Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Wedding Ring Quilt......Update

I spent the day piecing on the

Double Wedding Ring Quilt...

129 completed far

We went across the river to see what images were on 

the Trail Camera...

Daytime photos of the Elk Herd

We can see the Elk from a distance from our house across the river...

But they are so beautiful in these close-up images 

taken by the Trail Camera.

Here is what the trail camera caught at night:


The cougars follow the elk herd



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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Play Day......3D Fabric Folding

The Permission 2 Play Instructors 

gathered together for a Play Day...

We are making samples for a future class:

3D Fabric Folding

Virginia's 3D Sunflower Quilt

Kathi is adding 3D petals to her flower

Nancy is adding a second row of petals to her flower

We are cutting squares in half 

to form triangles for the petals

We are using the snippets technique

 for the flower center

Here is my center quilted and ready to cut out

My sunflower is ready for a center...

My completed sunflower

Kathi is stitching down her center...

Nancy's completed sunflower

Each instructor will take her flower home to complete

the edge treatment...

The flowers were completed in a bit over an hour,

so we feel this can be accomplished in a

3 hour P2P class.

At home I decided to embellish my flower...

With textile paints and stencils, I added chickadees

I also added a cord bound edge treatment

with round leather cording

My 3D Folded Fabric class sample.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Monday, March 25, 2013

Table Skirt and Quilted Stool.....

A productive day in the Thread Shed...

I store my travel machines under 

my main work table

Great storage area but...

I want to cover it up.

I made a skirt to cover the front of the table...

Looks much better!

I recovered this old stool...

Wish I had a before photo...

The Thread Shed looks happier today!

The hen house has 6 nesting boxes...

All of the hens favor the second nesting box...

This hen just has to wait her turn!

Have a great day!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Tea Bag Quilt.....Class Sample

Tea Bag Class Prep...

Tea Bag Quilt 1

Stamped Tea Bags

Soft Gel Medium is used to adhere

the tea bags to the fabric.

Tea Bag Quilt 2.....ready to quilt

Pressed Sweet Gum leaves are under the stamped tea bags

I quilted around the embedded leaves

Tea Bag Quilt 2

Tea Bag Stamping Class
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Jannilou Creations Quilt Shop
Philomath, Oregon
1:00 - 4:00

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Flower Girl Quilt......

Quilting the Flower Girl Quilt:

Here she is under the needle of the Sweet 16

The white background areas are heavily quilted.

After washing, this will shrink up

and become so yummy!

The raw edge flowers will ruffle up after washing.

A vine is perfect for the border quilting...

Free hand, I chalk out a wavy stem line

to follow while quilting...

I quilted plumes, curls and leaves on the vine.

 I like to try new threads:

Glide Thread

Magna Glide Prewound Bobbins:

Below the jar of pre-wound bobbins

is my bobbin case.

To the right of the case, I have removed 

the backlash spring.

To the left you see the pre-wound bobbin.

To the far left is the empty bobbin

it has a magnet on the bottom.

I am terribly satisfied with this thread!

I purchased mine here.....CLICK HERE

Time for a snack break...

Gunnr needs to replenish his energy after all of this quilting!

Open Toe S16 Foot:

I purchased an open toe foot after I bought the S16.

It is open....nothing blocks my view as I follow a narrow

spine on a vine or feather design.

I never quilt with any other foot.....this is ideal.

 Finished Quilt:

I wash and dry the quilt 3 times...

It becomes so yummy and cuddly....

Flower Girl Quilt

60 x 72 inches

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi