Thursday, August 30, 2018

Funky Mountain Landscape Quilt Finished

Funky Mountain Landscape Art Quilt

It's done! I have to admit that I'm surprised that I finished it in time for the August One Monthly Goal (OMG) deadline.

As I mentioned in a previous post, this funky mountain landscape quilt is for Joe's graduation and her first apartment. Joe is one of my daughter's friends, and a real sweetheart :-)

Funky Mountain Landscape Quilt is finally finished!
I really enjoyed working with the batiks. It adds some great colour to a traditional landscape.

Thread sketching the mountains

This is the photo that started it all. It was taken on a trip to British Columbia a few years ago.

Mountain landscape in British Columbia

What I learned
  • It was interesting working with batiks and trying not to be too realistic. That wasn't easy for me and I went way outside of my comfort zone to add the purple mountain :-) 
  • The thread sketching certainly helped define the mountains.
  • Finally I didn't embellish this piece. I think that the polar bears in the fabric are enough embellishment or whimsy.
  • The hardest part about making this landscape quilt was determining when to stop thread sketching and when to start quilting. In hindsight, I should have done less thread sketching on the water. This would have given the water section of the piece a little more dimension then quilted.
  • As I look at the finished photo, I realise that I should have ironed the sky before taking the photo. By the time I finish the binding, I'm always in such a hurry to photograph it for the blog 😊
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Upcoming Event
On September 13, 2018, I'll be taking part in the Welcome To My House Blog Hop. I've got a funky house that I hope to finish up this Labour Day weekend.

Project Details

Funky Mountain Landscape Art Quilt
14" x 14"
Materials: batik fabrics, glue,
Techniques: raw edge appliqué, thread sketching, quilting.





28 comments:

  1. What a beautiful quilt! I love using batiks because, if you points don't line up exactly, you cant really tell ;) And they are pretty.

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    1. Thanks Cindy. Batiks have a lot going for them and I really hope to remember to use them more often.

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  2. What a wonderful mini. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish.

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    1. Thanks for hosting Patty. I'm really glad that this quilt actually got finished.

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  3. I love your landscape quilt, reflection in the water, green sky, I love it!!

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  4. Very pretty -- I really like the purple mountain, it makes me think of mountains as dawn or dusk.

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  5. Beautiful mini, well done on making your deadline. :) I like the texture in the water in the photo, it seems like it is running out of the picture.

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    1. Thanks Dione. That is one of my better photos :-) Wish they could all come out like that!

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  6. Batiks really added depth to your pretty mini quilt!

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    1. Thanks Myra. I'm hoping to use batiks more often. They do add so much.

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  7. Well done. It's a great finish. Thanks for linking up your finish with Thank Goodness It's Finished Friday.

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    1. Thanks Anja. I'm really happy that it's done :-)

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  8. Your quilt is beautiful! I love everything about it, and especially the purple mountain!

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    1. Thanks so much Christine. I'm really happy that I had a rebellious moment :-) otherwise the purple wouldn't have made it in!

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  9. Very pretty.Brains add so much depth. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

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  10. I admire you for trying something that took you outside of your comfort zone. A beautiful result!!! Joining you for the first time from Wandering Camera.

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    1. Thanks Angie and welcome! The Wondering Camera link up is just great. It's not easy going out of my comfort zone but it's great when the results are positive!

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  11. This is a beautiful interpretation. What a great gift, she will love it!

    Thank you so much for linking up on Wandering Camera.

    -Soma

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    1. Thank you Soma. It's hard to not make it a copy of the image and only an interpretation - but on the other hand it very liberating once you accept it.

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  12. Oh my, your funky mountain landscape is beautiful. What a clever designer and quilt maker you are. Love all those different batiks. The recipient of this quilt is going to be amazed by this wonderful gift!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words Kim. It's great when you finally find something you love to do. And she did love it!

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  13. Congrats on your finish! It looks so amazing!

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