Sunday, September 12, 2021

Journal Quilts.....Does anybody make them anymore?

 

Taking a look back over the 

Journal Quilts

I have created over the last 12 years...


These are grouped by technique


Mixed Media Journal Quilts:


Fabric, metal, wood, waxed paper, 

magazine images





My rust dyed fabric, metal, magazine images





My rust dyed fabric, metal, coffee filter, postcard,

 magazine images





My rust dyed fabric, tea bags, metal, stamping



Foiling on Fabric:


Fabric, Fusible Web, Glue, Foil Sheets





Fabric, Leaves stamped with glue, Foil Sheets



Jello Prints:


Fabric, Acrylic Paint, Leaves on Jello Plate





Fabric, Acrylic Paint, Fern on Jello Plate





Fabric, Acrylic Paint, Stencils on Jello Plate





Fabric, Acrylic Paint, Stencils on Jello Plate



Shaving Cream Printing:


Fabric, Dye-Na-Flow Paint, Shaving Cream Pad





Fabric, Dye-Na-Flow Paint, Shaving Cream Pad



Stamping:


Fabric, Ink Pad & Stamps



Painted Fusible Web:


Fabric, Painted Fusible Web



Paper:


Fabric, Magazine Images



Photo Transfer:


Fabric, Photo Transfer on Fabric, 

Stamping w/Paint





Fabric, Photo Transfer on Fabric





Fabric, Photo Transfer on Fabric, 

Stamping w/Paint





Fabric, Photo transfer on Fabric





Fabric, Photo Transfer on Fabric



I had so much FUN with this image

I just had to make three of them:


Fabric, Photo Transfer on Fabric







(I can't find the finished image, 

but you get the idea)





Fabric, Photo Transfer on Fabric




This is an image of me at 17 years young


It was great FUN going back through time and

looking up my old journal quilts.

Does anybody create journal quilts anymore?


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Friday, September 10, 2021

Bales and Pears...

 

Not much stitching going on lately...



It is still summer,

but we are preparing for the winter ahead...





Here in Western Oregon,

we get as much as 130 inches of rain a year.

We need to get the hay covered...





Queen Anne's Lace





It is my favorite weed !





We are covering 5 rows of hay today...





The tractor lifts the roll of plastic to the top

of the hay stack...





The Cowboy and the Cow Boss unroll 

100 feet of plastic

along the top of the hay pile...



This is what it looks like once it is all rolled

out and pulled down over the sides:


We tie it up with baling twine to hold

the plastic in place.




All of the ends will be tied closed.

Most of this hay will be fed by the end of this year.



Back at home the pear tree is keeping us busy:


The Cowboy collects a box full of pears

each morning off the pear tree...





It takes about 2 hours to peel the pears

and fill the jars and get them in the canner...





I have been processing 2 canner fulls a day...

Doesn't leave much time for stitching.



We will enjoy the pears this winter

while we are feeding all that hay to the cows !


I am hoping to be done with the pear tree

in a week or so, then get back to some stitching.

In the meantime you can check out some of

my FREE MOTION QUILTING here


CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts




May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Portrait Quilts.....A Blast from the Past


Let's go back 10 years...

I was having lots of FUN creating

PORTRAIT QUILTS 


Image of Lilly





Close Up View......Lilly





The fabric surrounding this portrait is 

my hand dyed fabric that I screen printed on.

Machine quilted.





My Favorite Cow and her calf...





Finished Quilt

I use Neocolor II Crayons on cotton fabric




Ram

I took a photo at the Oregon State Fair.

It made a great subject for this portrait quilt.





Kindra





Lilly





A herd of Wild Horses

This is yet to be quilted.





Captain America and Devn

This is yet to be quilted.





The Cowboy unloading hay

This is yet to be quilted.





Gunnr

This portrait quilt was included in the

2012 Quilting Arts Calendar




Gunnr with his portrait quilt





Rose Portrait Quilt.....in progress






Orange Zinnia Portrait Quilt





Close Up View.....metallic threads





The Neocolor II is applied to the cotton fabric,

then water is painted over the Neocolor II

which creates vibrant colors...




CLICK HERE to watch me create this Zinnia quilt


Thanks for sharing this great trip 

down memory lane!


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi