Monday, May 02, 2011

Accidental Landscape

So much fun! Karen Eckmeier taught her accidental landscapes class at my guild recently, and I made this.
It's not quite finished -- I want to tack down the wave so it looks like it's breaking on the rock, and I think I want a little more embellishment before I quilt it. Can you see the one sailboat off in the distance? I think I may put another set of boulders into the border, too, not quite sure yet.

Karen's technique is really fun and improvisational. You can control what your landscape will end up looking like, but you can also just play around until something serendipitous happens -- or do any combination in between. Karen also has a clever way to make a wavy inner border, which you can see on my friend Mary's blog, Comfy Quilts and A Good Book.

15 comments:

Toni said...

Cheri, I LOVE IT!! What a wonderful project and I bet the class was great too!

floribunda... aka Julie said...

I had a fun "villages" class with Karen a couple of years ago... Of course I still need to finish quilting the thing!

jillytacy said...

This is gorgeous! I love the fabrics and including the lace was genius All I can say is WOW!! I want to do this someday.

Mary Mc said...

It looks sooo nice! Your border fabric is wonderful too.

Angie said...

It is gorgeous!! I just love it---I want to make one too. :)

Mary said...

It looks great, I have her villages book and this one too but haven't made a quilt yet.

Maggie Szafranski said...

Your landscape looks great! That was such a fun class! And Karen won a prize down at Paducah this year!

LC said...

Oh, this is very nice. Great composition and colors. The sky fabric is perfect!

Rosalyn Manesse said...

Now isn't that a quilt adventure.

Sandra said...

This is wonderful! Love the tiny sailboat on the horizon. Can't wait to see how you will quilt it.

Finn said...

What a great accidental landscape! Love it, especially the sailboat!! I'll have to check out your friends blog for that wavy piecing. Hugs, Finn

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em's scrapbag said...

What a fun landscape quilt! I love the sailboat and the wave.

Barb said...

That is one amazing quilt....It just invites you in....so can I go for a swim?

Ulla's Quilt World said...

Hi! Greetings from Finland! Your quilts are so fantastic! I really love them! It’s so nice to find other quilters all around the world!