Sunday, June 30, 2013

Sketch Book....Wandering Vine Background Fill

I call this design

Wandering Vine...

I stitch it into the background areas of a quilt

and just let it wander all over the place!

I start by chalking out a vine line on the fabric...

Then I stitch out leaves and curls...

on both sides of the vine

By adding the leaves and curls to both sides

at the same time as you travel up the vine,

you eliminate any back tracking later on.

When you reach the end of your chalk line,

just chalk more and continue stitching

until your background is filled up.

Here is Wandering Vine stitched onto a Quilt:

Woven Sunshine Quilt

You can see the chalk line...if you look close

You wander all over with your stitching

until the background is completely filled in.

CLICK HERE to view: Woven Sunshine Quilt

When we work cattle

we separate the cows and calves:

The cows bawl to have their babies back...

You know the commercial about the baby back ribs?

Can you hear the tune?

I want my baby back, baby back, baby back

I want my baby back, baby back, baby back

I sing that to the cows when they are in the corral.

This is my favorite cow...

she is not happy about being separated from her calf

 These girls want their babies back...

...and they mean business!

It takes a few hours to get

 the cows and calves worked,

but by the end of the day they pair up

 and go back out to pasture together.

Gunnr is so glad to have the sunshine back here

in Western Oregon...

But.....I think he needs a pair of sunglasses!

We are in the middle of cutting hay right now,

so I have scheduled a few blog posts

so you won't miss us while we are in the hay fields.

This is where I will be until hay season is over...

Enjoy your Summer!

CLICK HERE to view my online Sketch Book

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


Cowtown Quilts said...

Your cows are giving you the evil eye. LOL!

Mary said...

Luann, where have you been all my quilting life?!? I havd been sketching like a fiend since I first laid eyes on your article. You have opened up a whole new world to me. Thanks so much for sharing your talent.

Love your pictures of the cattle, too!

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi Mary,

So glad you are inspired by the sketches. Yes, they are addictive. I just counted and I have 6 sketch books laying around the house and 1 in every vehicle we have. Sometimes just seeing a sketch book, invites me to open it up and get busy.
The blogland is amazing....we can all share and inspire one another!

My Best To You,

LuAnn Kessi