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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Sketch Book......Vine Designs

The 2013 July issue of

includes an article about 

my Quilting Sketch Book

5 Page article with photos

and diagrams to inspire your own

sketch book of quilt designs

Here are a few designs on a vine:

1.....basic vine shape

2.....Curls added to vine

3.....Leaves added to vine

4.....Plumes, leaves curls added to vine

5....Leaves added to vine

6.....Plumes added....looks like feather now

Photos from the Flower Beds:

California Poppies growing off the patio out back

I lugged the heavy bear statue 

home from the antique store

Coleus in the flower bed out front

Orange Gerber Daisy

Climbing Rose on the patio out back

Wild Cucumber.......lots of FUN!

You are welcome to use my photography

in your personal art work if you are inspired.

CLICK HERE to view my online sketch book

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


  1. Hi LuAnn......I look forward to reading about your sketches in the new issue of MQU.....I just clicked onto your Quilt sketches.....will have to make time one day...grab a cuppa and check out your work.....Cathy

  2. Hi - love the article. I've already started a sketch book today !

  3. Congratulations on the article, what fun. Your garden photos are wonderful.
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

  4. Glad you are all enjoying the sketch book inspiration. Pauline, be sure to keep your sketch book out where you can see it. You will be more tempted to draw in it. You are welcome to go to my online sketch book and practice designs you see there. Eventually, your designs will become your own, but maybe my designs will give you a jumping off point in your sketch book.
    My Best to All of You,
    LuAnn in Oregon

  5. Congratulations LuAnn. Got my e version yesterday so can't wait to sit and read your article.

  6. Congratulations LuAnn! Perhaps this will be my first issue??? I subscribed not long ago and can't wait to get my first copy! I've been admiring your work for a long time and it's because of you that I maintain a sketch book! Thank you for the inspiration!

  7. LuAnn, I am thrilled to have found your blog and Pinterest sites. Thank you for all the inspiration you offer.
    I am so very glad you took the bear statue home. I just love it!