Today I am teaching a class called Object Lesson. Students learn to make several collages with fused fabrics like those above in Betty's Bloomers #5. Woven and bias fused collages are some of the basic collages we cover plus other exotic collages like lace, fractured, and patterned.
The collages are cut into the shapes of our "object" and then we free-cut all those details that make the composition work. By the end of the day the happy students have a quilt top of their own composition full of texture and pattern. And I have seen lots of beautiful work made right before my eyes!