Monday, August 24, 2015

Fantasy Fish......Quilting



It's time to get the fish backgrounds...

under the needle



Auditioning Quilting Threads...






I've decided to go with shiny threads...






Rayons...






Metallics...
















Let's get this party started!






I am quilting soft, wavy lines to emulate the water...






I have 4 different backgrounds to quilt...






Rather than free motion quilt...

I am using a walking foot today.










I am assembly line sewing the backgrounds...

There are less thread color changes that way.




I think I better stop...

the backgrounds have plenty of stitching on them:


Background 1






Background 2






Background 3






Background 4






Time to fuse the fish...






The press works nicely to fuse down the fish






Here they are ready for the next step...






After I topstitch on the fish...

I will need to dream up a border/edge treatment.

More to come...







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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


5 comments:

Michele Bilyeu said...

I visit your blog from my cell phone and it hasn't let me leave comments lately, but oh..I have SO enjoyed your fish series!! Growing up in Alaska with uncles as commercial fisherman..yes, I know you don't like to eat fish ;-)...fish have always been a part of my life. Two brothers even work for the Alaskan Dept of Fish and Game. And while I do eat fish, I so much rather do what you do with them. This has been an amazing art series. Your fabric and background auditions..all of it, just fabulous! Your ability to give to others is what I admire and love the most! Hurrah for you in all ways !!!

Vicki W said...

Oh, I need to get myself a studio crow! It's my favorite bird and makes a wonderful model.

Betsy said...

Ok a couple of questions. Is the bird real?
How do you make the curvy lines with a walking foot?
Are you making a quilt or just small quilts?
No book today, but I enjoyed looking at your fishies

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi Betsy,

I wish the Raven was real, but he’s not. He is a souvenir I brought home from Yellowstone Park a few years ago. He is a great muse in the Thread Shed.

Curvy lines are easily done with a walking foot….just wiggle the fabric back and forth as you stitch…..it will make curves. I like to hold the edge of the fabric and move it side to side, rather than keeping my hands on each side of the needle and guiding it that way as we normally do.


LuAnn Kessi
kessi@pioneer.net
http://luannkessi.blogspot.com
https://www.pinterest.com/luannkessi/

LuAnn Kessi said...

Hi Becky,

Many thanks for your kind comments. So glad you are getting a bit of inspiration from the blog.

My Best To You,

LuAnn Kessi
kessi@pioneer.net
http://luannkessi.blogspot.com
https://www.pinterest.com/luannkessi/