Forest Deep

forest deep
In this one day class we will be exploring achieving perspective with layering, fabric choices and background, mid-ground and foreground. We will play with tulle, machine appliqué, using steam a seam Lite, free motion quilting, and thread painting if desired. Though we will be using mostly cotton fabrics, organza will also be used, as well as tulle. It is possible to complete a layered forest scene.
Cost of Course
Kit Fee
Course Type
Course Time
Friday morning, 9 am to 12 pm
Friday afternoon, 1 pm to 4 pm
List of materials
1. 1 piece of light blue fine tulle, wedding veil weight. 24x24”
2. 1 piece Heavy Duty Tearaway stabilizer for path and large tree trunks to do free motion, 10 by14
3. 1 piece of batting, Hobbs or Warm and Natural 80/20, 24x24 in
4. Backing of choice, 24x24 in
5. 1 piece sky fabric, hand dye or batik in light blue, 8 by 16in wide
6. 1 piece of ground foreground in variegated greens to emulate forest floor 10 by 16in
7. 1 piece of med/dark green for the border, width of fabric by 10 in. Or 4-3in by 22in from a fat ¼
8. 1 piece of variegated greens for the foreground tree branches, be aware of scale as these trees are larger than the floor variegation and the background trees, so the colour should either stand out more in colour or intensity or scale, one fat 1/4
9. 1 piece plain med green batik or hand dye, plain, for background, mid/ground trees, 10 by 10in
10. 1 piece very light green organza for background tree branches, 6 by 6 in
11. 1 piece med or light med green organza for the background tree branches, 2-6x 6in or 1-6x12in
12. 1 piece 4inx14in, light or med/light grey for background tree trunks,4inx14in
13. 1 piece med/dark brown for foreground tree trunk 1 1/2inx16in
14. 1 piece dark brown for foreground tree trunk, 1 1/2x16in
15. Steam a seam Lite to go behind all tree branches and trunks, except organza and path, 3 sheets
16. Brown pebbly or variegated to look like dirt for path 6 by 12in long
17. Additional scraps of green for vegetation along path or under trees
18. Assorted threads in cotton or cotton/poly or poly to match all the fabrics to stitch them on
19. Normal supplies required for quilting, cutting board, rotary cutter, sharp paper and cloth scissors with pointed ends, pins etc.
20. Machine in good working order capable of free motion quilting with foot, regular sewing foot, and accompanying machine parts you may need
21. Machine manual
22. 90/14 machine needle in topstitch or universal, a non stick needle is great for sewing with steam a seam, available at our local quilt shops