Collage quilts are a great outlet to get creative with your quilts.
Decide on a design, draw one, or use a collage quilt pattern such as the fabulous ones by Laura Heine. and BJ Designs.
Its also a great way to try some new bold fabrics that you may have not used in your quilts before. Fabrics by Tula Pink, Anna Maria Horner, Kaffe Fassett, Phillip Jacobs, etc. are wonderful choices to begin with.
Whisperlite is fantastic as the base to build your collage design on. It's a lighter weight alternative than voile or muslin.
It won't add extra bulk or weight to your collage plus it trims away clean and easy.
Here's how you do it...
Simply cut a piece of Whisperlite tracer/foundation slightly larger than your collage drawing.
Tape the Whisperlite over your drawing and trace your design onto the Whisperlite with a #2 pencil or washout marker.
|Collage quilts using Whisperlite foundation by Thistledown and Company|
Build your fabric collage onto the Whisperlite foundation.
Whisperlite is not a fusible product.
You will add a lightweight fusible web of your choice to the wrong side of your chosen fabrics.
Fussy cut the shapes desired from your prepared fusible fabric pieces.
Place them on your drawn design and fill the shapes in with your fussy cut pieces of fabric. When the design is filled in fuse the fabrics to the Whisperlite foundation.
Then simply trim away the extra Whisperlite from the outside edges. Now your collage is ready to place onto your background fabric.
Go have some fun.