Painted Landscape or Two!

I painted a little yesterday using my old quilt hoop (as the stretcher frame) and the Jacquard Textile Colors. The plan was, and still is, to do a bit of machine embroidery over the painting, then sandwich it and add some MeAnndering (aka free-motion quilting). But after I took the fabric out of the hoop to press it I realized my horizon line was just about smack in the middle of the painting and that doesn’t work for me.

Now the plan is to make two smaller pieces… YES, twice the fun!

I’m off to add a bit more dimension with machine embroidery. I’ll share that in the next post. In the meantime I’m linking up here to Nina-Marie at Creations… where she post wonderful content and shares links for other talented and inspiring quilt and fiber artists.

By Ann Scott

I started sewing and designing using fabric, thread, and paper when I was a child. I taught myself to make quilts, at first not following the "rules," then watched some experts, learned the rules, and made many hand quilted and appliqued quilts. I spent years focusing on miniature landscape quilts. Now I am a fiber and mixed media artist and that encompasses everything I have a passion for. I have taught, lectured, and my work have show nationally and internationally, some pieces have been published.


  1. Oops, I’ve done that with a horizon line. I think your save will work well, and give you two works, not just one. And thanks for the tip about another use for my old quilting hoop.

  2. I’m glad I helped you find use for those old hoops! I was filming while painting and when there is all of that video stuff to think about, the art sometimes goes amiss.

  3. I kind of liked the horizon line smack in the middle of the artwork because the view seemed to be from binoculars or some other instrument through which one might easily place the scenery in that particular orientation. If you created another, similar work, you could have framed them together (matted in black … or in two round, black frames hung side-by-side) and titled it Field Glasses or something similar. Of course, cutting the two will result in lovely work that highlights your talent. Best of luck and thank you for the comment on my blog. Susan

  4. I kind of liked the horizon line smack in the middle of the scene. The view appeared as if through a pair of binoculars or other device. If you created another, similar piece, the two could have been framed together with a black mat (or presented separately inside round, black frames and hung side-by-side) and together titled “Field Glasses” or something similar. Of course, your solution does create two, lovely works highlighting your talents. I just like thought-provoking titles! LOL! Great work and thank you for the comment on my recent blog post. Susan (PS This is the second time I’ve tried to leave this comment … just in case the first one actually does come through!)

  5. Thank you, Susan. I appreciate your input. I like the binoculars idea and clever title too! I love visiting your blog – your creations are so wonderful and unique. (P.S. Sorry there was trouble with posting here; Your fist one did come in).

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