Saturday, June 29, 2013

My Quilting Sketch Book.....Background Fill

This background fill design is a lot of FUN!

Here it is drawn out with tight curls...

Here....the lines are less curly

Here the curls vary from large to small in size

This background fill was made popular by

Here it is stitched out onto one of my Quilts:

This in-progress image looks so yummy!

The curvy quilting lines help soften the square blocks

The green borders are stitched out in a larger scale

than the interior of the quilt...

CLICK HERE to view this Quilt

Karen has a book and DVD if you are interested in

learning this style of quilting.

More flowers from the back yard:

Pink Star Lily

Star Lilies......after the rain

Red Star Lily

You are welcome to use these images

in your personal art work if you like.

The view out the back door.....inspiring!

CLICK HERE to view my online Sketch Book

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


Elley Z said...

Just wanted to drop a note and say "THANK YOU" for all the machine quilting inspiration that you share with us all. You are my go-to person for quilting ideas - especially as I use a domestic machine and not a long arm. All of your designs are doable!! I don't comment very often, but visit a lot! It would be grand fun to be neighbors - we also have a small farm, though I definitely do not have your beautiful flowers!!!

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi Elley,
Many thanks for your kind comments! So glad you are enjoying the quilting sketches. I machine quilted on a domestic machine with a 7 inch throat for 25 years, so that is why my designs are so suitable for small machines. This is my second year with my Sweet Sixteen sit down long arm and I do appreciate the extra space to move the quilt, but I still move the quilt myself, so will continue to develop quilting designs for this purpose. My Best To You!
LuAnn in Oregon

Linda E in AZ said...

I so enjoy your blog, both the flowers and the quilting! Thanks so much for sharing.

LuAnn Kessi said...

You are so welcome Linda!
This blog land is wonderful....we can share so much inspiration with each other.

Have FUN with your Quilting,

LuAnn Kessi

Tamera said...

I love your blog SO much! It is always so inspiring. The times I only have time to check on one or two of my favorite blogs, yours is always at the top of the list.

I especially like the sketch book posts!

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi Tamera,

So glad to share a bit of inspiration with you!

Enjoy your summer,

LuAnn Kessi

Homemother said...

Hi LuAnn - thanks again for posting wonderful pictures! I was wondering what kind of batting you use. Your designs stand out so nicely - mine usually look flat. BTW - thanks for posting sketches. I need to pick up my sketch book again so that I don't loose the FMQ memory between quilts. It will be a while before the next one is ready to FMQ!!!

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hello Homemother,

Thanks for your comments. I use lots of different battings depending on the project. For my personal bed quilts I like wool batting best. The quilting stands out beautifully on wool. When the quilt is folded for storage, the wool doesn't get crease lines as easily as cotton batt. Plus, wool is cool in the summer and warm in the winter when the quilt is on the bed.
For wall quilts that must lie flat and straight, cotton is a better choice. I even like the new green batting for wall quilts, they lie very flat, straight and no wavy edges when hanging on the wall.

My Best To You,
LuAnn in Oregon