I was also very excited to receive a copy of Gail's wonderful new book 'Patchwork Loves Embroidery Too' which, I have had on order for some time and have been eagerly awaiting. There are some seriously lovely projects inside!!
There were also a couple of other books that I had on order which arrived this week too. For some little while now I have been thinking about trying to make a miniature landscape quilt. I think I may have been enticed by the beautiful miniature landscape projects I have seen produced by my friend Sheila who blogs at 'Sheila's Quilt World'. I have always loved them but, I also recently discovered a miniature landscape tutorial on YouTube by quilt designer 'Karen Eckmeier'. The tutorial looked so straightforward I was determined to have a go but, not before I also ordered two books written by Karen. 'Happy Villages' and 'Accidental Landscapes'. They arrived this week and they are lovely!
With all this new inspiration to hand, how could I not try a miniature landscape? So, I had a go. Here is my first attempt. I didn't have my normal selection of fabrics available as I wasn't at home (where my stash is) so my fabric choices may well be a little different the next time round.
Overall though, I am pleased with the result. I have added one border and, I will be adding another outer border as well as some machine quilting to add a bit more texture to it. I am really looking forward to seeing it develop.