More Sweep Doodles-Leaves

Sweep Doodles, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters and Doodlers!

Today is a doodle day!

Last time we had Doodle Class, we were working on one of the essential quilt doodles,  The Sweep

Once you are comfortable with basic right and left Sweeps,

Add on to the Sweep here

Be sure to review both of these lessons before beginning today’s lesson.

THE SWEEP BECOMES A LEAF

Sweep Doodles, Lori Kennedy

To make this lovely leaf,

Begin by doodling the basic sweep (lower of the two doodles below)

Then “Sweep” back-from right to left with a shallow “sweep”.

Sweep Doodles, Lori KennedyWhen you combine the two lines…they make a leaf.

Sweep Doodles, Lori KennedyOnce you feel comfortable with the right leaf,

Doodle a page of left leaves.

Sweep Doodles, Lori Kennedy

Start with the lower doodle and add the upper doodle from the photo below….

Sweep Doodles, Lori KennedyRepeat several Leaves to create a vine.

Sweep Doodles, Lori KennedyNext, alternate right and left leaves for a new design.

Sweep Doodles, Lori Kennedy

For more detail, add a loop inside each leaf…

Sweep Doodles, Lori KennedyAnd alternate right and left to create this gorgeous vine.

Sweep Doodles, Lori KennedyAny one of these motifs would be perfect for a quilt border.

Choose YOUR favorite and go right to the sewing machine!

Leaf-LOVE,

Lori

Tomorrow:  Let’s ALL share tips for quilting The Big Quilt on The Little Machine–Open Line Friday!

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

Sunflower Sampler-Finishing the Background

Sunflower Sampler, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

I’m so happy to hear how enthusiastic you all have been about our Sunflower Samplers!  Seems many of you are experiencing great success!  So let’s continue right along by finishing the background.

(Find all of the previous Sunflower Sampler lessons HERE)

Today we are going to complete the background fills.

DESIGN CONTRAST

Fill the background with alternating Curvy and Straight motifs.  

Alternating curvy and straight motifs gives the design contrast–Read more about Design Contrast HERE.

Contrast makes each section more visible.

Sunflower Sampler, Lori Kennedy

Try Starry Night

Starry Night-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Sunflower Sampler, Lori Kennedy

And The Oyster Shell

 

Oyster Shell Free Motion Quilting

Sunflower Sampler, Lori Kennedy

Sunflower Sampler, Lori Kennedy

Then fill in the remaining sections with zig zag quilting.

 

Sunflower Sampler, Lori Kennedy

And Straight Line Quilting
Sunflower Sampler, Lori Kennedy

Doesn’t that look FABULOUS???

Next week we will add the finishing touches on our Sunflower Sampler including the borders and corner squares.

And then we’ll look at  a few variations.

PLUS--A Sunflower Sampler Quilt Show (with prizes) for “Reader’s Choice”!

Can’t wait to see what YOU create!!!

Sunny Quilting!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.