My friend Sue Bleiweiss has a new book, Colorful Fabric Collage! I’ve knows Sue for several years and always admire her art. I especially love the collage quilts that she has been making the past few years. They are vibrant and happy and I especially love her cityscapes like this one called It’s Laundry Day.
Now we can all make our own fabric collage quilts and Sue’s book provides every detail of how she does it. She covers developing design ideas, dyeing your fabric, fusing the collage, quilting, embellishing and finishing techniques. It’s a very thorough book.
She also includes art from several other artists so you can see how other artists approach collage art and each artist shares a little about their unique approach to their art.
But that’s not all! There are 13 projects that you can make. There are table runners, art quilts, a tote bag, backpack and other projects. Something for everyone.
I decided to try out Sue’s technique on some new postcards.
I thought the lace sun printed fabrics left over from my placemats would be fun to use in this technique. This design is my interpretation of our guest house next to the pond. These will be cute gifts for our guests.
This is a simple birdhouse hanging from a branch. I think Sue’s technique is so much fun to design and make.
I did learn that the fabric choice is important and was reminded why I don’t like Kona cotton. My own hand dyed black worked best.