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Show 1706 - Textural Backgrounds, Appliqué on Silk & Straight-Line Quilting

Featuring: Andrea Brokenshire / Melody Crust

Posts On: September 13, 2015


Art Quilter Andrea Brokenshire’s style when she started quilting is radically different from what she currently produces. A debilitating illness changed the course of her quilt journey, moving it from hand appliqué and quilting onto other pathways. She now works with more contemporary looks, and favors a confetti technique she developed, along with the use of silks for appliqué pieces. Her inspiration comes from Monet’s garden paintings. Her confetti backgrounds are created with batik snippets that are haphazardly sprinkled on a matching background, which are then stitched down randomly, creating a dimensional texture. She also demonstrates tricks for mastering appliqué with slippery silk charmeuse. Artist Melody Crust then offers tips for perfect straight-line quilting, which can be used to enhance both contemporary and traditional quilts.

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Andrea Brokenshire (AMB Fiber Art and Design)

Melody Crust

From Chapter One

Andrea Brokenshire shares how to apply hand and traditional stitching when creating her wonderful masterpiece quilts.

From Chapter Two 

Andrea discusses what inspires her, and she makes cuts, cuts, and more cuts to create her "confetting technique." She uses this technique for backgrounds using Mistyfuse and Goddess Sheets.

From Chapter Three 

Andrea then takes her silk charmeuse to the next level with a little paint, Mistyfuse and Quilters Select Appli-Web.

From Chapter Four 

Follow along as Melody Crust shows us the beauty of applying her straight and curved line approach to quilting. You will find all of this in her book Stitching Through the Layers. Melody demonstrates her approach with her thread choices of Superior Threads MasterPiece and Superior Threads Razzle Dazzle in the bobbin approach.

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