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Landscape Quilting..

MaryinColorado | Posted in Quilting and Home Decor on

Is anyone interested in working on landscape quilts after the holidays?  This might be a fun project to compare notes and tips on. 

I’m getting a McKenna Ryan pattern (www.pineneedles.com) but Nancy Zeiman also has done them on her tv show (Sewing With Nancy), and has patterns or kits for landscape quilts too.  (www.nancysnotions.com)

Sancin and I started discussing this on the “dressing the over 50’s thread” and I thought I’d move it here.  Any takers?


  1. fabricholic | | #1

    I said yes, but I just don't want to plunk down money right now for a kit. I need a hair cut and some other things I have been putting off, like a vet. visit for my dog.

    1. MaryinColorado | | #2

      Yes, me too.  I won't be doing a kit, but just a pattern, I decided to start after the holidays.  I have to take Zoey in for her rabies shot soon too. 

      I just got off the phone with Ellen Anne Eddy!!!  Wow!  There was a problem with my computer and ordering so I emailed her.  She is so nice and down to earth.  It was so exciting to actually be talking to her, she is such an incredible fiber artist.  I was a bit giddy at first. 

      I'm hoping to be able to go to Indiana to take one of her classes.  That would be a dream come true for me.  Also to go to Oregon and take one of Kayla Kennington's classes.  They are both on my "bucket list" and who knows?  Maybe I'll actually accomplish it.  Mary


      1. fabricholic | | #5

        I am sure with your drive, you will accomplish this.

        1. MaryinColorado | | #8

          Thanks for your encouragement, I need all the help I can get to follow through and "finish" what I begin!  Mary

    2. MaryinColorado | | #3

      Oh, come on over to my house, I'm pretty good at cutting hair!  he he  That would be fun!  Mary

      Bring the pups along, I have puppy snacks and toys...

      Edited 12/22/2008 5:53 pm by MaryinColorado

      1. fabricholic | | #10

        Sounds like fun. Aren't you having a lot of snow right now? Hope you stay warm and safe.

        1. Sancin | | #12

          Mary - The Mckenna Ryan applique quilt I am going to make is the In Full Bloom. I know it is very ambitious but will do one panel at a time and see how it goes. But as I said I have other things to complete before I start - I have had it for almost a year already. I bought it as a package (~ $400) as the pieces are so small that I knew I would never get them all. I purchased the kit from Hamel's Fabrics which is in Chilliwack BC. They have a huge quilting selection (and a lot of full quilt packages - worth looking at). They informed me that there is almost enough fabric in the package to make 2. I purchased an embellishment package to go with it. There is a woman here in town who has make several of McKenna Ryan quilts and I have talked to her to get tips. She says she does things a little different. I had just finished an applique hanging which I was no too pleased with due to the stitch I used when I ran into her. I am afraid I am not very patient when it comes to taking courses so plugging along on my own is my best way, checking with others when I become stumped or want another way to do something.

          1. MaryinColorado | | #18

            In Full Bloom is a beautiful quilt!  I want to do one of her large series quilts too but will start with a small one to "practice" her techniques.  Thanks for the inspiration!  It will be fun to compare notes and tips/hints.  Mary

  2. meg | | #4

    I took the "Accidental Landscape" class by Karen Eckmeier at Vermont Quilt Festival a few years ago. It was one of the very best classes I've ever taken. Her method is very different and liberating - I Loved it!! Check out her patterns at http://www.quiltedlizard.com.

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      rodezzy2 | | #6

      This is a version of a landscape called "quilt with a view".

      1. MaryinColorado | | #9

        That is too cool, like looking through a porthole to another dimension in space and time. 

      2. meg | | #14

        Your "quilt with a view" is beauteous! Very, very nice. Do you have it hanging?

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          rodezzy2 | | #15

          Thank you, no not now.

      3. Ceeayche | | #20

        Fabu--- as is everything you do!

    2. MaryinColorado | | #7

      Thank You, I tried her website but when I click on any choices, I get commercial sites.  Any suggestions on how to find her info?  Mary

      1. meg | | #13

        Karen Eckmeier's bio, and a lot more info, is located at http://www.quilted-lizard.com. I forgot to insert the hyphen in the other post. A lot of her patterns can also be seen at http://www.sewthankful.com/KarenEckmeier.html.

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          rodezzy2 | | #16

          Thanks for the sites, nice quilts.

        2. MaryinColorado | | #17

          Thank You!  She has some interesting things.  Mary

    3. KharminJ | | #11

      Ah Hah!
      "quiltedlizard.com" gets you a commercial landing page ~ But ~this one: http://www.quilted-lizard.com/patterns.htm (notice the hyphen)
      gets you where you want to go!Me, I'm not even going there right now - got sewing to do ~ for tomorrow!Keep warm! KharminOkay, I lied - when I bookmarked the page just now, I simply *had* to take a peek - very cool!

      Edited 12/24/2008 1:15 am ET by KharminJ

      1. Teaf5 | | #19

        Great links--thank you! 

        My sister and I both paint landscapes and quilt, and I do landscape photography, so these books and sites are especially interesting.  Maybe we can use photos of our painted landscapes as patterns for landscapes in fabric.

        And, some of my still lifes and close ups of flowers and leaves would work in fabric, too, though I had never considered that before.  Thank you for the great inspiration for a new project!

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