Landscapes Quilts Inspired by Photos

Posted by Ruth on 24 September 2015 | 1 Comments

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Susan Brittingham began Mabry Mill quilt in 2011, as she was preparing for a Photos to Quilts class at the Jacksonville Center in Floyd, VA and it was completed in 2012 in time for the "New Works" exhibit at her local Arts Center. Mabry Mill is a local landmark on the Blue Ridge Parkway where Susan took the inspiring photo to help her develop the quilt.

mabry mill quilt by Susan Brittingham

Mabry Mill

Susan has captured the watermill and trees, not to mention the reflections and other details, with such precision. The colors are amazing in this quilt.  

Landscapes are very engaging, but can seem intimidating to construct if they are new to you. The process of creating a landscape involves a number of steps. Working step by step through the process can make the task of creating a landscape much easier. That's exactly what Susan does in her workshop, she breaks down the entire process, step by step, so you can work through it and create a beautiful landscape quilt like hers. 

Inspiring quilts by Susan Brittingham for Landscapes from photo to quilt


About Landscapes from Photo to Quilt: Do you just love landscape quilts, but have no idea how to make one yourself? Explore techniques and strategies you can use to create beautiful quilted landscapes and seascapes. Starting with fabric selection and design planning, Susan will teach you how to translate a sketch or photograph into fabric for a stunning quilt. Learn how to combine various forms of machine appliqué and decorative embellishments to create a unique environment that will intrigue viewers. Quilting strategies specifically suited to landscape quilts will also be covered. Skill level: Intermediate to advanced. Read more...

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  • This medium is ht I've decided to start in the new year. Love it!

    Posted by Angela Bleyhl, 14/10/2015 6:34pm (4 years ago)

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