Discover how to transform ordinary premade fabric panels and thread into one-of-a-kind art quilts!
In Creating Art Quilts with Panels, award-winning quilter and fiber artist Joyce Hughes reveals her creative methods for creating stunning pictorial quilts. Discover how to make your quilt pop and explore endless options for creativity with free-motion quilting, thread painting, trapunto, overlay, three-dimensional effects, machine techniques, raw edge applique, and a variety of embellishments.
In this book Joyce shows you how to take an ordinary fabric panel and turn it into a beautiful work of art. Learn how to make gorgeous seasonal panels, beautiful florals, and magnificent panel replicas.
From simple beading to more advanced three-dimensional pieces, Joyce presents her techniques clearly and concisely with detailed photographs in a step-by-step format.
Sure to please both traditional and contemporary artists alike, Creating Art Quilts with Panels also features a photographic gallery of inspirational art quilt masterpieces.
New panels are designed every year, so try the ideas and techniques in this book on ones that are similar to those featured inside or, even better, mix it up to make something new and different. Create your own piece of art!