Combine Photos to Create Quilts
Landscape quilting breaks many quilting rules and is quite liberating as a result. It’s okay to cut inaccurately, in fact, it’s often recommended. Glue sticks are used instead of pins, and the pattern is not a pattern at all, just a photo! Natalie Sewell taught me her spontaneous technique many years ago, and I haven’t stopped quilting since. She’s back to give simple techniques on Beginning Landscape Quilting Part Three on Sewing With Nancy.
After making hundreds of landscape quilts, Natalie has learned to fine-tune the process. In this series we’re focusing on specific elements within scenes. In the quilt, Prairie, you’ll see distant and close-up coneflowers. Designing a scene such as this might seem daunting, yet you’ll soon learn how you too can become a landscape quilter.
Hand dyed fabrics, permanent fabric markers, and oil pastels are the needed elements to create the majestic mountain in fabric. See how we select fabrics, cut mountain shapes, and shade with permanent markers/oil pastels.
In the Beginning Landscape Quilting book, we share quilting and finishing tips for machine basting, layering, stippling, binding, and more.
Watch Beginning Landscape Quilting (Part One, Part Two, and Part Three) on Sewing With Nancy online.
Now that you’ve seen how easy it is to dive into landscape quilting, which season would you most like to capture in landscape quilt imagery? Leave your answer in the comment section below for a chance to win a copy of the book Beginning Landscape Quilting. One winner will be randomly selected.
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