Scenic Quilts

United States
February 22, 2007 2:50pm CST
I am just finishing a scenic quilt of Multnomah Falls here in Oregon and I love it. I have just gotten into this type of quilting and I think it's great. You can take any photo and make a quilt from it. Does anyone else do them?
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@BlackBay (584)
• Canada
23 Feb 07
I haven't tried this and would like to. Do you have more info. or a website to go to for how to's?
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• United States
23 Feb 07
http://quilting.about.com/od/picturesofquilts/ig/Landscape-Quilt-Ideas/index.htm That is a good site to start. You can also go to Amazon and type in Landscape Quilts and there are lots of books. The best advice I can give is to start collecting fabric with lots of detail, like batiks,ones that look like grass,rock,trees. You can't use plain fabric in these types of quilts as it makes them look flat and not 3 dimensional. Scenic quilts need to look like you could step into the picture. You always start them from back to front which is usually from the top down. The picture of the falls quilt I put up is not finished, I mean the quilt isn't. lol It still needs a border then quilting. When you quilt these you do them like the scene. Make the stitching look like the part of the scene you are working on. Stippling,here,straight there, different techniques depending on what you want the finished project to look like.
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• Canada
23 Feb 07
Wow, that sounds very exciting .I would be terrified to attempt such a project . I can't draw and just would not be confident I could pull something like this off . I do have fabric for what I call my Nova Scotia quilt . I bought various fabrics, a lot of pre-printed blocks to depict various aspects of that province. Some examples would be apples,apple blossoms,the ocean, lobsters, strawberries, the provincial tartan, the provincial flower and so on . Would love to see a picture of your work . Thanks for sharing .
@gewcew23 (8011)
• United States
27 Mar 07
I had never thought of doing this before will have to try it. It sounds very interesting. Do you have a software program or do you do it free style? Please let us know if you do anymore.
• United States
27 Mar 07
Here is my blog with pics of more of them that I've done and I'm working on 3 more right now. http://rv-quilter.blogspot.com/
• United States
27 Mar 07
No software but there are plenty of books. You can search on my blog to find some. Thank you
24 Feb 07
No I don't - but your quilt is absolutuely beautiful. Are all the shapes used ones with straight lines? I'm looking to see if I could get the result using english paper piecing (and it only works well with straight lines).
• United States
24 Feb 07
Sorry I forgot the word but above and also to thank you. :}