Saturday, November 12, 2011

Challenge Quilt.......Quilting the Border

It is time to begin quilting on the borders...

I often use a dry erase board to audition various
quilting motifs...

I am quilting a leafy vine in the border...

I might hyper-quilt the vine.
I will decided after the vine is completely quilted.

I put down a chalk line to help me follow the curve
of the vine:

I also installed the open toe hopping foot on the
Sweet Sixteen......much more visibility than the round foot.

Yeah, I like the vine...
I'll keep at it

We interrupt this quilting program for:

A Scooby Snack break...

Somebody we all know and love is in need
of a little afternoon treat...

How can you resist that face?

Quilting Inspiration:

If you have never been to Patsy's website, you are truly missing out on a lot of Free Motion Quilting FUN !

Check out her Free Motion Tutorials on You Tube.

Tune in tomorrow for more
Challenge Quilt.....Border Quilting.

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

CLICK HERE to view: Challenge Quilt Part 1

CLICK HERE to view: Challenge Quilt Part 2

CLICK HERE to view: Challenge Quilt Part 3

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,


Sheila said...

I love the quilting you have done so far in your border , it will look just gorgeous.

judyc said...

LuAnne, you are an inspiration to all of us. Thank you for sharing your blog on the oregon quilting group.

judyc said...

You are inspirational to all of us. How do you like your new machine?

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi Judy,
I am learning more every day about my new Sweet Sixteen. Long arms are nothing like a conventional sewing machine. They require almost NO bobbin tension compared to my Bernina. That has been the biggest adjustment for me. I have recently learned that a TOWA Bobbin Gauge is a necessity to achieve accurate tension, so I have just ordered one.
With the Sweet Sixteen I have so much room to move the quilt around, that I can concentrate on my quilting instead of manipulating the quilt under the harp of the machine. Yes, I like my new machine very much, especially the little touch screen on the front.
My Best To You,

Robin said...

Great border design and idea of how to audition a design.
The Scooby Snack break was a riot:)

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Oh my! Your quilting is simply amazing! I was going to ask you how you liked your new machine, but I see that you are loving it. I am so tempted. And if you are going to be interupted, that is definitely a face worth being interupted for! I could not deny him anything.

Ann Scott said...

I enjoy your blog, wonderful artwork and your generous sharing! I have owned a HQ Sweet Sixteen for a few years and love it. I'm happy to hear about your use of the open toe foot and this is the first I have heard of the tension gauge. So timely, I just wrote a blog post about keeping my little tension screw driver handy. Sounds like the gauge would be helpful too. Thank you!

LuAnn Kessi said...

Many Thanks Ann for your very kind comments. So glad you are enjoying your S16.
My Best To You,
LuAnn in Oregon