Collage Quilt

300+ bits of fabric and 3 sticks of washable glue = tons of fun!


A couple of weeks ago I took a collage class taught by Freddy Moran.  Freddy’s newest passion is creating collage quilts and they are really quite fantastic.  She likes to cut out huge, colorful flowers and then glue them on a black and white background.  That’s just her starting point.  Then she adds all sorts of things ranging from flower pots, leaves, curtains, windows, and more.  The end result is spectacular to see.

Before the class started, I thought I would create a collage sailboat.  So I sewed together a basic boat and came to class with a bundle of little scraps and a glue stick.

When I got to class, Freddy did a fabulous show and tell where we saw at least 10 of her most recent collage quilts.  When I saw all of those big, colorful flowers I started to think that maybe I should drop the boat idea and make a flower quilt instead.  I started thinking about how I could just buy a black and white background piece, maybe buy some fabric to make flowers, etc.

But the funny part was then Freddy told us just to use what we had on hand and make anything we wanted.  So I chuckled to myself and stayed with the boat idea.

I had a lot of fun making this.  Now I’ll need to start learning how to quilt something like this myself 🙂


19 thoughts on “Collage Quilt

    1. Thanks Lisa – I got such a kick out of making this quilt. I never thought I would glue a quilt together – but now that I have, I can’t wait to do another one!!

    1. Thanks Karen! It was a really fun class. I was glad I had so many scraps to play with. The boat is with my quilter now so I can’t wait to see how it turns out. 🙂

  1. I just googled her work. How spectacular! Sounds like a fun class to have been in. I love your boat and even with all the novelty prints in there I like how the main colours still stand out.

    1. Thanks Joanna! Freddy has been my quilting teacher for 8-9 years. She is fantastic and her work is tremendously fun 🙂 I am looking forward to making another collage quilt – they are such a hoot to make 🙂

    1. Hi Diana! (and Rosie) Thank you for checking in! Lots of things happened over the past few months – it has been a bit crazy. I do think that losing my job was a blessing in disguise though. I have actually gotten a lot of my health back and am certainly a lot less stressed! Did you decide to do another website yet or did your bad experience scare you off for good? What projects have you been working on? Hope you had a lovely holiday!!! Linda
      ps – we are fostering two chihuahua puppies this holiday. They are about 14 weeks old and just hysterical. Our aussiedoodle spends all of his time herding them, it is super funny.

  2. I love your boat! I took a Freddy class last year and made Mt Rainier and wildflowers. So much fun, and quilting it was so much work! But I’ve made several others since and it is a kick in the pants. I love your use of colors.

    1. Thank you! Aren’t Freddy’s classes the best? I have been taking classes from her for close to 10 years and love them. Do you have a website/blog where you have pictures of your collage quilts? I’d love to take a peak!

  3. Hi!I was wondering if you still had this piece and could take a picture of it and send it to me. I am obsessed with this and can look at it for hours. I want to have it printed on a canvas it to put over my son’s crib in his nursery. If not, would it be something I can make and glue to a canvas? Never worked with fabric before, but this is great! Thanks! Hillary

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! Yes, I can take a picture of this quilt and send it to you. I am out of town right now but will be home this weekend. Also, you could easily make something like this. It’s super easy, you just need a wide variety of things to make it fun to look at. 🙂

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