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Old 01-18-2009, 03:32 PM
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I was looking at a landscape book and stumbled on this book.
Quilt Your Favorite Photos
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has anyone ever heard of this and or tried it? Am I putting the cart before the horse in wanting to try this as a semi beginner?
I keep going back to that and the landscape quilts I really love the feel of them. I have yet to try Appliqué. I get confused when standing in the store what medium to use to fuse the applique to the fabric.
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:36 PM
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I would like to make a landscape quilt too, I have gathered quite a few pieces of appropriate material, just need a shove in the right direction, and time of course. Nothing too detailed to start with, I was thinking of a seascape or a country side scene with lots of flowers.
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:50 PM
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If you are just making a wall hanging, applique isn't so bad with fusible web. Try a small one first with any shape you like. Then you can either sew around the shape or leave it like it is. Hope I didn't confuse you.
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Old 01-18-2009, 03:59 PM
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I bought a landscape book using a photo also. I have my photo. i have done some sketching on graph paper and have some fabrics selected. Now to put it all together......
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Old 01-18-2009, 04:11 PM
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[quote=MsSage]Am I putting the cart before the horse in wanting to try this as a semi beginner?
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Nope! We all need somthing to aspire too!
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:53 PM
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There is a great site that rents video about all kinds of things. It is called SmartFlix. They have a video on how to do landscape quilts. The site is http://smartflix.com. I have a review on this site on my site, if you would like to read about it.

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Old 01-19-2009, 04:00 PM
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Pity they dont rent out to the UK. I am determined to have a go, the main area of concern for me is getting the perspectives right, perhaps we should form a little group to give each other encouragement and pass on tips.
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Old 01-20-2009, 05:00 AM
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I, too, have been collecting nature type fabrics with the intent of making a landscape quilt. The book I purchased is called "Accidental Landscapes" by Karen Eckmeier. She gives directions to making surprisingly simple quilted scenes. She makes it look easy and fun. Rather than curved piecing, her method uses topstitched layers. Check it out! Nita
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Thanks for posting that Nita becaude I have the farm scenes and forgot about them. Happy landscaping...
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Old 01-20-2009, 06:56 AM
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I did this by adding 2 in squares and then appliquing, I drew the picture I wanted, I think this will be how I do the landscape of the Miami area where my daughter lives.
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