How to Make a Garden of Eden Art Quilt
Keep the stitching to a minimum by fusing fabrics in this masterpiece for your wall.
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Cut Out Leaves of Grass
Cut out a 10-by-10-inch square of fabric from the green/yellow section of the rich rainbow fabric for the leaves of the grass. Using a decorative blade in the rotary cutter for added interest, free-cut the green/yellow fabric on the bias into leaves of grass measuring about 1/2-inch wide and tapering to a point. Cutting the fabric on the bias will allow it to curve as it's fused. Place a grass leaf vertically on top of the ground fabric, glue side down.
Fuse the Grass Leaves
Place the iron on the wide end of the leaf and use it as an anchor as you iron up the leaf. Curve the leaf as you iron. Fuse-tack the remaining grass leaves to the ground fabric.
Add a Flower
Draw a large daisy-like flower with a fine-point marker or lead pencil on a piece of release paper. Place the drawing, ink side down, on the glue side of the fabric chosen for the daisy. Fuse-tack into place. After the fabric cools, remove the release paper from the fabric. The ink from the marker will have transferred to the glue on the fabric. Cut out the daisy just inside the black line of the marker with scissors. Place the daisy on the quilt top and fuse-tack it into place.
Layer color tones on muslin to create lively squares on a child's quilt.