Monday, September 26, 2016

Focus on Fusing......2 Color Simple Block Composition



I am enrolled in Melody Johnson's







This weeks assignment from Melody:

Design or choose a simple block, using two colors (you may use multiple values of the same color) and make it in small, medium and large, and use it in a composition. 




I chose my 2 colors....

Black and White






I found a few black and white batiks that may 

get incorporated into this composition along 

with my own hand dyes.












Here are my simple blocks in 3 sizes...






I started cutting more squares in all sizes...






Adding more white lines...






I am happy with this composition...

it needs more.





The fused strip on the right works...






Opposite Blocks...

White Blocks with Black Strips






The white blocks add lots of excitement...






Time to add some batiks...

The gray batik softens the composition.

The circles balance out all of the lines.






Black and White Batik on bottom border...





Black Batik on top border...




 Completed Quilt Composition:


The curvy edge treatment helps to

soften up all of the straight lines.









Thanks Melody for a fun assignment!










I will post my homework 

as I complete it each week.




Every Friday Melody posts a 

new homework assignment.


 Melody is offering this as a FREE online class!



CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi



Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Focus on Fusing.......Leaf Shapes


I am enrolled in Melody Johnson's






Our third homework assignment is to create

leaf shapes...



I am using my hand dyed fabrics 

in this class...























I decided to jump ahead in the assignments and

create a fused quilt...


I chose a color story I wanted to work with 

and  began building a composition...






I added units created in the previous lessons...






Fusing liberates you to create a composition

that you cannot easily make 

with a pieced design...





I added a 2 inch border of black all the way 

around so that I have fabric to do a 

wrapped edge treatment...






The top has been machine quilted....





Back Side of Quilt Top






On the right is Fast 2 Fuse which is used in the 

wrapped edge treatment.






The black border fabric has been fused 

to the back side of the Fast 2 Fuse...






Red hand dyed fabric 

has been fused to the back...






This is the completed quilt

15 x 15 inches

















I will post my homework 

as I complete it each week.




Every Friday Melody posts a 

new homework assignment.


 Melody is offering this as a FREE online class!



CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Whimsy Quilts....Class Prep



The Permission 2 Play Instructors

are gathered together to do some class prep 

for our October 27, 2016 class:

Fused Whimsy Quilts


We are working with a stash of

pre-fused fabrics

leftover from previous classes.






We are trying for a whimsy wonky look...






Sometimes whimsy is not easy to do...






We powered through and tried to keep

things off balance and FUN!











Fast 2 Fuse was used to create this

wavy edge treatment...








I went home and continued to tweek my design:


I change the background from green to pink.

The pink made it more FUN!




 Close Up Detail of Quilting:


I have been in a bubble mood lately...

so I went with the feeling.






Extending the bubble quilting into the borders

added to the whimsy a bit.






Fused Whimsy Quilt Class Sample




The Fast 2 Fuse is double sided fusible

so I slapped a hunk of fabric on the back

and ironed it down...

a fast, down and dirty back treatment.


The Permission 2 Play classes are limited to

3 hours so we must invent creative techniques

to enable the students to leave class with a

finished project.



CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi