Made for sloth in the mini art quilt swap 8. My partner is a pretty quirky gal, I knew I had to make her something strange and wondrous. I hope I succeeded.
It's strip or string piecing with one side of the strip overlapped and the other left raw.
I visually divided the panel up into 3 and fit the colours for each scene in.
Using sticky dissolvable solvy over the top, sketched some lines and sewed all over to hold the strips in place. The solvy washes away afterwards.
Added the sun and birds, mountains & cacti, a campfire to each panel using double sided fusible web.
I used the fusible web to add a layer of felt inside instead of batting so it would all start out and stay relatively flat since it's supposed to hang and I didn't want it wavy at all. I fused the felt on both sides, to the front panel and the backing fabric on the other side.
Divided the panels with strips of black then bound it all with dark brown.
Some of the quilting was done before adding detail, some afterwards.
Zig zag stitching to give the cacti spikiness.
The campfire is my favourite scene. The tree silhouettes are sketched in thread by machine.
There are 5 magnets hidden inside the quilt and one on the back of the jackelope so he can be positioned in each scene. Jackelope is an image found online (I have since lost the info about the source, terrible me!) and printed onto fabric.
The magnets are those really strong ones so as you hold Jack and circle round the quilt looking for them he pretty much jumps out of your hand into the spot when he gets close enough. That was so fun to do
ETA: each scene was heavily inspired by other landscape quilts I found online.