So now I will begin to finish my Isle of Skye landscape quilt. This quilt was started in the summer of 2005 when I took a class at Quilt University with Susan Brittingham. This was my first attempt at making a landscape quilt and was based on a photo we took the when we were on vacation in Scotland. I think I struggled with everything up to where I stopped working on it.
I had a hard time picking a sky fabric. I had a hard time picking a water fabric. I had a hard time picking the distant mountain fabrics. At first I had too much contrast in the land directly behind the houses. I was so used to making patch quilts where you want contrast between the fabrics. I found out that you don’t necessarily want that much contrast in a landscape quilt.
I think I did the cliffs without too much difficulty which was certainly surprising. So I was working along fine until I got to the ground in front of the houses. I stalled on the quilt and it has hung on my design wall ever since.
My goal this summer is to finish it. So I will be starting to work on it on Monday. I will actually fill in details on the cliffs that I have not completed yet and add windows, etc to the houses before I start the foreground. I will post as I go along so you can see my progress and check to make sure that I am working on my New Year’s Resolution.