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Fabulous Facades--Create Breathtaking Quilts with Fused Fabric


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Introduction How To Use This Book Design Old Buildings New Buildings Choosing Your Facade Elements of Design Line Shape Texture Using the Elements of Design Editing Exaggeration Unity and Harmony Repetition Balance Focal Point Movement Contrast Finding an Image Cropping Backgrounds Scale Light and Shadows Color Color and Culture The Art of Color Color Combinations The Color Wheel Color Schemes Color Balance Working with the Original Color Scheme Color and Perspective Fabric Dark Fabrics for the Base Fabrics for Walls Fabrics for Trims Fabrics for Glass Fabrics for Sky Fabrics for Foreground and Water Overpainting Commercial Fabrics Creating Textured Fabrics Steps to Prevent Fraying Creating the Pattern Drawing the Design Using Perspective Photocopying and Using Your Computer Photocopying and Tracing Using Apps Construction Preparing Freezer-paper Patterns for Bases Basic Construction Information Seaside Cottage Multiple Buildings Special Features Stone Walls Windows Wrought Iron Backgrounds and Foregrounds BackgroundSky Commercial Sky Fabric Painted Sky Collage Sky One Piece of Fabric Sky BackgroundForest Printed Fabric Forest Abstract Forest Foreground Paved Footpath Water Doorways Design Preparation Construction Special Doorways Skyscrapers Other FacadesBoats and Cars Finishing Faced Edges Projects Old Doorway Italian Village Campervan About the Author

About the Author

Gloria Loughman's vivid landscape quilts depicting the Australian bush have won major awards internationally. She teaches quilting both in Australia and overseas. Her most recent body of work has been based on architecture. Gloria lives in Victoria, Australia.


Subtitled 'Create Breathtaking Results With Fused Fabric', this book shows you how to take photos of facades and make quilts. It includes Design, Color (retained American spelling), Fabric, Creating a Pattern, Construction, Putting It Together, Finishing and Projects as well as a gallery of work. The book deals with a theme - the theme of facades - architecture, doors, buildings, skyscrapers, shape. Gloria explains how the technique can be applied to other subjects. All patterns are available as a download.

Looking at Gloria's photos and finished quilts is very inspiring. Other artists work is included too. There are many examples of buildings from around the world. A detailed account is given of the method and techniques used. This is a fabulous addition to Gloria's already published books. It gives practical information that is easy to follow accompanied by fabulous photos. Very inspiring use of photos to art quilts.

-- Karen Platt * *

January 2018

Gloria Loughman began making large landscape quilts of the Australian bush after completing her studies in art and design in 1996. In Fabulous Facades, she explores how to create graphic quilts that resemble woodblocks and linocuts in a change of direction inspired by her daughter's study of architecture and her husband's photos of buildings. Each main shape is outlined with fine dark lines adding strength to the composition in a series of projects that include doorways, skyscrapers and even a cargo ship and camper van. As a trained secondary school teacher, Gloria is adept at making the process of design and construction easy to understand. She talks of design elements, colour balance, choice of fabrics and how to create texture and layers in a way that is straightforward and enthusiastic. The idea is to get you to a place in which you can dig out photos of favourite places and create your own unique design using her tried and tested methods. This informative book will inspire fans of travel and architecture.

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