I'd enrolled in the Craftsy Course Linear Landscape Quilts by Gloria Loughman last year and have been a little nervous about making an art quilt so have procrastinated on working on the class project. I've decided now was the time to get over that fear and just do it. For the painting portion I cut up a white sheet into several sections and painted them following Gloria 's instructions. These pieces became the bottom layer of my project while fabric from my stash are the contours. Despite my worry the project wasn't as difficult as I thought it would be.
Once I had all the sewing and quilting done the final touches included using the ricing technique on the water and tree's on the quilt. Ricing is a Japanese technique of Sashiko where the stitches are the size of rice and are random. I used two different blogs to research this technique. The first was http://fiberartexp.blogspot.com/ and the other was http://www.textileevolution.com/index.php/discussions/fe-book-study-week-17-~-sashiko-and-ricing