Sunday, November 16, 2014

Fabric Wrapped Bowls…..Tips & Hints

Here is your BURST of color for the day…

Clothesline Rope Fabric Wrapped Bowls

I have been creating these bowls for a few weeks…

If you are on my list, you will get one during the holidays…

I found this ruler at the thrift store…

it works great for cutting the fabric strips.

Fabric strips ready to wrap around rope…

I bag them up by color and keep them in a wash tub.

Here is the fabric wrapped rope laying on the floor…

Coil up the end…

Variegated thread works great on these bowls…

Using a wide zig zag stitch…..

stitch the coils together in a circle.

Continue to stitch until the base is the size you desire…

6 or 7 inches in diameter is the base size of this bowl…

Tip the base on the side... 

and continue to stitch the sides of the bowl…

A couple of feet from the end…

I stop and remove the bowl from the machine.

I create a medallion from the opposite end of the cord

and stitch it together in a circle.

Then I put the bowl back on the machine 

and complete the stitching.

Here is the completed Fabric Wrapped Bowl

This is 50 feet of rope.

I can wrap the rope and stitch the bowl in 90 minutes….or so.

Go get some clothesline rope

You know you want to make one!

We just returned from a trip to California:

Paul Harvey Quilt at Mount Shasta

Paul Harvey is my personal lap quilt. It keeps me warm when I am on the couch at home, and it also travels with me everywhere I go. I sleep with this quilt when we are in motel rooms while traveling from state to state. It just makes an overnight stay a bit more like home, and I sleep better cuddling up with it.

Yes, I named my quilt "Paul Harvey" after the radio announcer 
that tells us "The Rest of the Story."
This quilt started out as a class kit in Idaho. When I returned home to Oregon I realized all of the fabrics were not in the kit. I waited months for the quilt shop to send the missing fabrics......but it never happened.
I eventually found fabrics on my own and incorporated them into the quilt top.
 The border fabric came from Canada.
This quilt took so much longer to complete than I had anticipated. After awhile I began to feel like it would never be done........when would I see....."The Rest of the Story."
I eventually began to refer to this quilt in progress as my Paul Harvey quilt.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Fabric Wrapped Bowls

I have been bitten by the Bowl Bug...

Fabric strips wrapped around clothesline rope..

Fabric Bowls are taking over the Thread Shed

These are so much FUN!

A little color from the yard...

Pacific Sunset Maple Tree

Oregon Junco Female:

She hangs out in the maple trees in the yard.

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Thermofax Screen Printing Class...

The Permission 2 Play Group

is printing with

Thermofax Screens

Instructor: LuAnn Kessi

Birds of a Feather…..Class Sample

Thermofax Screens

Jacquard Versatex Ink

Fabrics for Screen Printing

Clean Up Station…

Let's get this party started!

Thermofax Screen Printing Demonstration

Using a foam brush to draw the ink across the screen

Using a key card to draw the ink across the screen…

After the demo...

The students jumped right in choosing a screen to print…

Versatex Inks

Marion printed a…..Tote Bag

Dr. Norek printed an….. Apron

Vanessa printed an…….. Apron


Nancy, Joann and LuAnn

We are helping Joann display her projects.

Always a FUN time at Permission 2 Play!

Please Join us for our next class:

Thursday, November 20, 2014 @ 1:00 pm

JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
1243 Main Street
Philomath, OR 97370

Technique:  Fabric Wrapped Bowls

Guest Instructor: Beth Rietveld

Permission 2 Play is a FREE class offering for

cancer diagnosed patients.

For more info contact:
LuAnn Kessi

Permission 2 Play is a FREE class offering for cancer 

diagnosed patients.

No Experience is necessary to participate.

All supplies are provided for the students.

Classes are held at JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop in 

Philomath, Oregon

If you are interested in joining this class contact:

LuAnn Kessi

Many Thanks to JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop in 

Philomath, Oregon for your support. This class
would not be possible without you!

A BIG Thank You to OSU Folk Thrift Store, Mary's 

River Quilt Guild and those who provide funding to 

purchase the needed supplies for these FREE classes 

offered to cancer diagnosed patients.

Our Best To You,

Nancy Bryant
Virginia Gregory
Kathi Borrego
LuAnn Kessi