Paola Zanda – Country – Landscape

Lavaux terraced vineyards

Switzerland is a small country, with various landscapes go from the Alps to the plains to lakes, rivers and cities. Among all these possibilities, it was difficult for me to choose the theme for this challenge.
I found a design of the Lavaux terraced vineyards that are Unesco world heritage site since 2007. From that, I started my quilt. I decided to keep the autumn palette for the landscape.
The technique is appliqué and freehand quilted.

Commercial cotton or satin cotton fabrics painted with Procion MX colours.
Sewing and embroidery thread.

Detail View


  1. Beautiful, lovely warm colours. Well done.

  2. Love the colour palette and the mood of this place. Wouldn’t mind to taste this vine 🙂

  3. carolinehiggs

    This is stunning, the autumn colours work so well. You have captured the Swiss landscape so beautifully, I love it.

  4. I love your colours and shape. Its so beautiful. Well done.

  5. Beautiful. Love the Autumn colours and your attention to detail.

  6. Paola your piece is so real that I could imagine myself driving in the area ! your composition is perfect and the choice of warm autumn colours a cherry on the cake ! bravo !

  7. Maryte Collard

    The scene is very realistic and beautiful. I am amazed with your attention to details and dens quilting! You are a amazing!

  8. studiociboulette

    I love your colour palette and it reminds me of a Valloton painting. Beautiful!

  9. Beautiful colours and I love the very little village in the distance. Wonderful composition.

  10. What a perfect rendition of a most beautiful region! Love the colours and the total composition, the quilting is also beautiful! Well done.

  11. Great use of color! This is my favorite color pallete.

  12. joanbrailsford

    Beautiful warm colours and the design depicts the terraced vineyards so well. A lovely detailed piece

  13. A lovely piece made in beautiful colours.

  14. A lovely autumnal composition with beautiful and vibrant colors. Love all the dense stitching and details of the vineyards and surrounding landscape. Well done!

  15. Beautiful now you created the terraced vineyards. Lovely colours too!

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