Art quilts are so liberating! There is no precise template so I can do whatever I like. For this 'little ship' project I used my Art Quilter frame just like an easel. I loaded the 4 foot frame with some left over fleece which serves as the wadding and backing and two shades of blue fabric joined horizontally to create sea and sky. This was my 'canvas'.
First, I created some texture using this # 807 Seashell from the Rainbows Range of Superior Threads. We call this one of the magic threads as it has so many uses.
Here it serves perfectly as both waves and clouds.
Then I glued the pieces of the little ship directly onto the textured canvas...
The raw edge appliqué technique makes this a simple 'cut and paste job.
This Appliglue is ideal, it dries soft and clear and can be sewn over.
With the ship in place, I changed the thread to a red So Fine and stitched the details,
...adding window panes and bunting flags. I'll probably add some buttons later but I was pleased with how quick and fun this Dunkirk 'little ship' project came together.