We all love 'sneak peaks' and the "Look Inside" feature that many book sellers offer. This is my 'sneak peak' to you. I've put together a few images and explanations about what you'll find in my book Lovely Landscape Quilts. To date, Quilting Daily and Quilting Arts have given it great reviews so I'll show you those too.
First, I suppose you should know what I look like. Here is the photo Fons and Porter took of me. After spending a day with a photographer and editor setting up shots for the book, we got a little silly. I was having a good time as the pic they snapped of me shows.
|Me - I had a fun day!|
|Quilting Daily book Review|
Let's look inside the book and see what's there.
The first chapter features quilts by other artists - artists who use strips to create their landscapes. These quilts are made by Ann Brauer. (She uses the quilt as you go method)
|Ann Brauer's quilts, Chapter 1. I feature the artwork of 8 other artists in this chapter.|
Chapter 2 is about design and choosing fabrics
|Chapter 2, focal points|
|Chapter 2, choosing fabrics and copyright issues|
Each chapter opens with one of my strip pieced landscape quilts. This photo is of Chapter 3 where I begin to show you how to create various elements like hills, valleys, lakes, and skies by using strips of fabric and angles.
Angles are critical in creating smooth flowing skies and natural hill and mountain shapes. Chapter 3 goes into detail about angles and about creating different elements in your landscape.
|Chapter 3, continued|
|Chapter 4, construction using an easy glue stick in complicated strip sets|
Alas, I forgot to take a photo from this chapter and hubby has his stuff all over the table as he is working at home today.
Real life intrudes on my quilting once again.
The last main chapter is about the quilting itself. Don't we all hate the "quilt as desired" phrase in directions?! I'm guilty as charged for using it in my first book. This book however shows you how to quilt these landscapes in a natural way to augment their beauty.
And another pic from Chapter 6
Lastly, my book as 15 projects to help you learn the technique and directions to recreate these quilts.
|Chapter 6, quilting|
|Chapter 6, quilting|