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Friday, August 6, 2010

Handmade Landscape Quilts PART 1

"Life on the Farm"
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As I grew up on a farm, this field scene is so familiar. The artist, DD Boutique, says, "The title of this quilt is "Life on the Farm." It was inspired by the Ohio Amish country. It feels so peaceful and calm in the farm land. I couldn't resist combining my new love for landscape quilting with the peaceful and serine feel on the farm land. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed making it."

"Manistique Lighthouse"
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I could sit out by the lighthouse and fish all day. The artist, Northernskyquilts says " This quilt features the wonderful lighthouse in Manistique, Michigan. The lighthouse was constructed using a couple of different red fabrics, subtle but you can see the lighthouse is not just one red. I think that gives the lighthouse more dimension. The lighthouse beacon has a large Swarovski crystal placed on hand painted fabric. The rocks for the breakwater were free-form cut using several fabrics. The large seagull has wings that are three dimensional.
"Lonely Road"
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I love the highway scene in this work of art, and see it as the road to nowhere. To me, it has a membrance of walking off life's troubles. Walk to the end of this road, and all of your troubles are gone. LOL. The artist, Clothscapes says, "This is an area near where I grew up, I would walk here when I wanted time to be alone. When I look at this I still get that sense of peacful solitude. Wallhanging quilt made with raw edged applique".

"Midsummer Moon quilt! "
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This cutie was made my SylvanQuilts. This reminds me of a nice summer night. She says, "This stunning one-of-a-kind quilted wall-hanging depicts a glowing full moon over a quiet mountain lake. It contains 25 different fabrics and is machine quilted using a raw edge applique technique. A sprinkle of beads on the flowers has been added for sparkle. The butterfly and some of the flowers and leaves are three-dimensional and lift off the surface of the quilt slightly to add depth and interest. This piece is from my own original pattern".

"The Barn"
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Don't cha just love the look of this old barn, and the country look? This magnificient piece was made by LauraGlassArtQuilts. She says, "This piece is based on an old barn near our house. The weather-beaten paint, the dappled light of the trees in early summer and the cheery flower box all caught my eye. I used raw edge applique of commercial cotton fabrics and hand-dyed batiks to re-create this simple, homey scene".

"Calm Harbor"
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This cute harbor/sailing boat scence was created by Artistryinfabric. A lot of work went into creating this beautiful sunny day scene. Aren't you ready to sail now???

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This is an original design by Nmac52. I love the mountain/pyramid look on this little gem. She says, "a landscape which includes mountains, a lake, hills and pine trees. Red bunches of flowers are in the foreground. This piece of art is machine stitched; it has a black border and a batik green fabric frame which is quilted with a free-motion design."

"The hills of Summer"
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This is a special "tree" quilt that was made by HummingbirdTreasures. Notice the lovely coordinated colors of the earthtone fields with the tree sitting amidst. She says, " It is very special to me in that it is my first landscape quilt and I used this to teach myself how to do it. It has a companion coming soon - "the hills of autumn".

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This cute baby landscape quilt is made by BBsForBabies. She says "I had the best time making that quilt and did it as part of a monthly design challenge through my ETSY kids team". Love the sun, sky, clouds, and the animals on this one.

NOTE: I, Edna, President of the Quilts and Heirlooms team have always admired the great talent and beauty that Landscape Quilts posess. Many designers of Landscape Quilts spend many, many hours selecting the "perfect" fabrics that will bring their imagination to fruition. Above are just a few of the beautiful landscape quilts from some of the most talented designers/quiltmakers on Etsy. Stay tuned for PART ll.


Vicki @ DottyJane said...

These are wonderful! Thanks for sharing them:)

Marie said...

These are absolutely great and I am so honored to have "the hills of summer" included among these.

Thank you so much!

Marie -

EmandaJ said...

Hello Edna,

What a lovely group of art quilts! I look forward to Part II.


Audrey said...

Those are all amazing!! And so much work! :)

AlyGatr said...

Beautiful quilts! I'm especially happy to see Marie's quilt (Hummingbird Treasures) in your collection because I think it's simply wonderful :)

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