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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.
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 .