Art quilts are made just for the love of quilt making. An art quilt can be any combination of quilt piecing, appliqué, fabric painting, collage, and more! They can be any size too – from the size of a postcard to enough to fill a wall! After making a few Firecracker Flower art quilts, I watched this Craftsy course about making pictorial art quilts for the second time and set out to make another one based one one of my favorite Russian paintings.
My quilt (that I’m calling ‘The Viking’) was inspired by this painting by one of my Nicholas Roerich. I started out by making a sketch on a large piece of paper and I simplified it by only drawing the main parts… one ship, one Viking, a few birds, and fewer mountains and buildings.
Then I pieced it all together with Wendy Butler Burns’ glue basting technique. I had fun quilting it and adding little bits of embellishment.
And I must admit that my favorite part is this corner with the green mountains and three buildings. It’s hard to see, but I stitched three glass beads on them.
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