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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Flower garden - quilting

I just started quilting my Flower garden, starting with the fields. When you have a large area to quilt in a landscape - it is a good idea to change the directions of your quilting rows to give the effect of different fields and hills. There is a picture of the overall landscape as well as a close up of the quilting in the fields. I will post more pictures in the next post, as I continue quilting this wall hanging. ---------------------------

As I have mentioned before- I think it is extremely important how you quilt a landscape, as you can add contour to the land, -different ways of
giving 'life' to the sky etc. I thought it would be a good idea to show you how I choose what to do when I quilt one of my wall hangings. I


everythingquilts said...

It's looking great. Do you use any kind of stabilizer under the piece before doing all the stitching, or is it just layered with batting and backing? I've been want to do an art quilt for some time.

Shirley said...

Yes, before I start - I back the whole scene with pellon- using 404 spray. It is the only stabilizer I use, unless I am doing a very intense thread painted area, and I might then put another piece of pellon behind that portion.