Both are very nice.
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Okay. I've gotta learn how to do that fractured look. Gorgeous!
Oh, wow, I just LOVE your landscape quilt. Gorgeous. Was it difficult? I know you mentioned that you made this in a class, but did you use a certain book or pattern? I'm very intrigued with landscape quilts and there are various ways to create them.
For the second one, did you stack two layers of fabric together, cut them, and place them side by side for that effect? That is too cool! :)
The first landscape was almost like paint by number. The pattern had all of the shapes and I just traced them onto freezer paper, ironed the freezer paper onto the fabric. Cut out the shapes and wonder undered them onto my landscape. Then you just machine sew around all the applique pieces and leave them all rough edge. It's not likely that you would wash something like this. The hardest part of the whole deal is picking out your fabrics. That took some trial and error, but if you don't like something you can just pull it off before you sew it down.
The fractured project is a technique that looks a lot harder than it really is, it's very easy and fun.
You need 4 exact repeats. You can make them any size, as long as it's divisible by 1.5. Mine is 7inches. You cut the first panel in 1 1/2 in. strips. Label these A. Your second panel you cut 3/4 in strip , discard this piece. Cut rest of panel 1 1/2 in strips. You will have 3/4in left at end, discard this piece. Mark these strips B. When you pick up you strips from the cutting board, pick up from left to right and stacking the left ontop of right.
Take your first A strip and sew to first B strip, with A opening to the left, now sew your next A strip onto your piece followed by a B strip. Use a 1/8 in. seam allowance, this is important. Sew them on one at a time, no strip piecing can be used in this project. Continue until all your strips are sewn together. You can now see your fracture beginning. Sometimes you may want to stop at this point, if the effect is what you want. This is called fractured once. You use two panels to get this effect.
But, we are fracturing twice, so you will do the same technique to your two remaining panels. Now you have two panels from the 4 that you began with, iron one panel with seam allowance going one way and the other panel going the opposite way.
Step 2 Now we will fracture twice. We will be cutting our panels in the opposite direction now, exactly as we did above but cutting across the strips that we have sewn together. Sew them back together in the same manner . Having labled them A and B , using a 1/8 in seam allowance. Discarding the first 3/4 in. cut from the second panel.
Now at the end your four panels have become one. This is called fracturing something twice. If you have questions, PM me and I'll be glad to help. It's pretty easy. Give it a try.
I like both of your wallhangings. And thanks for sharing how to do the fractured quilt...now that's on my "to do" list!! *giggle*
I love how you explained the landscape quilt to. That, too, is on my list. THANKS!!! :lol: