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Accidental Landscapes™: Mountain Views

Karen Eckmeier


Here’s another surprisingly simple quilted scene using Karen’s layered topstitching technique. Gentle rolling hills of green fabric strips combine with distant peaks to create peaceful vistas. Include a lake or a field of wildflowers. The variations are endless! You will also learn how to add Angelina fibers to your landscape to give it sparkle. (I will provide free samples of white Angelina fiber for each student)

Finished size: approx. 9” x 12” without borders (size varies)

To view color photos of this workshop go to pages 8-13 and 50-51 in the Accidental Landscapes book.


·         Sky: ¼ yard “dramatic” fabric with clouds, or sun, or a hand-painted fabric. The sky fabric sets the mood for you entire scene, so be sure you love it!

·         Rolling Hills: ¼ yard 5-7 greens gradated from light to dark (look for small scale prints – not necessarily “landscape” fabrics. For example: irregular stripes, random dots, mottled, etc.

·         Distant Mountains:  scraps or 1/8 yard of white, gray, medium purple, or gray blue

·         Wildflowers (optional): ¼ yard small scale floral that look like growing flowers

·         Lake/River: use the fabric you selected for your sky

·         Outer Border: ¼ yard your choice – dark neutrals, such as black, brown and gray work nicely as borders. They act as picture frames or a window frame to surround the scene.


·         Sewing Machine (Featherweights are fine)

·         Rotary cutter, ruler, and mat

·         Iron and ironing pad (mini iron will work)

·         Threads for topstitching – select threads to match fabrics or use variegated threads

·         Neutral thread for bobbin

·         Fabric scissors

·         Pins (I recommend the long flower head pins)

·         Fabric glue

·         Ruler for rotary cutting borders

·         Large Quilter’s Square for squaring piece (only if you already own one)

·         Book: Accidental Landscapes $21.95 – highly recommended!

 Most students get to the quilting stage in the 6 hour workshop, please bring the following:

(not necessary for the 3 hour workshop)

1.       Threads for quilting (machine or  hand)

2.       Needles for machine quilting or hand quilting

3.       100% cotton batting (approx. 18” x 22”) + half yard fabric for backing

4.       “Walking Foot” and/or Darning Foot for Machine quilting

5.       Pins for Basting (for tiny quilts like these, pins are great)