17″ x 14″ This is the third in a series of Quick Little Matted and Framed Landscape Quilts that I did of the beautiful aspen trees in Colorado. I enhanced a commercial fabric with aspen trees using my wax pastel’s and a fine-tipped black Sharpie permanent marker. I also incorporated commercial mountain and fir tree […]
Quick Little Matted and Framed Landscape Quilts
Although two of my landscape quilt books deal with wall quilts, my latest book, Quick Little Landscape Quilts, offers the opportunity for quilters to make matted and framed quilts. These quick quilts are easy to design and create and make amazing memory and gifts.
Photograph by Dan Neil.
Quaking Aspens – Fall
20″ x 16″ 2020 This quilt is the second in a series of matted or framed Quick Little Landscape Quilts. I had fun pulling and cutting an array of autumn-colored fabrics from my stash to create the tops of the aspen trees. I used a gold background fabric and embellished the midground and foreground with […]
From the collection of Mike and Charlene Simmons I love the quaking aspens in Colorado. My goal in this piece was to use a batik background and I really like the way it turned out. I created the trees myself and used a fabric marker to add the dark spots. My stepson and his wife […]
Believe it or not, the background fabric is the most important when creating landscape quilts. I had fun doing the machine embroidery and quilting on this quilt. This quilt is featured in my Quick Little Landscape Quilts book. Click to view detail image larger:
Escape to the Beach
From the collection of Peggy Bentz I created this design using only five fabrics, demonstrating how easy it is to create a small matted and framed quilt. This quilt is featured in my book, Quick Little Landscape Quilts. Click to view detail image larger:
10” x 8” From the Collection of John William Burgreen This quilt is a sample in my book Quick Little Landscape Quilts. It demonstrates how using a light colored tulle in the background as an overlay makes it appear further in the distance. I enjoyed sponging Tsukineko Inks on the waves in the foreground to […]
16″ x 18″ (mat and photo size) 2009 This landscape was created as a workshop sample for a 2010 Alaskan Cruise I taught on. It incorporates five fabrics, and an overlay of tulle. It’s a a wonderful memory quilt for the students on the cruise. It is featured in my book, Quick Little Landscape Quilts.
Alaska Wilderness II
Using the same fabrics as in Alaska Wilderness, I created a smaller version but included more extensive machine embroidery and colored the water with wax pastels. This quilt is featured in my book, Quick Little Landscape Quilts. Save
Escape to the Cape
8” X 10” without mat and frame Winter 2010 I created this quilt as a sample for a kit workshop I taught at International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas, 2010.
Beacon of Hope
24” x 16” outside mat measurement 2009 I created this design as a workshop sample for a New England cruise with Quilt Camp at Sea. I used wax pastels, Tsukineko inks, fabric markers, overlays of Angelina, and textile paint for the embellishments in this design. It is featured in my book, Quick Little Landscape Quilts.
19″ x 16″ with frame 2009 Here is another example of an amazing gift idea for family…..I printed a copy of my granddaughter’s graduation photograph onto computer ready fabric and enhanced it with extensive threadwork and applications of wax pastels and overlays of Angelina. Photograph, courtesy of Cheryl Seek. This quilt is featured in my […]
11″ x 14″ 2009 I created this design for my granddaughter and to demonstrate how easy it is to create a “themed” Quick Little Matted and Framed Landscape Quilt. I printed a photo of my granddaughter, printed it on computer ready fabric, and slipped it into a spring scene along with a clip art image […]
Summer 2010 Tropical Sunset was created as a class sample for a 2011 Mexico Riviera Cruise with Quilt Camp at Sea. The background sky and water for this design was created painting with Tsukineko All Purpose Inks. Extensive threadwork enhances this design. Overlays of fused Angelina add the sheen in the foreground. Save