Quilting from a Photo

Version 2

Create a landscape quilt from a photo.  Learn how to trace a photo and convert to an appliqué pattern.  We will be choosing fabrics that resemble and/or enhance the colors in the photo.  We will also create fine details and depth using paints.  I will be teaching you how to see different colors and hues in photos to trace, create a pattern for raw-edged appliqué, and mix paints to create the exact color you desire.

Skill Level:  Beginner with some Quilting Experience

Length of Class:  6 hours

Instructor Cost:  See workshop details and fees

No kit fee required

Provided by Pam to share:

  • Photo and take-home directions
  • Acrylic paints:  Titanium White, Cadmium Yellow Deep Hue, Cadmium Red Deep Hue, UltraMarine Blue
  • Paper Towels
  • Cups filled with water to clean brushes
  • Pallet to mix paints in
  • Vinyl place mats to protect surface while painting
  • Large cutting mats (I only have 2 to share)
  • School Glue
  • Toothpicks
  • Blue painter’s Tape
  • Freezer Paper
  • Binder Sleeve Protectors and White sheet of Paper

Required Supplies for Students to Bring:

  • Paint Brushes – Various sizes ( Flat size 10 and 8 and a fine round for thin lines)
  • Coordinating threads (I like Bottom Line or a 60wt thread)
    • Bottom Line thread can be found online at Superiorthreads.com
  • Sewing Machine in good working order
  • X-acto knife with new, sharp blade
  • Cutting mat 6″x6″ and Large
  • Small/sharp scissors to cut appliqué pieces
  • Pencil
  • Fine Tip Sharpie
  • Regular Tip Sharpie (black)
  • Light Box (optional)
  • 13″x13″ white fabric – prepared for dying (PDF) is preferred
  • 13″x13″ double sided Fusible heavy interfacing (ie: Timtex)
  • 13″x13″ Cotton Batting (I like Warm and Natural)
  • Fat 1/8th of Black Fabric (flange)
  • 1/4yd fabric for frame (border)
  • 13″x13″ fabric for backing
  • 1/4yd fabric for binding
  • 1/4yd fabric for hanging sleeve
  • Various Green and Blue fabrics with visual textures or solids (no prints or novelty).
    • Bring Light, Medium, and Darks of both colors.
    • Size:  No smaller than 10″x10″ pieces
    • If unsure of a fabric, bring it along with other choices.  I will be more than happy to help you figure out which one is best.