"My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery

In 2007, I took a landscape class but didn't listen to the teacher and instead did my own thing, hence "my" mountain. This one is about 36 x 41 and has a wide facing instead of binding. It is entirely pieced and raw-edge appliqué. I had the blues for the mountains and water, and the batiks in my stash. I had to go hunting for the tree fabrics and the floral fabric for the rock garden. Getting the correct colors and scale was a miracle!

Elsie Montgomery
Alberta, Canada


Comments

CJ Hines wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Monday, 10 May 2010, 12:56 PM

that is an incredible quilt! What a spectacular job you did.

Pat wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Monday, 10 May 2010, 1:21 PM

Wow, did you ever do a good job on this quilt.  You must have listened sometime to the teacher.  LOL

Judy Johnson wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Monday, 10 May 2010, 1:43 PM

Elsie, this is just marvelous! The sense of perspective is really nice. Sometimes doing your own thing is definitely the right thing.

lheyert@comcast.net wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Monday, 10 May 2010, 2:46 PM

Beautiful!  You did a fantastic job.  I agree, you must have listened to some of what your teacher said.

Kris wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Monday, 10 May 2010, 3:40 PM

Elsie, this is gorgeous. You obviously got the important bit from the teacher. Nice work.

gini wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Monday, 10 May 2010, 4:52 PM

WOW ! elsie, that's incredible     gini

Nana wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Monday, 10 May 2010, 7:04 PM

Wow.  That is breathtaking.  You did a wonderful job on your quilt.

Suzette wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Tuesday, 11 May 2010, 6:03 AM

WOW.  It is absolutly beautiful.  I would like to take a class on Landscaping.  Yours is wonderful

SMMusser wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Tuesday, 11 May 2010, 8:04 AM

It is gorgeous the depth is beautiful Great job

jay-marie wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Tuesday, 11 May 2010, 9:39 AM

What a beautiful quilt you have made is it a view close to you or did you take it from a photograph?

Snowbird Quilter wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Tuesday, 11 May 2010, 9:53 AM

Outstanding!

chocake2 wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Tuesday, 11 May 2010, 1:55 PM

I am in Awe! You are a very talented artist!

Bonnie wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Tuesday, 11 May 2010, 7:29 PM

WOW!!!  What a beautiful quilt Elsie.  Bonnie

Patti wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Wednesday, 12 May 2010, 6:15 AM

So very, very beautiful.  This is the kind of quilt I would like to do someday.  The different shades on the mountain, the trees, flowers.  All is just perfect!

BonnieMac wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Wednesday, 12 May 2010, 9:47 AM

Elsie...the mountain in the background is so realistic -- and the quilting inside the water makes that look like it is moving!   Wow...what a great job!

Pat wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Wednesday, 12 May 2010, 10:28 AM

What a wonderful quilt.  It almost looks like a picture.  Beautiful job.

Pat

Eileen wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Thursday, 13 May 2010, 7:33 AM

Elsie, your quilt is so inviting! Your mountain is breathtaking - thanks for sharing this piece of heaven :-)

Patti wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Thursday, 13 May 2010, 2:07 PM

what a beautiful quilt!!  I could never do that!

Patti

Jean wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Friday, 14 May 2010, 9:25 AM

Elsie,  Love the quilt landscape!  You did a fantastic job.  Who was the teacher?  I took a landscape class by Annette Kennedy and need to finish it yet....you've inspired me to get it back out, thanks for sharing!

Jutta wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Friday, 14 May 2010, 7:33 PM

Wow, this is spectacular. Absolutely stunning! The water with its shading and the mountains look so real. Everything flows so beautifully. I can't believe the details on all the flowers, trees and everything. Wow!

Carla wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Friday, 14 May 2010, 11:13 PM

Fabulous!  Landscape quilts are my favorite.  I'd like to take classes from you!

Joyce Brenden wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Friday, 14 May 2010, 11:29 PM

Elsie--

Your landscape quilt is a true work of art.  

Pamela Windspirit wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Saturday, 15 May 2010, 6:12 PM

After seeing this quilt, I am determined to take a landscaping class.  You did a fabulous job!

Norma wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Monday, 17 May 2010, 11:00 AM

Wow!  You did an incredible job!  Maybe you should teach a landscape class.

dawe_elizabeth@hotmail.com wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Tuesday, 18 May 2010, 3:18 PM

Wow - that is beautiful.  I can see where you found your inspiration to do a Mountain scene living in beautiful Alberta - are you close to the Rockies?

yosanchez wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Wednesday, 19 May 2010, 8:51 AM

That is a beautiful quilt. I wish I could do somthing like that.

Helen Bell wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Wednesday, 19 May 2010, 5:03 PM

awesome job...I love landscape quilts...they are so much fun

Cybrarian wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Wednesday, 19 May 2010, 8:12 PM

What a beautiful work of art, must add this to the LONG list of classes and quilts I want to try!

Edith wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Wednesday, 19 May 2010, 8:58 PM

Amazing landscape quilt.

What a talented lady .

This is something I have never done but hope to some day.

Edith from Ontario Canada

Judy wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Saturday, 22 May 2010, 4:07 PM

Hi there.............That's a fabulous job!!!  Your artistic talents really show.

Pat Cinardo wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Sunday, 23 May 2010, 8:20 AM

Awesome!

judi wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Sunday, 23 May 2010, 10:31 AM

This is a beautiful piece of artistry.  I have always been intrigued by landscaping quilts, but have never tried it.  I will put that on my "to try" list.  You did a wonderful job.

Marilyn wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Monday, 24 May 2010, 4:55 PM

Elsie:  This is beautiful.  What mountain is that?  I've always wanted to tackle one of these but haven't had the time or nerve yet.

Marilyn

Elsie wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Tuesday, 25 May 2010, 5:45 PM

The mountain is one randomly photographed in the Rockies. It could have a name, but it didn't occur to me to record it at the time. I fished it out of my pile of mountain pictures and used it to inspire this quilt.

I'm so encouraged by all your comments! I've lots of ideas so should get off here and get quilting!

Karen Kolodziejczak wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Tuesday, 25 May 2010, 10:36 PM

This quilt is absolutely awe inspiring!!!!!

mjosiem wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Monday, 31 May 2010, 8:11 PM

This is so lovely!  You chose wonderful fabrics, the values are spot on.  Congratulations, and thanks for sharing.

Barb Montgomery wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Thursday, 10 June 2010, 5:58 AM

WOW!! It's just amazing.  A sure blue ribbon winner.

Anne wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Thursday, 17 June 2010, 5:41 AM

Elsie, I could not believe my eyes, this is so wonderful.

quilts4all wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Thursday, 17 June 2010, 12:49 PM

This is an absolutely gorgeous quilts, so realistic looking.  It looks like I should be able to take a walk and head towards that mountain.  JOB WELL DONE.

Jaci Emerson wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Friday, 2 July 2010, 11:19 AM

Absolutely stunning!  You are a true fabric artist!

Jill Whitford wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Sunday, 18 July 2010, 4:38 PM

What a great job!  Landscape quilts are next on my list to learn-seeing yours really got me inspired!

Glenrose wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Tuesday, 27 July 2010, 6:04 AM

SPECTACULAR!  Great job!

Tammy wrote re: "My Mountain" by Elsie Montgomery
on Friday, 17 September 2010, 8:40 PM

Very Nice Work. It is beautiful

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