Another Quilt Finished

Oh goody, I have a quilt completed in February – my landscape that’s been in the works almost all of 2014. It began with a photo I took in 2012 of the tidal salt marsh beside the Annapolis Royal gardens in Nova Scotia. The photo isn’t much, but I loved the tall gate that divided the marsh from the gardens.

I’ve dragged this project through online courses on series and landscapes, and have plans to do the same landscape at different times of the year.

Tidal_marshI used Vikki Pignatelli’s turned under curved edge method for most of it, with fused raw edge applique for the grasses and gate. It is free motion quilted (just don’t look too closely at it) and finished with Gloria Loughman’s binding method. It’s described in her book Radiant Landscapes.

Tidal_marsh_detail_left_sideLeft side of landscape

Tidal_marsh_water_skyWater and sky

Tidal_marsh_detail_right_sideRight side

Tidal Salt Marsh, Annapolis Royal, finished size 14.5 by 32 inches.

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21 responses to “Another Quilt Finished

  1. Phyllis Fitzgerald

    Wonderful landscape beautifully executed. As an aside, we were fortunate to have Gloria Loughman here in St. John’s, Nl in Sept. 2014 for workshops, she’s a wonderful teacher. I would recommend her on line workshop to you . It’s on Craftsy.com. I did it as well,learned a lot.

  2. This is wonderful. I love how you have been able to create movement with the shapes and colors and to capture the feel of the place. It will be really interesting to see the series and how both the place and your techniques change.

  3. I love this quilt! It brings back memories of a place from my childhood. It’s so awesome when art connects like that. Thank you for sharing that with all of us.

  4. It is vibrant and soothing at the same time. I love the way you moved the red around. I think that gives it that sparkle that captures the eye for a long time. I love the grasses too!

  5. I love it and it would be cool to see it as a seasonal series.

    • Thanks. The sky is just about the last bit of a gradient I bought from you a while ago. I want to do a winter version with a gray, stormy sky; as well as a spring version with a clear blue sky. I guess that leaves summer with some sort of a showy sunset or sunrise sky.

  6. Congratulations. The movement the grasses add makes a huge difference in creating a living scene here — a good lesson to think about. Thanks.

    • Thanks. I had originally thought of using big stitch embroidery for the grasses, but then I found that fabric in my stash. I didn’t do hand work over the fabric because of the stiffness of the fusing material.

  7. jennyklyon

    Just beautiful! And the binding adds a nice touch too.

  8. Judy

    Gorgeous! Must enter in show!

  9. You finished it! It’s wonderful–I love the grasses! The plan to do this location at different seasons sounds interesting–and it would chronicle your development in this type of quilting, right?

    • Thanks for the kind words. I have another version of this scene drafted, but I realized the other day that it’s a lot bigger, 50 inches wide. That means I’ll need to create extra wide sky fabric so there’s not a seam to spoil the illusion. I think the next version will be in spring.

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