Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Landscape books and ideas

OK,  I've done a few landscape type wall hangings, but not like this!  It is from Accidental Landscapes by Karen Eckmeier, which is the book I got at the quilt show this past weekend.  And the photos in the book cause me to stop at the next vendor where I got this luscious fabric that is shaded  and blended in rich jewel tones. 
  I browsed thru the book on the way home and have read thru it twice!  Although,  I have a couple of other books about landscapes, I am very excited about this one.  These landscapes are small and simple and I don't have to fuse everything, or do paper piecing and work backwards.  That drives me crazy.  I can work from the front with curved lines and  use some thread painting too. 
I pulled out my inspiration folder of photos from magazines, calendars, and postcards.  I have been saving these for a while, sometimes just because I liked the scene and other times for the color combinations.  Anyway....guess what I found?
Lots of great photos that are just perfect for these small landscapes.  Beach scenes, and mountains, valleys, and back roads.  All with at least three layers that landscapes need, in some combination---sky, horizon line of trees, mountains, or water, and a foreground. 
So tonight I plan on pulling out the sketch pad and drawing  off a couple scenes.    Anyone want to do a landscape with me?

That means I have to finish piecing the mountains on the design wall----that's the pledge I made.  Finish off the big project before beginning a new one.  Better get to the sewing room.

Happy Stitching....Debbie

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Oh my gosh !! I just love that fabric !! I bet it cost a pretty penny too , what ever you make with this I am sure it will be beautiful!
I can't wait to see what you come up with .

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