Have been itching to start a new quilt lately. The last one I made was the baby-sized quilt for A/M/M as a Christmas present, and that’s been a while ago now.
I would love to learn how to make landscape quilts — they are just some of the most gorgeous pieces of art I’ve ever seen.
Etc. Aren’t these beautiful?? I pinned some even more stunning examples on my Sewing Ideas Pinterest board, but these are the two that I’d most like to try to copy.
So, I found a cheap copy of Yonder on Amazon and bought it. This book has so many gorgeous landscape illustrations, and right now I think that it would just be wonderful if I could copy one as a quilt. While the book is shipping, though, I need to practice some techniques. A couple of nights ago, I tried doing some curved sewing and it wasn’t as easy as I was hoping, so I need more practice.
I also found this website which offered a lovely technique…but as you can see from the pictures below (taken over my lunch break so it’s not like I tried all THAT hard), I need to work on it.
(Top is the goal – click on image for the link)
And these are my pictures. I obviously need some sheer fabric for this – lace and almost-sheer white fabric are not cutting it.
2 thoughts on “Quilt brainstorming”
I don’t entirely hate using lace as the sheer top layer! But the Quilt Routes tutorial was amazing—wow. I’m so bad at free-handing straight lines with a machine though—I’d need practice too. Can’t wait to see how the Yonder illustrations direct your ideas!
Ok just kidding, lace would be so rough and scratchy.