  First I put up a piece of cotton as the base, this is to give the fused fabric something to stick to.  I use Wonder Under 805 as my fusible web, I take off the paper before I fuse it to the fabric and use Teflon sheets to protect my iron and ironing surface.  I want to make sure I’ve got the web on the edges of the motif that I’m cutting, that prevents fraying.

With my design wall I can move items around and/or leave it up for a few days to see if I like it.  This was part of my process for this quilt:

The racers

The racers # 1

I made a foam stamp of a bicycle racer and stamped it on a piece of painted fabric.  The upper part of the quilt I had already completed with painting and markers.  The crowd was some commercial fabric that I was excited to be able to finally use.  In this case I used a leftover piece of fabric that had been used to clean up after painting for my base.

 

Bike Racer stamp

Bike Racer stamp

 

Here’s a close up of the bike racer stamp.  This was done with the “fun foam”.

I take pictures as I go along.  I seems like I see better through the camera lens.

Bike Race Breck # 2

Bike Race Breck # 2

Bike Race # 3

Bike Race # 3

Bike Race # 4

Bike Race # 4

Bike Race Breck

Bike Race Breck