• Sharon Prigan

Interchangeable Landscape Tutorial 6

Working in my favorite colors today. A landscape patchwork piece doesn't have to be complicated or have many layers. It has to make a statement. Either by using certain colors, or creating interesting shapes or using interesting patterns.


To begin, lay down a base fabric, I normally use a piece of sheeting in any color if I am going to frame the piece. If I am going to bind it with a fabric binding then I will use sheeting in a coordinating color.


On top of the base fabric I place one thin layer of flannel sheeting. I will be quilting the landscape and don't want too much depth for this piece. For more depth place a layer of fleece or polyester batting. If you place fleece, you must use a lot of pins as the fleece has a tendency to stretch out of shape when sewing over it.



Base fabric and flannel layer
Base fabric and flannel layer


On a piece of cardboard I layer my pieces until I am happy with the design and then place a frame over it to get an idea of what the finished piece will look like. I also want to use coordinating thread for top stitching on each piece so I choose the threads now.



Choosing colors and threads
Chossing colors and threads


The best way to check thread color is to place it over the fabric and see whether it blends.



Coordinating thread colors
Coordinating thread colors

Very simple wavy quilting lines.


Quilting options are endless. One could quilt down from the peak of the mountain or use straight stitches. I like to follow the line of the fabric piece for this landscape.

I want the colors to sing and not have distractions from that.


Simple wavy lines
Simple wavy lines

I keep layering and quilting. The pieces here are quite small so I don't even have to use pins. I move them and angle them till I am happy with the way they look and then quilt in place.


Layering the pieces
Layering the pieces


My first stitch is close to the top edge of the fabric piece. If I have not stitched close enough to the edge I will snip of the excess fabric which is above the top stitching line.


Stitching close to the top edge
Stitching close to the top edge

Finished - a vertical view.


Vertical view
Vertical view

And a horizontal view.



I look forward to seeing what you create with this technique and would be happy if you tagged Priganart on facebook and share your creations with us.

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