Wednesday, September 26, 2012

English Paper Piecing.....New Class Sample


New Class Sample

English Paper Piecing Class
October 27, 2012

Quilt By: Kathi Borrego

The tumbling block squares on this quilt were created with

English Paper Pieced Diamond shapes

English Paper Piecing isn't just for traditional quilts...

Art Quilters are groovin' to it too!

Stop by JanniLou's Quilt Shop and see the class samples on display for English Paper Piecing




Diamond Paper Pieces

Come to Class....Learn how to make diamonds, hexagons, dresden plates and more!


English Paper Piecing Hexagon Class
Hexagons are all the rage right now! Come spend a relaxing day learning the art of English Paper Piecing. No need to bring your sewing machine, we will be piecing by hand. This is a Beginner to Advanced level class. Traditional, Contemporary and Modern quilters will all enjoy choosing their own fabrics to create Hexagons. Just a few simple supplies are needed. This is a technique oriented class. You can choose to create small projects like mug mats, table runners or even go on to create an entire quilt...the choice is yours. 

Sign Up today!

Saturday, October 27..................9:30a-4:00p 
Director:............................................... LuAnn 
Admission: ................................................ $32 
Rating: ..........................................................G 
Appropriate for beginners......fun for the more experienced.

JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
1243 Main Street
Philomath, OR 97370
541-929-3795
Call JLC to register for Class

p.s.  I will be doing a trunk show of my quilts at noon

CLICK HERE to find out more about this class offering


CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi


Sketch Book......Feathers


More Feathers from the Sketch Book


The front page of each sketch book is an index to help me find the type of design I am looking for quickly without looking through every page.





This is a one sided feather.....plumes on one side only.






Simple feathers are stitched into the diamond shapes.


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CLICK HERE to view: more feather designs

CLICK HERE to view:  even more feathers

CLICK HERE to view:  yes, more feathers


CLICK HERE to view:  ALL Sketch Book posts



May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi



Monday, September 24, 2012

Sketch Book......C Background Filler



This is a favorite background filler design

You draw out a C shape

Then add a leaf shape or curvy line etc. to it:


This looks best if you match your thread to your fabric color.

You probably know this already, but these designs always look better when they are stitched out on fabric.  
You can't draw out a design with pen and paper as good as you can stitch it out.

I hunted around on You Tube and found a tutorial that is very similar to the design I have drawn out above.

CLICK HERE to view Tutorial



This is what the yard looks like in September:


Under the Grape Arbor in the back yard...






Maple Trees are glowing...






Maple Leaves...






My old telephone books are loaded with these leaves.
I press them so I can use them this winter for surface design techniques.

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CLICK HERE to view:  Leaves for Sun Printing

CLICK HERE to view: Leaves as Patterns

CLICK HERE to view: Botanical Designs from the Sketch Book


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Sketch Book......Background Fillers


Several readers have asked for video tutorials for free motion quilting.

Here are a few you can find on line with APQS:


Peppermint Swirl
CLICK HERE to view Tutorial





Castles and Moats
CLICK HERE to view Tutorial





Solar Flare
CLICK HERE to view Tutorial


I do not offer video tutorials.....just a few peeks into my sketch book to inspire you!

You Tube offers so many free motion quilting tutorials.....go check'em out!

CLICK HERE to view My Quilts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sketch Book.......Background Filler



This is a great background filler motif:


Sea Shells and Plumes




This is the same design but with echo lines around them:


I draw out several sea shell designs then echo around them 3 or more times before I go on to drawing more sea shells.

It is a subtle change to the first design, but the echo lines help the sea shell motif stand out on its own.

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CLICK HERE to view:  ALL Sketch Book posts

CLICK HERE to view:  Threads I Use and Why

CLICK HERE to view: Learning to Fly Portrait Quilt


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi




Friday, September 21, 2012

Sketch Book.......Innies and Outies Echo


More Innies and Outies from the Sketch Book:


These innies and outies have an echo of lines around them several times before I begin more innie and outie shapes.





Left Page:  Triangle Innie and Outie

Right Page:  Square Innie and Outie

Both have a series of lines that echo around them several times before adding the next triangle or square.  






Left Page:  very organic design resembles bark

Right Page:  Leaf Shape Innie & Outie without extra lines around it

CLICK HERE to view:  more Innies and Outies


The gravenstein apple tree in the yard is ripe:


This is the view looking out from under the tree.




 I have been busy making these:




and these...




I haven't been picking apples alone...


Gunnr loves apples.....and jumps up and picks them himself off the tree!





He plays with them like a ball for awhile,
and then he eats every bite!

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CLICK HERE to view: ALL Sketch Book posts

CLICK HERE to view: English Paper Piecing

CLICK HERE to view: Surface Design Techniques


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Anniversary Slide Show....Permission 2 Play




We are Celebrating the 4 year Anniversary of

Permission 2 Play

Art Quilt Classes


Here is a slideshow...

Enjoy the trip down Memory Lane


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CLICK HERE to view:  P2P Classes

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 kessi@pioneer.net


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

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Permission 2 Play......Finish-it-Up Class




The Permission 2 Play Art Quilt Group met in August.

The students brought UFOs UnFinished Objects to complete in class.

Here is a slide show of how the day went:


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Photos Courtesy of:  Kathi Borrego


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 kessi@pioneer.net

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.

Please Join Us: September 27, 2012 @ 1:00 - 4:00
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop in Philomath, OR
Instructor: Kathi Borrego
Technique: Needle Felting

Our Best To You,




Instructors:
Nancy Bryant
Virginia Gregory
Kathi Borrego
LuAnn Kessi

Permission 2 Play Blog:  You can view ALL P2P Class Here  

http://luannkessi.blogspot.com/search/label/Permission%20to%20Play


Sketch Book.......Innies and Outies



I learned Innies and Outies from Patsy Thompson years ago:



Choose a shape....circle, square, triangle, etc.
Draw lines into the shape, then draw them back out again.






This drawing has lots of shapes






Triangles work well on contemporary and art quilts






I am considering this design for Brad's Green Quilt




I recently had the Clam Shell quilt out for a photo shoot:


This was my take-a-long quilt a few years back...






This went along on planes, trains and automobile trips...






To see more of the Clam Shell Quilt CLICK HERE


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sketch Book......Divide and Conquer



Here are a few ways to fill up a big, open space in the background areas of your quilts:


You divide up the open space with lines...


Then fill in each area with a different design




I divided this area into 3 sections, then added a feather spine in each one:


Then add plumes to the spines










Horizontal wavy lines divide up this space...


It is FUN to fill up each section with a different design.



Triangle shapes divide up this space:


This was a lot of fun filling in the triangles!















A long continues curly line divides up this space:


Then echo the line with another line.

How you are ready to fill in all the odd shapes.




Last week we spent time in Central Oregon to attend a farm auction


Sunset in Culver, Oregon












Sunset in the Corn Patch






Unfortunately, a forest fire outside of Sisters, Oregon is responsible for this gorgeous sunset.

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CLICK HERE to view:  My Art Quilts

CLICK HERE to view:  My Take-A-Long Quilts

CLICK HERE to view: ALL Sketch Book posts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi