I am almost finished another new art quilt. However, this one is a beachside scene. I have never really done a scene with a surf. I would appreciate any tips as regards the multicolours needed to make it appear real and also the possible quilting styles that I could use. Should I use a multicoloured fabric or use multiple strips of various colours. I'm stumped at the mmoment.
I think I'd mix a small multi-colored print with some solid strips. As for colors, I'd use various blues but more seafoam and even light aqua I'm not sure how you're assembling your quilt but I'd keep the darker shades toward the deeper water and maybe include some white at the wave-tops, it might add to the real-ness (I made that word up).
Have fun. Be sure to post your finished art quilt!
I have been playing with it all afternoon. I think the best is to use one piece of fabric. The piece that I have is seafoam and multicoloured. Trying to get the placement of all the little pieces I have is mind blowing. I need to take a class in this sort of thing.The results of the whole piece can be ruined by something such as this.
Thanks for the input. i will do as you suggest and just add a bit of white for the foam.
Leilani, I have seen some of your art quilts, when you have posted them in the gallery, and I just checked out your gallery and they are amazing. I look forward to seeing what you will do with this one.
Leilani, love each of your art quilts in your gallery here. You do wonderful work. I'm taking a class on Craftsy & have purchased a couple of books on art quilts . I want to do one of my granddaughter but I'm still in the planning stages! I hope mine are as nice as yours.
Leilani, WOW, your quilts are amazing, I've never done and art quilt but after seeing yours I may have to give one a try. I don't have an answer for you , on your question though ,So good luck ,I look forward to seeing this quilt as well . Barbara
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Leilani...You could TEACH a class in art quilting. It amazes me to see you say you need to take one!
One way I have found to add a subtle hint of color is to use fine nylone net as an overlay. If you go to my gallery and look att he fairy quilt you can get an idea of how I do it. The fairy was too bright for a moonlit night so I used a navy blue netting over her to make her look more like it was a night scene. For your foam, you could try using bits of magenta, puple and peach to bring in those hints sunlight. ....?? It's a thought anyway. Good Luck.
Quilters are people who strip so they won't go topless.
Have you ever used fabric painting to enhance a piece of fabric. Lends itself well to art quilts when you have an almost perfect piece of fabric but would like some highlights. All your art quilts are wonderful. I'm sure this will be just perfect when you're done.