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.
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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I really love your viking quilt. And I can spot a real Norwegian viking on that ship. Great.
Your Viking art quilt is brilliant! Love the hills and the water too!
Wow!! Amazing quilt Caroline!
lovely art quilt Caroline!
Great art quilt. I think I might have to check out the Craftsy class.
Amazing job with your viking art quilt. So much detail! How long did it take you to make?