Monday, September 22, 2014

Raffle Quilt…..Ready to go under the Needle

I spent the morning 

preparing this raffle quilt for machine quilting

505 Spray Baste……the only way to baste for me

Scrappy Binding ready to go…

Extra leftover backing fabric for the hanging sleeve

Love the Glide thread!

Linen for the top thread…

Cream for the bobbin thread…

I decided to quilt my big leaf vine on the vertical rows

 of the quilt with Linen color thread...

After the vines are quilted, 

I will go back in and stitch horizontal lines

between the vines.  This will press down the background 

and make the vines pop out…

Here are some Big Leaf variations from my Sketch Book:

I am always happy to share a bit of inspiration with you!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


Shelley: the Dread Pirate Rodgers said...

Luann, when you do the straight lines between the big leaves, will you start/stop every line at the leaf edge?

I try so very hard to find a continuous line design to quilt because I just really dislike tying and burying all those tail ends. I was taught that was the secure way to deal with stops/starts, rather than stitching in place with teeny-tiny stitches. Sometimes it drives me nuts. :-)

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi Shelly,
I'd rather dig a ditch than stop and start when I am quilting. The only time I stop is when my bobbin thread runs out. I will stitch a line, then echo around the leaf, then stitch back, then stitch a line then echo around the leaf. etc. It would be pure insanity to stop and start with every line….eek! I am with you, it is not fun to tie off and bury threads. I avoid it at all costs.
My Best To You,