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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

WIP - lakescape / hope in progress

 Please allow me alittle bit of shameless self promotion today :-) I just finished this Lakescape pattern which is modeled after Lake Champlain but could really be any lake with mountains in the background.
You can buy the pattern with detailed tutorial - perfect for a beginner to learn the freezer paper turned under applique technique for landscape art quilts on craftsy here or my etsy shop here.
Both are available for immediate download so you can get started today!

You can add whatever novelty fabrics you wish to make it your own - this one is for a camper - is that an outhouse on the left there?

Or for someone that likes to canoe - the size can be varied as well. The framing border can be cut anywhere from 13 1/2 inches to 15 or 16" - depends on how much "stuff" you want to add. Buttons, ribbon, lace could also be added - you could really get creative with this pattern.

Ok, so that's my finish - now on to the WIP's

This is a zentangle (or should I say quilttangle) for the project hope on flickr that sandi and sandy from the podcast fame - quilting for the rest of us and quilt cabana started. I have quilted the foundation lines and started some of the fillers, using Leah Day's designs for inspiration.

And I'm trying to make some cupcake pincushions to sell at the Vermont Quilt Festival in June. They are mostly hand work, sitting on the couch time. I'm using my felted wool from the "wool haul" that I scored last month. I will put some pearl headed pins in them to make it look like sprinkles. and I'm experimenting with using the tops of laundry detergent for the base so they will stand up better.

So many projects! So little time!


  1. Your landscape is lovely! And you are right, change it up and make it yours! So versatile.

  2. Lovely! I hear you about the time thing! I certainly don't want less projects, so I'll just wish for more time. :)

  3. Those landscapes are so cool! I love improv piecing but I've never seen it used in a window-like form like that! Beautiful!