Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hand Dyed Fabric.....Give-a-Way

Here's your chance to win...

Gorgeous Hand Dyed Fabric!

Appalachian Sunset

Meadow Sunrise


Sugar Maple

The Sugar Maple Gradient above is the border

on my Nature Walk Quilt below:

Nature Walk 60 x 60 inches
By: LuAnn Kessi

These hand dyed gradient fabrics blended beautifully

with my own sun painted fabrics,

as you can see from the detailed photo above.

These Gorgeous Gradients are Hand Dyed By:

Here's how you enter

to win 1 yard of gradient fabric

(either two half yards or one full yard, your choice)

Choose your favorite

 Hand Dyed Gradient Fabric from

Vicki's etsy shop.....CLICK HERE

Come back here and leave me a comment

 telling me your favorite Gradient

The WINNER will be announced here

 on June 10th.

Vicki is offering a coupon code for free shipping
 for US orders over $40. The code is LUANNSHIP. 

For international orders you can put the code in the 
comments section and Vicki will give you
 a refund of $5 on orders over $40.

Now go choose your favorite Gradient...
Come back here and leave me a comment!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Art.....imitates life

This is the challenge quilt I started last month:

Attic Windows

It reminds me of the view out our front window...

This is the real view out the window:

Of course, this was taken in Spring time.

In the winter it looks more like the quilt above.

If you look close in the tree......

a baby bird is perched

We had a heavy rain a few days ago and the nest fell

from the tree...

Only this one baby bird survived the fall...

We put him back up in the tree...

The parents continue to feed him.

I just might have to add one bird to the 

Attic Windows quilt above.

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Monday, May 27, 2013

Gone Fishing......Baby Quilt

I am invited to a baby 5 days!

It is a boy baby....the family is into the outdoors...

I rummaged through the fabric cupboards and found

lots of fish fabrics I collected for my own boys

years and years ago....

No time to run out for additional fabrics...

I am using what I have.

Yesterday I put the quilt top together in a

log cabin or court house steps design....ish.

 Today it went under the needle:

It is all quilted, trimmed and ready for a binding...

Especially for baby quilts, I do a machine binding:

The Wonder Clips held the binding in place nicely...

The clips held the back of the binding securely,

while I top stitched from the top of the quilt.

The back of the binding is stitched by machine

and will hold up through many machine washings!

I pin the clips about in inch apart...

holds the binding in place perfectly.

Back side of quilt is wild life animals.

The label is sewn to the back side...

This was a very fast 2 day quilt......and it is DONE!

Gone Fishing

Gunnr is ready to leave the Thread Shed...

and go inside to sleep by the fire.

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

Everyone was excited about the baby fish quilt!

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Jello Printing Class...

The Permission 2 Play Group

spent the day jello printing...

....on Black Fabric

Instructors:  Virginia, Nancy, Kathi

Nancy Bryant is leading the class today

Fern on Jello Plate.....ready to print

Fern printed on black fabric

The students are.....getting with it!

Fresh Botanicals.....for printing on jello pads

Pulling a print from the jello pad...

Yes......Jello Printing is.....this much FUN!

Paper Birds.....Grasses.....ready for printing

The prints are piling up.....

Welcome to our newest students:

Sam and Melanie

A day of Jello Printing.....a Wonderful Thing!


From all of us to:

OSU Folk Club Thrift Store Corvallis, Oregon

for your generous donation to help us buy class 

supplies and keep this a FREE class offering

for cancer diagnosed patients.

Next Class:

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Foiling on Fabric
1:00 - 4:00
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
Philomath, Oregon

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

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