Monday, 3 January 2011
What are those blue remembered hills,
What spires, what farms are those?
That is the Land of Lost Content,
I see it shining plain,
The happy highways where I went,
And cannot come again.
So, out went the pastel colours and the bunnies and in came more dramtic colours and a church so that I could have a spire.
The general idea (which I didn't quite achieve) is to split the panel into thirds vertically so that the hills should meet either one third or two thirds of the way across rather than in the middle.
To secure the layers safely and to provide some contours I wanted to sew along the joins between the fabrics. I zig zagged using white thread underneath and invisible thread above. It's the first time that I have used invisible thread and I hated it, even though it did the job. I don't mean to sound corny, but I couldn't see it! Threading the needle took ages.
To quilt this landscape wall hanging, I began by zig zagging the fence posts and rails with brown variegated thread. I did the same round the church. then I zigzagged across the roof of the church to give the impress of tiles.
I drew a daisy design on the two nearest fields and quilted that.
I am sure that you are far more creative and imaginitive than I am, but I hope that this has given you some ideas on how to make a simple landscape quilted wall hanging. Make images in the foreground larger than those in the background and keep the brighter colours in the foreground.
flange quilt binding in white and black to frame the quilted wall hanging. This was sewn on the back of the quilted wall hanging and flipped to the front to be slipstitched in place.
You'll find more ideas for quilting projects at Ludlow Quilt and Sew.