Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Class Prep......Molas



I need to get some class samples done

for a Mola class I am leading next month:







You can follow along while I create the horse:


Molas consist of layers...






Authentic Molas use the reverse appliqué method...






In this 3 hour class we will use the fusible appliqué method






This technique involves filling all the available space






The horse shape is filled in...

now to fill in the background area






I am working with pre-fused fabrics and placing them

on black felt






I decided to use up the scrap fabrics all over the table

for the background fill





All the leftover snippets filled in the background nicely






Giddyup






I also had time to get this monkey mola done




Mola Class Samples:


I had fellow instructors over for Mola play days.

I will post about that soon!




 I left the Thread Shed tonight and walked over

to the house...


The flowers in front of the house are putting on

a show tonight as the sun sets...






Calla Lilies at sunset...






Magic happens when they are backlit from

the setting sun















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LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Quilt Designs.....from My Sketch Book




I dug up a few designs I drew out a year ago...


Vine Designs:


Oh...how I love to stitch out a vine on my quilts!

Big Leaf Whimsy Vine






Big Leaf Vine






Big Curly Vine






Big Curly Vine






Big Leaf Tendril Vine






Big Leaf Plume Vine






Big Leaf Plume Vine






Big Leaf w/Curls Vine





Rhodies blooming by the Thread Shed:


Brilliant Pink Rhodies






The Rhodies greet you at the door of the Thread Shed


















As soon as they are done blooming...

it is time to trim them back before they completely

take over the Thread Shed.







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LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Quilt Designs.....from My Sketch Book



I had time to scan a few more pages

from my sketch book...



Curly Feathery Vine






Filling Space






S Curves and Plumes






S Curves, Seashells, Plumes





I have been working in the flower beds...

Here are a few images from last year:


Hollyhocks





Hollyhocks






Humming bird






Star Lily






State Fair Zinnia


If these images inspire you...

You are welcome to use them in your personal art work.






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LuAnn Kessi

Friday, May 15, 2015

Quilting Designs.....from My Sketch Book




Here are a few more designs that I am

working on for the Raffle Quilt...
































Here are a few images from my camera:











The chickens enjoying an evening in the back yard








Red Coneflowers






Pink Coneflowers


If these images inspire you...

you are welcome to use them in your personal art work.







Gunnr has perfected the art of.....relaxation











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LuAnn Kessi

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Floral Monet......Quilt & Bind



I have had this quilt top finished for 10 years...



These are gorgeous Hoffman floral fabrics





It is time to baste it and get it under the needle...

505 Spray......my favorite basting spray.





This quilt is all about the fabrics...

very little of the machine quilting is prominent.











Try as I may, I just can't get a good shot of the stitching...
















Lavender Binding...









Floral Monet





Half Log Cabin Blocks.....set on point





It's good to get this one done!






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LuAnn Kessi