"Prairie" Landscape Quilt by Nancy ZiemanLandscape quilting breaks many quilting rules. It’s okay to cut inaccurately, in fact, it’s often recommended. Glue sticks are used instead of pins, and the pattern is not a pattern at all, just a photo! Natalie Sewell taught me her spontaneous technique many years ago, and I haven’t stopped quilting since. She’s back to give simple techniques on Beginning Landscape Quilting Part 3 on Sewing With Nancy. 

Beginning landscape Quilting Natalie Sewell and Nancy Zieman

After making hundreds of landscape quilts, Natalie has learned to fine-tune the process. In this series we’re focusing on specific elements within scenes. In the quilt, Prairie, you’ll see distant and close-up coneflowers. Designing a scene such as this might seem daunting, yet you’ll soon learn how you too can become a landscape quilter.

In Beginning Landscape Quilting Part 3, we share how to create the flowers in this prairie scene.

Landscape Quilt by Nancy Zieman

"Prairie" Landscape Quilt by Nancy Zieman

You’ll see how Natalie and I select fabrics, creatively cut blooms, and accent flowers with fabric markers.
Beginning Landscape Quilting by Nancy Zieman

Beginning Landscape Quilting by Nancy Zieman

Beginning Landscape Quilting by Nancy Zieman

Beginning Landscape Quilting by Nancy Zieman

In Beginning Landscape Quilting Part 3we also share how to create mountains. I used two inspirational photos to create my quilt titled Rocky Mountain Summer.

Nancy Zieman's Landscape Quilt

Nancy Zieman's Landscape Quilt

Rocky Mountain Summer by Nancy Zieman's Landscape Quilt

Hand dyed fabrics, permanent fabric markers, and oil pastels are the needed elements to create the majestic mountain in fabric. See how we select fabrics, cut mountain shapes, and shade with permanent markers/oil pastels.

Beginning Landscape Quilting by Nancy Zieman

Beginning Landscape Quilting by Nancy Zieman

Beginning Landscape Quilting by Nancy Zieman

In the Beginning Landscape Quilting book, we share quilting and finishing tips for machine basting, layering, stippling, binding, and more.

Beginning Landscape Quilting by Nancy Zieman and Natalie Sewell

Watch Beginning Landscape Quilting, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 on Sewing With Nancy online.

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Beginning Landscape Quilting Natalie Sewell & Nancy Zieman

Now that you’ve seen how easy it is to dive into landscape quilting, which season would you most like to capture in landscape quilt imagery? Leave your answer in the comment section below for a chance to win a copy of Beginning Landscape Quilting. One winner will be randomly selected.

Beginning Landscape Quilting Book by Nancy Zieman and Natalie Sewell from TVs Sewing With Nancy

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