Recently my niece, Fran, and I were going through fabrics at a quilt shop deciding which ones work well for fabric landscapes. It helped me realize what a wide variety of striped fabrics are available and how well they 'let the fabric do the work for you'. (Hover over picture to see slide show.) Here are some of my pieces in which I have used striped fabrics: the bamboo trunks and water in the first one, the sky in the second and third. Each sky is one whole piece of fabric.