Trying To Become An "Art Quilter"

I have started an idea book to start collecting and trying out ideas for art quilts. I am a good traditional quilter, but art quilts are a stretch for me. This is the cover of my idea book. It is made of paper not fabric. It is stamped with stamps. One of my themes will be leaves. I figured I could try colors and composition out in paper and then go on to fabric. What do you think?

I am going to try to do ideas in series. I am trying ideas from Contemporary Quilts: Design, Surface and Stitch by Sandra Meech.

Quilters yearning to extend their creativity and take their work to a higher level will find exactly what they’re looking for in this refreshing guide. With more than 200 illustrations, plus the author’s unique “Design Classes” and “Artist’s Hints” in every chapter, it offers a fresh approach to the craft. The aim is to help those who know the basics to break away from the traditional block or prescribed pattern and build something original. A review of design and color principles shows how to find sources of inspiration and develop a theme. Quilters will also learn how to experiment on paper and cloth, use new stitching, and add embellishments. The templates and creative exercises will prove valuable again and again. I really like this text better than the sequel that just came out: "Creative Quilts" by the same author.


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