Mosaic Art Quilt with Chris Eichner



Create a beautiful mosaic art quilt using tiny pieces of shredded fabric cut with a rotary blade and placed according to your photo; the simpler the scene the better. Quilting (free motion) thru all 3 layers will be done to hold in place and then embellished with embroidery threads for added dimension and texture if time allows.




Supply List

-Rotary cutting mat 12 x12 or larger; the rotary mat which spins around is very helpful when cutting
-rotary cutter, new blade essential
-straight pins, 100 or more
-small piece of poster board (5×7) to scrape the shredded fabrics off the mat into baggie
-small box of zip lock bags for various color value fabrics scraps
-1 yard black tulle netting
-FABRIC; Batiks are best; assorted fabrics representing your chosen landscape, if doing a spring with flowers then choose appropriate colors ; bright colors are better since they are covered with tulle netting. Muted colors or matte will disappear under the tulle ; Vivid shades of green, yellow orange, red, purple blue are a few suggestions, make sure you have at least 2 color values of each fabric. I prefer batik since both sides can be used and sometimes give you the color value change needed for shading and highlighting. ; Brown or off white/gray for trees 3 different values of color
-Tulle netting (fine net) light weight, black or dark green
-THREAD; smoke mono-filament  thread for bobbin and quilting over the tulle or  thread 50 or 60 weight 100 % cotton thread like Mettler or Aurifil. This is used to quilt the sandwich thru all layers holding the tiny shredded pieces of fabric in place. ; 2 values of color for trees complementing your fabric for contrast ; to highlight trees on one side: white rayon or polyester sheen thread ; dark brown for the darker side of tree ; various threads for thread painting which complement and contrast your landscape for added embellishment either 40 weight rayon machine embroidery,  polyester or (50-60) weight cotton
-Sewing machine be able to drop feed
-free motion foot; spring loaded for thread painting


Homework

-top layer of fabric cut to 18 x22 inches, batik unreadable print or cotton unreadable print
thin batting cut to size 18x 22
-backing plain muslin or colored fabric cut to size 22 x26
-fuse the 3 layers with 505 spray adhesive to make a quilt sandwich
-When choosing your landscape pix please keep it very simple forest, larger trees,  few ground flowers nothing complicated. If you like you may use my scene which I acquired from copyright free photos



~ This technique originated with Noriko Endo confetti quilting. ~


Questions? Please call Chris Eichner at 828-421-6562.


                                                                                                                                       





Instructor: Chris Eichner
Instructor Bio: Chris Eichner
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