Create the optical illusion of leaves floating with shadows for a quilt.
Tags:How to Make a Quilt,alex anderson,creative quilt ideas,hgtv,how to make a leaf shadow quilts,how to make quilts,quilt make tips,simply quilts
Grab video code:
Female: Coline, you have expensive taste. Well you brought some of these fabulous quilts with you today that I like to spend some time on. The first ones called Botanica. It’s incredible. Now how did you do this? Coline: Well it’s the same process that I used for Botanically Correct, but on a larger scale. But just like Botanically Correct, all those leaves are true life leaves that I used. Including that really large one in the middle. Female: You're kidding me, where did you get that leaf? Coline: Out of my yard. Female: Well that’s what rain brings. Coline: That’s right. Female: That’s a real leaf. I thought it was maybe something that you faked cut out or something like that. Coline: No, and I'm sorry I can't remember the Latin name for it and I don’t know if it has a common name. My kids call it the Elephant Ear. Female: It’s hard at home for everyone to appreciate how large this quilt is, this is a very large quilt. Coline: And that's a small leaf of that plant. Female: Really? Coline: It get about 6 feet tall. Female: Wow. And now we can look at Eclipse. Tell us about this quilt please. Coline: Eclipse is again a discharge to quilt. And I was trying to capture kind of the movement of the planets around each other. And dance of the celestial spheres. Female: And how long have you been planning with this process? Coline: About 6 years. Female: 6 years? Coline: 7 years. Female: Do you feel like you're just beginning with it and there is so much more you can do? Coline: I can think of a million things to do. Female: Oh man. Now Solar Energy. Tell us about this please. Coline: That was a quilt that is in Quilt National, so I'm really proud of that. And it’s the same kind of a process of discharging. I added paper piece bordering. Female: Now those are plaids, and I guess plaids would work because it essentially a plaid is a two sided fabric also. Coline: Just make sure that it is and that it’s not a printed plaid. Female: That’s very subtle. Very subtle, but it’s there. And then Emerald City. Coline: Emerald City is where I pieced my shadows in rather than discharging them. So I used all kinds of techniques to create some depth in quilting. Female: Well I would think with the discharge way, it would almost be easier than piecing that in, isn't it? Coline: Oh, that’s a piece of cake. This quilt. Female: Really? Coline: Yeah. Female: Oh man. Thank you so much for coming Coline
On HGTV you'll find ideas and inspiration to transform your space, and the experts that will help you to accomplish it. Of course, sometimes you'd rather dream than do. That's when you can join us for a peek into extraordinary homes around the world