Joyce R. Becker has written a series of books that teach amazing techniques for landscape quilts. In Beautiful Landscape Quilts, Becker includes instructional photographs demonstrating her techniques in greater detail. She covers everything from digital images to surface design, as well as the basics of tools, fabric selection, and design process. Becker’s stunning quilt projects featuring mountains, water, forests, and winter scenes are dissected to show how she achieved the final result. Some of the ideas she offers I have used to great advantage, like tulle overlays. I used a blue tulle on a quilt to give it a misty look and to tone down the fabric colors. She used strips of tulle to create the effect of sunlight through trees in Fantasy Forest. Becker uses spray adhesive for fussy cut fabric pieces, which allows for repositioning. She shows how to make needle lace and to use batting for water details. Readers learn about the various pencils, pens, and fabric dyes available for shading and highlighting your project. Quilts made by students who employed her techniques are shared along with their inspiration. Becker includes seven projects to try, each with its materials and supply list, cutting instructions, templates and construction steps. The projects include mountain scenes, garden scenes, a lake scene, a floral quilt, winter trees, and ocean scenes. There are a lot of great ideas in this book. I am sure it will inspire you to make your own landscape quilts! I know it inspires me! I received a free ebook from the publisher through Edelweiss. My review is fair and unbiased.
Beautiful Landscape Quilts
Simple Steps to Successful Fabric Collage; 50+ Tips for Professional Results
The ultimate toolbox for designing landscape quilts
Anyone can quilt stunning scenery—from brand new art quilters to veteran artists looking to learn new tricks and techniques! Explore methods for transferring photographs to fabric, utilizing panels, free-motion quilting, and binding or framing your wall quilts like a pro. The book includes a gallery of landscape quilts and 50 tips for success from Joyce Becker and other featured designers—from avoiding pitfalls to professional secrets. How-to photos and complete instructions will guide you along the way, along with a half-dozen projects to get you started.
- Design realistic landscape quilts with Joyce Becker’s best-kept secrets
- Finish art quilts three ways—with binding, facing, matting, or framing
- Includes an inspirational gallery from well-known artists and picturesque projects to get you started