Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 29

Thread: I want to make an ART quilt

  1. #1
    Super Member Mamagus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Newfoundland Canada
    Posts
    1,701
    I want to make a quilt of this picture... but I have NO idea of how to start.

    Does anyone have any tips? A link? A book you'd recommend?

    This is on the Southern Shore of Newfoundland... also known as the Irish Shore in a little place called Tors Cove. We have sat there looking down at the Cribbeys ( that's the name of this tiny spot) and watched whales breach just beyond the headland. It is heaven on earth for me. And very special for my husband as his greatgrandmother was born in Tors Cove.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #2
    basicfun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario Canada
    Posts
    75
    sorry, I can't help you with the quilt, Mamagus. I just wanted to say that is such a beautiful, serene area. Oh, I hope you will do an art quilt.

  3. #3
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Alturas, CA
    Posts
    8,403
    I can't help you with your question, but what a beautiful area. I can certainly see why you would want to make a quilt of it.

  4. #4
    Banned
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Sleepy Hollow, NY
    Posts
    4,780
    i would trace all the major elements of the picture - the house/windows/door, the road, the mountains, the hills.

    then scan that into the computer, enlarge it to the size that you want the quilt to be, then print it out.

    tape the pages to a light source (i use my sliding glass doors) and trace then pattern onto freeze paper or fusible web.

    then you cut out the pattern pieces and adhere them to the fabric.


    that landscape is beautiful and i'm sure the quilt will look great.

  5. #5
    Super Member Baren*eh*ked_canadian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Montreal
    Posts
    1,960
    I have a book called Landscape Quilts, by Natalie Sewell, it's got tons of great tips and hints for your project, notes and details about fabric selection and all kinds of stuff. You should take a look at the book, even if you just leaf through it at your local bookstore.

  6. #6
    bearpaw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    1,635
    I can't help with the quilt either, but just wanted to say what a beatiful picture. Must be very cool to watch the whales!

  7. #7
    Power Poster sandpat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    18,757
    Blog Entries
    9
    Oh Mama...that will really be a beautiful quilt when you are done! Does the cute little house have special meaning to you or your DH? Klue gave you the technique that I used on my portrait quilt of my cat. Thats about as close to "landscape" as I've come.

  8. #8
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Seacoast New Hampshire
    Posts
    1,073
    A few years back Nancy Zieman did a lot of landscape quilts and had shows on them. Check out her website: www.nancysnotions.com



  9. #9
    Super Member Kyiav10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Williamsport Pennsylvania
    Posts
    3,366
    That would be a beautiful quilt. Please lets us know what you find out.

    Kyia

  10. #10
    Senior Member key4unc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    584
    that's so pretty it doesn't even look real

  11. #11
    Moderator Up North's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    North East Lower peninsula of Michigan
    Posts
    6,502
    How about if you marked it off into squares and pieced them using the appropriate colors.

  12. #12
    Super Member quilter1962's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Nottingham, UK
    Posts
    1,301
    Mama

    That view looks so peaceful & sureal. It must be like looking at a piece of heaven on earth.
    Klue never ceases to amaze me with her advice - she's just like a Fairy Godmother always there when you need her.

    Good luck with your project - can't wait to see it.

    Tisha

  13. #13
    Senior Member JANW's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    northern, CA
    Posts
    734
    Quote Originally Posted by Mamagus
    I want to make a quilt of this picture... but I have NO idea of how to start.

    Does anyone have any tips? A link? A book you'd recommend?

    This is on the Southern Shore of Newfoundland... also known as the Irish Shore in a little place called Tors Cove. We have sat there looking down at the Cribbeys ( that's the name of this tiny spot) and watched whales breach just beyond the headland. It is heaven on earth for me. And very special for my husband as his greatgrandmother was born in Tors Cove.
    IF YOU WORK WITH IT LIKE AN OIL PAINTING, YOU WILL START AT THE FURTHEST AWAY . This way forfront is last. Try looking at the photo with this in mind. There are lots of landscape quilt books available. For sure it will need applique and piecing.

  14. #14
    Super Member ranger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Eastern Canada
    Posts
    3,613
    Blog Entries
    9
    Quote Originally Posted by Mamagus
    I want to make a quilt of this picture... but I have NO idea of how to start.

    Does anyone have any tips? A link? A book you'd recommend?

    This is on the Southern Shore of Newfoundland... also known as the Irish Shore in a little place called Tors Cove. We have sat there looking down at the Cribbeys ( that's the name of this tiny spot) and watched whales breach just beyond the headland. It is heaven on earth for me. And very special for my husband as his greatgrandmother was born in Tors Cove.
    I can't give you any tips but I too would like to try an 'art' quilt ---that is, after all my 'must-do' projects are finished LOL.

    Aren't we lucky!!!! I live in the area and visit this spot often in the summer. I have sat on that grassy area too and watched the whales and icebergs. Another of my favorite spots is the lighthouse in the community where I was born----the Ferryland lighthouse ---- I'd like to do that in a quilt.

    ranger

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3256/...ac8bf1e1_o.jpg


  15. #15
    Senior Member redrummy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Mount Vernon, Oh
    Posts
    707
    I saw on sewing with nancy, beautiful photo quilts, you print it on material, al large as you want it by breaking it up into tiles, then sewing it together. The quest added a frame around it. Maybe the directions are on the web site.

  16. #16
    quiltinggrandmaca's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Manitoba, Canada
    Posts
    702
    Wow, what a beautiful place.
    You are so lucky to live there.

  17. #17
    Super Member Mamagus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Newfoundland Canada
    Posts
    1,701
    Quote Originally Posted by ranger
    Quote Originally Posted by Mamagus
    I want to make a quilt of this picture... but I have NO idea of how to start.

    Does anyone have any tips? A link? A book you'd recommend?

    This is on the Southern Shore of Newfoundland... also known as the Irish Shore in a little place called Tors Cove. We have sat there looking down at the Cribbeys ( that's the name of this tiny spot) and watched whales breach just beyond the headland. It is heaven on earth for me. And very special for my husband as his greatgrandmother was born in Tors Cove.
    I can't give you any tips but I too would like to try an 'art' quilt ---that is, after all my 'must-do' projects are finished LOL.

    Aren't we lucky!!!! I live in the area and visit this spot often in the summer. I have sat on that grassy area too and watched the whales and icebergs. Another of my favorite spots is the lighthouse in the community where I was born----the Ferryland lighthouse ---- I'd like to do that in a quilt.

    ranger

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3256/...ac8bf1e1_o.jpg
    My favorite brother-in-law (On my hubby's side!) is from Ferryland. His mother still lives there... I know all the terms... the Downs, the Pool, etc, but couldn't tell ya where they're all too!

  18. #18
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Daytona Beach Shores, FL
    Posts
    2,355
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by ranger
    Quote Originally Posted by Mamagus
    I want to make a quilt of this picture... but I have NO idea of how to start.

    Does anyone have any tips? A link? A book you'd recommend?

    This is on the Southern Shore of Newfoundland... also known as the Irish Shore in a little place called Tors Cove. We have sat there looking down at the Cribbeys ( that's the name of this tiny spot) and watched whales breach just beyond the headland. It is heaven on earth for me. And very special for my husband as his greatgrandmother was born in Tors Cove.
    I can't give you any tips but I too would like to try an 'art' quilt ---that is, after all my 'must-do' projects are finished LOL.

    Aren't we lucky!!!! I live in the area and visit this spot often in the summer. I have sat on that grassy area too and watched the whales and icebergs. Another of my favorite spots is the lighthouse in the community where I was born----the Ferryland lighthouse ---- I'd like to do that in a quilt.

    ranger

    http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3256/...ac8bf1e1_o.jpg
    WOW looks like a place in someone's dream Let us see pictures when you do it. I too would like to give it a whirl but don't think I'm artistic enough to pull it off.

  19. #19
    k3n
    k3n is offline
    Power Poster k3n's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Somerset, England
    Posts
    10,712
    Blog Entries
    1
    Hi Mamagus - I've got a book that tells you how to turn photos into quilts - I don't need it, PM me your address and I'll send it to you.

  20. #20
    Super Member Shemjo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    St. Louis, Missouri
    Posts
    6,895
    What a beautiful place! It certainly would make a beautiful art quilt. I agree with all the suggestions given. I have the Landscape Quilt book, and have been gathering fabrics to make some of favortite spots from childhood and trips, and books, and...... The old bucket list syndrome!

    Can't wait to see what you decide to do! :thumbup: :thumbup:

  21. #21
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,092
    Blog Entries
    1
    Awesome picture!!! I can't wait to see the quilt!!! :D :D :D

  22. #22
    Junior Member Lainee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Ellijay, Georgia
    Posts
    157
    Go to her website below and all three half hour shows are there on the quilt tab. Sorry the link probably isn't live.

    http://www.sewingwithnancytv.com/


  23. #23
    Power Poster RedGarnet222's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Reno, Nv
    Posts
    14,472
    Sewing with nancy has a book and a video that is about landscaping quilts. It is not hard to add a building to it. The thing I like about the book is it shows you how to use the acrylics to shade things and make them look more real.

    I am sure there is many books on this subject out there, maybe if you google it, there will be other options as well. Maybe a tutorial on line???

    LOL we must have been posting at the same time???

  24. #24
    Senior Member dojo36's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Location
    Odessa, Texas
    Posts
    884
    Quote Originally Posted by Mamagus
    I want to make a quilt of this picture... but I have NO idea of how to start.

    Does anyone have any tips? A link? A book you'd recommend?

    This is on the Southern Shore of Newfoundland... also known as the Irish Shore in a little place called Tors Cove. We have sat there looking down at the Cribbeys ( that's the name of this tiny spot) and watched whales breach just beyond the headland. It is heaven on earth for me. And very special for my husband as his greatgrandmother was born in Tors Cove.
    find somebody with a digitizer program and they can turn it into an embroidery design that can be stitched out. i've seen an advertisement somewhere online where they do that kind of stuff but i sure don't remember where.

  25. #25
    Banned
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    9,792
    Blog Entries
    1
    I can't think of a better person to try!!! :D

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.