Beginning Landscape Quilting—All About Trees

Landscape quilting by Natalie Sewell and Nancy Zieman, First Day of Summer by Nancy Zieman

Beginning Landscape Quilting—All About Trees

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Landscape quilting is a technique that always piques great interest on Sewing With Nancy. Many of you have embraced this art and created wall quilts, featuring the beauty of nature. Others have voiced an interest yet are hesitant to start. Taking the challenge to further streamline the process, I’ve invited my quilting buddy, Natalie Sewell, to present a series on landscape quilting from a beginner’s perspective. You can watch the first episode online.

Landscape quilting by Natalie Sewell and Nancy Zieman, First Day of Summer by Nancy ZiemanLearn to Create Dark-Shaded Trees

During the three-part series, we take a simplified approach to landscape quilting. It’s all about trees—dark-shaded trees, light-colored tress, snow-accented trees! You’ll learn to messy-cut, glue, shade, and finally stitch a tree—ta-dah, you’re a landscape quilter.

Landscape quilting by Natalie Sewell and Nancy Zieman, inspirational photoFirst we’ll show you how to create a simple fall scene. Natalie’s quilt, October Evening, features dramatic trees and simple foliage. Instead of showing you how to make this specific design, we’ll detail how to easily create trees with my raw-edge appliqué technique.

Landscape quilting by Natalie Sewell and Nancy Zieman, October Evening by Natalie SewellYou’ll learn that your quilting “pattern” is no more, no less than an inspirational photo. You’re not going to create a wall quilt that looks just like the photo, only use the photo as a guideline. Watch online as we give fabric guidelines and create this scene. Find more information on the techniques in the book Beginning Landscape Quilting.

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Landscape quilting by Natalie Sewell and Nancy Zieman, First Day of Summer by Nancy Zieman

Natalie and I enjoy sharing our landscape quilts. Windy by Natalie Sewell 19″ x 22″ shows how simple, yet effective a design can be.

Landscape quilting by Natalie Sewell and Nancy Zieman, Windy by Natalie SewellCreate Light-Colored Trees—Birch or Aspen

When you’d like to create a landscape featuring birch or aspen trees like Natalie’s design, Old Friends, some of the same designing principles apply, along with a few new tricks. In this design we’ll detail how to create depth and shape, and also how to improvise when you can’t find the exact leaf fabric.

Landscape quilting by Natalie Sewell and Nancy Zieman, Old Friends by Natalie Sewell

This inspirational photo guided Natalie on what fabrics to choose.

Landscape quilting by Natalie Sewell and Nancy Zieman, inspirational photo

I took some leeway with my quilt, Blue Birches, casting a blue hue to the birch trees.

Landscape quilting by Natalie Sewell and Nancy Zieman, Blue Birches by Nancy ZiemanCreate a Winter Landscape

Winter landscape scenes pose new design opportunities. River Birch Trees in Snow by Natalie, showcases the stark contrast between the snow and trees. We think you’ll be slightly surprised to learn all the fabric options when your inspiration comes from snow-covered ground.

Landscape quilting by Natalie Sewell and Nancy Zieman,River  Birches by Natalie Sewell

This photo “tells” you that very few fabrics are needed.

Landscape quilting by Natalie Sewell and Nancy Zieman, inspirational photo

Thank you for joining us today for the first episode of Beginning Landscape Quilting. If you’d like to rewatch this program or any recent episode, go to nancyzieman.com to watch online. 

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Landscape quilting by Natalie Sewell and Nancy Zieman, inspirational photo

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 to be considered for a copy of Beginning Landscape Quilting. One winner will be randomly selected.

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148 Comments

  • Sharon Kirby
    September 26, 2015

    So intriguing to try. Nature is always the best subject matter for all art. This is definitely on my list to try.

  • Katie Trunzo
    September 26, 2015

    I love the Fall and Winter landscapes . . . have really wanted to try my hand at creating either type of landscape. Watching the video gives encouragement to try soon. Of course having the book would also of great benefit. 😉

  • Elaine Huntsinger
    September 26, 2015

    Wow! I’d love to do a “fall” quilt. All look like fun.

  • Ada Shepherd
    September 26, 2015

    I would make a fall scene for my sister. She lives in Florida but misses the wonderful autumn colors that we grew up with in Ohio.

  • Lynne
    September 26, 2015

    I’ve wanted to do a fall scene, but didn’t know how to start. Would love to have the book.

  • Cyndi
    September 26, 2015

    What a fabulous book!! My husband has taken some wonderful pictures of the aspen trees in Northern Arizona and this book would help me take those pictures and make him a quilt. Thank you for the giveaway!

  • BevM
    September 26, 2015

    We have 80 wooded acres, and I have been taking seasonal photos. I am drawn to winter paintings, but I would prefer autumn for a cloth landscape quilt.

  • Susan Kessler
    September 26, 2015

    We have a home on Mascoma Lake in NH. The first time we saw it was during the fall. The lake was surrounded with reds, yellows, oranges, and some greens and browns. I fell in love with the area and have spent many wonderful days there. The other seasons are beautiful as well, but autumn at Mascoma Lake is amazing. I have wanted to try landscape quilts for some time. My first try will definitely be inspired by autumn at the lake. Then, I’d like to do one for each of the other seasons at the lake.

  • Susan Armstrong
    September 26, 2015

    A fall scene would be my choice, as our daughter got married in the Rocky Mtn. National Park in fall, I would like to make a quilt commemorating that event.

  • Bonnie Switzer
    September 26, 2015

    I would love to do a winter scene of the area around my home. We live in the woods in the middle of Michigan. Winter here is cold and snowy, but the view is magnificent.

  • judy Hoffman
    September 26, 2015

    Took yours and Natalie’s class many years ago; I’d like a refresher. Love the woods and tree lines;especially Birch Trees.

  • Lisa Richardson
    September 26, 2015

    I would like to make a winter landscape. Living in the mountains of North Central Pennsylvania, my inspiration is my backyard!

  • Adele Swanson
    September 26, 2015

    I think I would like to make a winter landscape as that is as close as I want to come to snow. We don’t see much snow in Georgia!!

  • Yvonne
    September 26, 2015

    You are so right when you said that some of us have voiced an interest but are hesitant to start. Autumn would be my choice for my first landscape quilt! Thank you for creating this book & DVD for those of us who are very hesitant!

  • Karen Jenkins
    September 26, 2015

    I would love to an Aspen quilt. I live in CO and the Aspen are beautiful. Where I live, I don’t get to see them as they are in the higher mountains. Would be nice to see them in a quilt on our wall.

  • Sheila
    September 26, 2015

    I would create a Fall landscape as that is my favorite time of the year and the colors are so vibrant.

  • Renea
    September 26, 2015

    I would love to learn how to do this type of quilting. Thanks for the all the inspiration and a chance to win this wonderful book.

  • Carol
    September 26, 2015

    I am in awe of your landscape quilts and would love to make one (and more)! I have been sewing since I was a teenager but have never attempted anything so creative. I’m retired now and it’s time!

  • kathy
    September 26, 2015

    I would like to work with all the beautiful greys of winter

  • Kathi May
    September 26, 2015

    Would love to learn this technique! My “dream” landscape quilt is the [former] one room schoolhouse I grew up in, complete with the tree, bushes and daylillys in front of it and the “year” plaque toward the top.

  • Pat
    September 26, 2015

    I would want to capture an autumn scene. The beauty of trees changing to the glorious red, oranges and rusts of the Northern Wisconsin forests would be my goal. Thanks for the chance to win the book that would help me to realize this goal.

  • Alice
    September 26, 2015

    I’m always interested in trying something new. How fun is this? I would like to recreate the beautiful Wyoming’s fall season, maybe with the Tetons in the background.

  • Peggy W
    September 26, 2015

    This looks like a lot of fun! I would love to try a fall scene.

  • Delores Junior
    September 26, 2015

    I would love to win , would love to learn to do the summer landscape all are wonderful but the winter makes me cold lol, hope you are feeling good. I have enjoyed your shows and dvds for years . Love shopping online at your site. I can not wait for you new up coming shows I don’t miss any of them. no matter how many times I watch them I learn something new keep the dvds and shows coming. I feel like I Know you lol thanks for everything

  • Jean Near
    September 26, 2015

    It would have to be the yummy colors of Fall that I see here in the Midwest!

  • Donna Lee
    September 26, 2015

    I am so intrigued by these works of art and would love to be able to make a landscape quilt!

  • Lynette McBride
    September 26, 2015

    What a beautiful idea! I would so love to learn how to do this technique! This would just be so different from the piecing I normally do for a quilt. I’m ready to learn something new…..thank you so much for this opportunity!!

  • Lynette McBride
    September 26, 2015

    What a beautiful and creative idea! I would love to learn this technique for something fresh and new. Thank you so much for the opportunity!

  • Jamie Doman
    September 26, 2015

    Ironically, I have been inspired by a landscape picture and am just about to give it a whirl on my own. Your video and instruction couldn’t be more timely. I would love to benefit from your experience!!!.

  • Joanne Tillery
    September 26, 2015

    I would like to do a spring or summer with lush green and vibrant colors.

  • Carol Andre'
    September 26, 2015

    I would prefer summer or fall scenery. I do painting and embroidery as mixed media fabric art and this is something I would like to learn to add to my pieces. Thanks so much Nancy and Natalie. Would love to have this book.

  • PamB
    September 26, 2015

    I love the fall leaves as we don’t have that in California. I miss the midwest in the fall!

  • Valerie M
    September 26, 2015

    Creek scene

  • Ronda Halvorsen
    September 26, 2015

    Gotta say some of my fave Sewing with Nancy episodes are with the dueling Nancy’s! You both look great and are “Seamless” together…. Bet that was a fun one to work on! Definitely, will complete my collection of Landscape Quilting books and order this one soon!

  • Susan Beerstra
    September 26, 2015

    Would love to win this book to learn all there is to make a landscape quit for fall . I know this is somthing I will need to learn because I love it , they are beautiful ! Please and Thank You

  • Marie Williams
    September 26, 2015

    I’ve always liked winter in Pennsylvania. I’m going to try to make a winter scene wall hanging. I find relaxation in sewing.

  • Kathy Rutledge
    September 26, 2015

    I would choose the fall landscape. I grew up in the Midwest but now live in the desert and really miss the fall colors.

  • Delaine
    September 26, 2015

    I have always found landscape quilts fascinating and have always wanted to learn how they are made. I would make a winter landscape first because I love winter scenes. Thanks!

  • mary kukla
    September 26, 2015

    I’m drawn to the winter landscaping. You made it look so simple to do but I know it’s a lot of work. Would love to learn how to do the background stippling.

  • Pat O.
    September 26, 2015

    I’d like to try a winter scene as my first project.

  • Rhonda Torrez
    September 26, 2015

    I think I could this! Love summer tree scenes…..

  • Carol Moore
    September 26, 2015

    I would to tackle a fall quilt and use some beautiful batiks.

    Carol

  • Judy Stephens
    September 26, 2015

    I have admired landscape quilting for a long time, but was unsure of how to start. It appears this book breaks the process down into easy to master steps. If I don’t win it, I’ll have to buy it…:-)

  • Kathy NV
    September 26, 2015

    I love the colors of fall so it has to be my favorite season for landscape quilting.

  • Sandy Skaalure
    September 26, 2015

    Would love to learn how to create landscapes with quilts! I think I might start with Spring because of of all the gorgeous colors that could be brought in.

  • Sandy Skaalure
    September 26, 2015

    Would love to learn how to create landscapes with quilts! I think I might start with Spring because of all the gorgeous colors that could be brought in.

  • janet trimble
    September 26, 2015

    My inspiration for landscape quilts came from your program many years ago. I did one with icebergs, a polar bear perched on he ledge watching a whale flip into the water. Ice flows with a mother and baby polar, and waves that sparkled. As the whale breached it cascaded water upwards into the sky meeting the northern lights, with the star formations in the sky made from sequins, a different colour for each. Many items were used to portray the scene I wanted, such as dyed lace and mesh,organza,coloured threads,beads, and my icebergs looked so cool. I donated it to the Alzheimer society for their fundraising.

  • Sandy Smith
    September 26, 2015

    Living in central Florida, we don’t get a lot of color from leaves in the fall, however there are trees which have beautiful hues of yellow and gold buds and flowers that bloom in the fall months. I’d love to be able to capture them in a landscape quilt!

  • Jackie Taxter
    September 26, 2015

    Fall is also my favorite season. The book would be a big help. Thank you for all you do.

  • Jacqui
    September 26, 2015

    I have wanted to do landscape quilting for a while but have been hesitant to try it. This book would be fantastic.

  • Rochelle
    September 26, 2015

    I really love fall and winter and would love to do a landscape in each color. Thank you for an opportunity to win.

  • Suzanne R
    September 26, 2015

    Stunning quilts. Must give it a try. Thanks!

  • Bonnie
    September 26, 2015

    What beautiful landscape quilts! I would love to make one for fall with its warm vibrant colors.

  • Naomi M
    September 26, 2015

    I love winter scenes. I would love to win the Beginner Landscape Quilting book.

  • Elizabeth Rogers
    September 26, 2015

    I used to take rags my grandmother gave me and use flour and water to put designs onto a piece of cardboard when I was a teenager and even used my dog’s hair to position a (look like dog) in the woods by a tree. I have always wanted to try landscape quilting, it makes things pop out like 3D.

  • Susan Steel
    September 26, 2015

    I would like to try a fall scene. It reminds me of the many hours I have spent riding my horse through the high mountains of New Mexico . The buglng of the elk, the sounds of coyotes running thru the ravines in the evening and the smell of pines that permeates the air. I would love to be able to recreate the scenes of those memories.

  • Gail
    September 26, 2015

    Your quilts are Awesome! Any seasonal landscape quilt would be a challenge for me.

  • Jan N.
    September 26, 2015

    I’d like to make all 4 seasons to hang on my wall.

    • Delores
      September 26, 2015

      I like that ideal of doing all 4 seasons to hang on the wall

  • Linda Bruesewitz
    September 26, 2015

    I would love to create a fall scene. And then try a winter one after that. You make it look so easy…but I am thinking it is not quite that easy. I think I will give it a try this winter.

  • Judy Schwarzmann
    September 26, 2015

    Spring is the season that is not represented well among my wall quilts.

  • Karen Wells
    September 26, 2015

    I am mesmerized by the beautiful landscape quilts. Pick a season??? I think I would really like to do all four. For me, each season has its own unique beauty.

  • Daisy Rae
    September 26, 2015

    Spring – the new year begins.

  • Daisy Rae
    September 26, 2015

    Spring – the new year begins

  • Helen B.
    September 26, 2015

    I would love to see Springtime ideas. Just love the soft pastel coloring of Spring, when everything is new and fresh. It’s a beautiful, gentle season of fresh starts and beginnings.

  • Mary S
    September 26, 2015

    Although I would like to do a winter scene, a Fall scene would be the thing to try and give it to our daughter who misses the change of seasons.

  • Margaret C.
    September 26, 2015

    Definitly winter. I was born on December 22 and I miss the season living in SoCal. Got any rain quilts around? We need all the talismans. KCRW plays rain music sometimes.

  • Becky
    September 26, 2015

    I would have to try Fall. Such gorgeous colors!

  • Chris Reeske
    September 26, 2015

    I would like to try Spring. Most of my seasonal work has been Fall so this would be a challenge.

  • Bonnye
    September 26, 2015

    I love warm colors, so fall would be my choice.

  • Barbara R.
    September 26, 2015

    I would love to make a winter quilt scene.

  • Susan K
    September 26, 2015

    This form of quilting is something I would be very interested in learning. I love the idea of using fabric and thread as “paint”, if you will. Contrasting colors and textures is so appealing to me. Definitely will have to give this a go. Hmm, I think I know someone else that would love this; just not sure how receptive she’ll be to another new idea. I think some chocolate will work.
    🙂

  • Nan
    September 26, 2015

    I’ve always admired landscape quilts. They are very beautiful and unique. After watching your video, you have given me the belief that I can do one as well. Thank you for that. My all time favourite season is fall, with a all the powerful colours of the changing leaves and Indian summer.

  • Anne Dirks
    September 26, 2015

    I’m not sure if I could do this but it intrigues me. I’ve been wanting to try but don’t know where to start. I’m sure the book would be very beneficial.

  • Mary Green
    September 26, 2015

    I really enjoyed viewing this segment, especially since most of the trees you made were my beloved birch. I’m originally from Minn and sorely miss them down here in NE Texas. Would love to give this a try. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  • E. Ann
    September 26, 2015

    This is beautiful. Here in the Southeast, fall is a much cooler relaxing season. Would like to have memories of that all year long!! Thanks so much for this creative project.

  • gail
    September 26, 2015

    i absolutely love the landscape art quilting. would love to get a copy for myself.
    thanks
    gail

  • Elaine
    September 26, 2015

    I loved watching the video and look forward to the next 2 parts. I would like to try a fall scene, my favorite time of the year.

  • Ollie Morton
    September 26, 2015

    I watched your show this morning. I love the tips you gave. I can’t wait to try a winter scene.

  • Joyce Bennett
    September 26, 2015

    You wished to know which season I wanted to learn about. All of them. I live in a state that has 4 seasons a year. Since we retired last year, we had thought about moving to FL, but I hate giving up fall and winter. If I had to pick only one, I would have to say fall. I love the rich deep colors of the season. Even the majority of the fabrics I buy are in these colors.
    Nancy I want to thank you for the years you have spent providing us sew-ers, quilters, and crafters with the supplies and inspiration and education we need to do the things we try to do as well as you. I pray you will have many more years to continue these gifts. JKB

  • Karen
    September 26, 2015

    I love the landscape quilts, not sure I would be any good at doing them.If I win the book would love to try.Thanks

  • Anne Z
    September 26, 2015

    I love Spring. I think it would be fun to design a Spring scene.

  • Earleen
    September 26, 2015

    Just love fall with all it’s color, sun through the trees etc.

  • Joyce Bennett
    September 26, 2015

    Where can I find snow and tree fabric like the ones used in your Beginning Landscape Quilting – All About Trees video?

  • Gloria
    September 26, 2015

    I started quilting hoping to learn landscape quilting……I still need help to get going!

  • Laurie
    September 26, 2015

    Fall has so much color and so many possibillities.

  • peaceful
    September 26, 2015

    My favorite season is winter so I would start with that and hopefully do all the seasons of the same trees. I watched you do your first landscape show on TV and you were so thrilled with it.

  • Marsha Dimond
    September 26, 2015

    I have been thinking of trying a landscape quilt but am not quite sure how to get started. Pictures of my own gardens are the perfect inspiration.

  • Ann Bentley
    September 26, 2015

    I have a picture that I snapped in a nearby park. It has a winding road, tall trees with the most beautiful golden fall foliage. I would love to translate that in fabric. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Jean DeSavage
    September 26, 2015

    I would love to learn how to do a spring landscape with flowering trees. I’ve tried to follow your techniques before, but I can’t seem to cut rough enough so that it looks natural. Mine just look lumpy!

  • Starla
    September 26, 2015

    Fall is my favorite season. I’d love to do a picture with a mixture of evergreens and trees with colorful leaves.

  • Candice
    September 26, 2015

    It’s a toss up between late summer/early fall and Spring. I do have a picture of an alder with the leaves just turned to gold, and an intense rainbow that ended at the tree. That just might be my project!

  • Karen
    September 26, 2015

    I would like the winter scenery. I love snow, but where I live we hardly get the real, beautiful, white snow as we did when I was a child.

  • Susan
    September 27, 2015

    Although I like the winter landscapes, the fall ones are so full of color. I have a perfect picture of fall trees: yellow, gold, red & some green- that I would love to make with the help of your book and dvd.

  • bonnie glover
    September 27, 2015

    I love the trees any season, I find myself looking at the naked trees in winter, the shapes of the branches.My old man asked what I was doing one night as I was getting home from work at 4am I was looking at the trees with the light behind it from the security light Oh the Ideas popping into my head.

  • Penny Dudley
    September 27, 2015

    My goodness, you have triggered a desire to step out of my comfort zone and try this. My first choice would be Indian Summer, the combination of colors for this would be endless and so exciting. Thank you so much for sharing this posting. I never had time to sew until I retired a few years ago. Being self taught I give myself permission to have fun, since I have had no one telling me that I can’t do something I experiment with textiles. There are no ‘wrong ways’ of doing anything … just different ways. Nancy, you are my role model and make everything look so simple. My son put a website on line for me a couple of months ago as he has been so proud of what ‘mom’ had learned to do that he said I needed to share what I make. He belongs to a running club called the Hash House Harriers so I have been able to increase my sewing abilities by making items for club members. I believe you are never too old to feel young again and sewing allows the inner child in me to play. If you are ever in Birmingham, AL come on over and let’s have a play date!

  • Cyndy Lacey
    September 27, 2015

    The colors of fall are so vibrant where I live, it’s always been my favorite. I would enjoy a quilt with that theme in mind.

  • Susan Putman
    September 27, 2015

    My mom has a farm in Wisconsin with several beautiful Burr Oak trees grouped together – it would be a challenge to recreate all four seasons using that group as the template.

  • Lori Michel
    September 27, 2015

    I live in Montana…so this type of quilt is calling to me….Winter would be my one to make…love how the different types of trees there are in our forests…the effect the snow, fog and of course…glitter…the effect that sometimes occurs when ice snow is wind blown…thank you for a fantastic giveaway…….

  • Barb
    September 27, 2015

    I would love to recreate the Lake Superior shore line at Cornacopia. Sand, lake, sky and those weathered benchs for reflecting on nature. A little drift wood for accent. Will you show waves & water in the next show?

  • Rosemary Barron
    September 27, 2015

    This has been something I’ve wanted to do from day 1. Have a photo that I took years ago of some rural mailboxes in the mountains and that’s my goal. This book is great and I’m especially attracted to Winter. I’m so ready to start on these trees!! Great giveaway.

  • Sherryl Wynne
    September 27, 2015

    I adore fall and winter landscapes, but I think I would love to try to capture early Spring in a quilt. Green leaves peeking out from the last drifts of snow – pink and white buds on the trees. Hope in the air. Spring for me! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  • Amanda
    September 27, 2015

    Spring Flowers!

  • Sally Groff
    September 27, 2015

    I would love to make a fall tree landscape. Red and yellow leaves look so beautiful on the trees and on the ground. 🙂

  • Sally Groff
    September 27, 2015

    I would love to do a Fall tree scene with red and orange leaves on the trees and on the ground. Beautiful!! 🙂

  • Allison Rather
    September 27, 2015

    Love the fall leaf colors ! Can’t wait to try landscape quilting !

  • Marty
    September 27, 2015

    I have a sketch I’d like to quilt with a quartet of large quilts to show the woods and fence-edged lane in all four seasons.

  • Jennifer Fried
    September 27, 2015

    Dear Nancy, Landscape quilting fascinates me. I would like to try summer. Then I could try all the other seasons. Thanks for sharing, the old sew n sew, Jenny

  • LoAnn T
    September 27, 2015

    FALL!!! My kids and grandkids always loved to help their Grandma Betty (my mom) rack leaves and play in the piles. She had a HUGH hickory nut tree. It had a concrete “bench” that so many pictures were taken of the kids when they were smaller!! Lots of good memories!!

  • Gretchen Berg
    September 28, 2015

    I have a beautiful river birch out my back window, with a pond behind it. It would be great to capture it in fabric! I have often thought of making a landscape quilt this just might be the impetus I need!

  • Ilana
    September 28, 2015

    I’d like to do Fall. The colors always delight me.

  • Caroline S.
    September 28, 2015

    I would love a Winter Scene….

  • Mary Hennessey
    September 28, 2015

    Oh my I love fall, but in the snow of winter, the tree line in the distance outside my window is stunning. I am not sure of my artistic abilities, but you and Natalie make it look so easy. I think I may have to try this.

  • sherriwolterss
    September 28, 2015

    I love fall, but i think i would start with winter i have been wanting to do this for so long and you both made it look so easy so now i think i will try it thanks so much

  • Mom C
    September 28, 2015

    If I could capture the fall colors in our mountains I’d be ecstatic. Thanks.

  • Joan
    September 28, 2015

    I’m one of those ” afraid to get started ” types although I have an ideas d the fabric all ready

  • mindi
    September 28, 2015

    I love landscape quilts-and yours are so pretty! I love all the landscape fabrics available now, and there isn’t a season I wouldn’t like to try. I would have to start with Autumn colors though. Thanks for the chance to win that great book, and for making it look so easy.

  • Peggy V
    September 28, 2015

    I have the perfect spring photo. Anxious to give landscape quilting a try!! Thank you for the opportunity to win your book!!!

  • gail
    September 28, 2015

    I’d choose summer.

  • lala
    September 28, 2015

    I am addicted to fall colors and am anxious to do my first landscape quilt–a fall birch tree interpretation. Our local nature preserve is sponsoring an art contest where nature is the inspiration for the artwork (and also my reason for doing a landscape quilt).

  • Mary Ellen
    September 28, 2015

    Sounds like such fun to do a landscape quilt. A springtime scene with dogwoods would be beautiful and will now be added to my fun to do list.

  • Marian Jimmo
    September 29, 2015

    Nancy, I love watching you and Natalie on WUSF. I’ve seen
    your landscape trees several times and am always fascinated
    how you make them come alive.
    I have never attempted one yet I would love to try.
    I miss the snow up north. I have been in FL. so long. I still miss the snow at Christmas though.
    I would love to make a winter quilt.
    Keep up all your wonderful ideas.
    May God Bless you.
    Marian O. Jimmo

  • Linda G.
    September 29, 2015

    I’d like to try to create a landscape inspired design on a jacket or skirt, something with a little depth and interesting texture. I imagine swirling, colorful leaves or a gentle creek with birds, frogs, and other animals. I might try printing some of my own fabrics to mix in, if I can find the right source for a fabric base to make an appropriate apparel fabric. I’ve dyed textiles to use in garment making, previously. This would just add another interesting option.

  • Janet Wells
    September 29, 2015

    Landscape quilting is definitely on my to do list.

  • Jackie Clauson
    September 29, 2015

    It’s hard to choose, but I think fall would be my choice, at least at first. I love the bright fall colors.

  • Tina O
    September 29, 2015

    Fall gives is such wonderful colors, I would like to do a fall. lAndscape quilts have always intreged me, but have not had the nerve to try.

  • Tina O
    September 29, 2015

    Fall gives is such wonderful colors, I would like to do a fall quilts hav always intreged me, but have not had the nerve to try.

  • Tamara B
    September 29, 2015

    I have been so impressed with the landscape quilts that I have seen. As much as I love to quilt, I have had reservations about trying landscape quilting, but this article has made it look very appealing. Love the look of the fall and winter trees, especially. As always, Nancy takes things to another level.

  • Martha Drabiski
    September 30, 2015

    I love the out doors & would love to create a scene using your method.

  • Debbie Crawford
    September 30, 2015

    I have a landscape that I started several years ago and got everything done but the trees. Thank you for inspiring me to finish.

  • Nancy Foster
    September 30, 2015

    I must try this soon. So inspiring!!

  • Sandra Cantrell
    September 30, 2015

    Fall is my favorite time of the year. A kind of winding down of the busy harvest season and the cooler temps are a prelude to winter. In the winter cooking and sewing are a top priority.

  • Sandra Laws
    October 4, 2015

    Well, I love all the seasons, but probably the one I will try first is autumn…especially thinking about the clear blue skies, a beautiful aspen tree with its bright yellow leaves makes me inspired!

  • Wanda
    October 4, 2015

    Fall for me!

  • Joy Ballinger
    October 9, 2015

    Late fall!

  • Pat Larke
    October 12, 2015

    Wow, just saw this show and had no idea something like this could be done. Beautiful. Makes me want to try something like this !

  • Louise Keiser
    October 17, 2015

    Beautiful artwork! I work with a 40 year old Consew commercial straight stitch machine. The feed dog does not drop down for free motion. You mentioned covering it, how do you accomplish this without interfearing with the bobbin thread pick up .
    Regards, Louise

  • Melissa
    December 29, 2015

    I love them all but I think winter is the most beautiful time to create

  • Barbara Stover
    January 9, 2016

    I would love to have this book. I have her”Quilt with Confidence “. I’ve made several quilts from this book. It has helped me more some others books I’ve tried

  • Julia Riley
    January 9, 2016

    Fall, fall, FALL!

  • Carol DeMarti
    January 10, 2016

    Like many of the other women on this site, I would like to try fall, because I love the shapes and colors of fall leaves.
    Another choice, just as beautiful, would be Monument Valley, AZ, in Sept/Oct. Same reds and oranges, with a bright blue sky, and amazing white clouds…and the shapes!

  • Mary Lou Carr
    January 11, 2016

    I would like to do fall or winter. I love the colors of fall but also love the contrasts of grays and whites of birches in the snow.

  • sandy g.
    January 11, 2016

    I’ve got some material that will lend itself to a fall quilt…….at sunset. The material has orange onions on it, but I think a piece would lend itself to the sun very well.

  • Sharron
    January 11, 2016

    I have some beautiful pictures of Monument Valley that I want to try the landscape quilting on. Fall is best for me!

  • Emma Wheeler
    January 29, 2016

    I have always been fascinated in fabrics and colours and chanced upon landscape quilting purely by accident. Wow, it combines both my passions with the most beautiful results. The videos have inspired me. I retire this year – I know how I will be spending my time.

  • Gayle Welty
    October 9, 2016

    You are at fault for getting me started on this addictive hobby that I love. Any season will do me, but I will say winter because it is one season that I haven’t done yet. Thank you.

  • Cheryl Sedlar
    October 28, 2016

    I love your work! I am collecting fabric to be able to make my own quilt, but once I get home I think I don’t have the “right” fabric mix. I know I’m just stalling…..I want to make one but I too am scared. I’ve viewed your videos several times now and know I just need to jump in and do it.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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