Landscape Quilting Fabrics

“The Ground Work”

Landscape quilting fabrics can be used to make quilts in a few different ways.

The two ways that the landscape material is usually incorporated are:

  1. Applique to deepen a themed scene
  2. Ordinary piecing like any other quilt

We’ll go over how to incorporate this type of material using these two methods.

Applique

The material itself has a scenery motif to it that allows you to build a quilting design that can freeze an image into the top of your quilt.

How do you do this?

By having the landscape fabric be the background.

Think of it like this:

Then find some material that has an object or objects that you can place into the scene.

In this instance of using the marshland as an example of background, we could place some wildlife.  You can do this by cutting the wildlife out of their fabric and appliqué them into place.

Using this method is a wonderful way of using landscape snippet quilting.  It’s relatively fast and easy to do.

Piecing

Piecing your top together using a fabric that has this type of image as the print can link the rest of your quilting fabrics into a theme.

We once made a picnic quilt for someone else.  It was just an 8’ x 8’ square quilt to take with them when their family went to the park.

The prints that were used for it were three different fabrics that had yellow sunflowers, green tie-dye, and green vining leaves.

The landscape fabric with the vining leaves helped to tie the other two prints together.  If fact, without it, the other fabrics wouldn’t have worked well together.

Use your own artistic eye when picking out fabrics. You know what works well together and what doesn’t.  Trust your instincts.

Wrap Up

Landscape quilting fabrics are wonderful to use in your quilts.  Whichever method that is used to incorporate them in your design will help you create a masterpiece.  Try them and we would love to hear about your experience.

Until next time.

Happy quilting,

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