Saturday, November 27, 2021

Splatter Bags...

Splatter Bags

 








Assembly line zippers...





Zipper Bags...





Stitched them up until I ran out of canvas...











Found some fabric spray paint

and blasted away !





Splatter Bags...

ready for gift giving !


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Candy Bag Zip Cases...2021

 

Turn those candy bags into...

Zip Cases


Once people find out you make these 

cute little bags,

they save their candy bags for you.




I haven't made them for over a year,

and the bags were piling up around here...


Here comes the....Show 'n Tell:


I use iron-on vinyl on the outside of the bag...





Nylon zipper at the top of the bag...





The zipper scraps are used as 

a handle on the side...





I add a little zipper pull too...





I layer them with batting and quilt a few

wavy lines on them...





They are super FUN to stitch together...





Everybody smiles when you give them a

zip case...











Start saving up your product bags,

gather up some iron-on vinyl and zippers

and get stitching !


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Tablerunner.....Dance in Paris


Charm Square Pack



Dance in Paris





This is a lovely new line of fabric...





The charm squares are all arranged as a 

table runner...



Charm SquarePack


Feeline Good





This will be the back side of the table runner...






This little guy was lots of help !



Completed table runner:


Quilted and bound...





quilted with random wavy lines... 




Kitty fabric on the back side.


It is FUN to stitch up a table runner 

every now and then !


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, November 7, 2021

Improv 9 Patch.....Quilt Top Done


This was my summer stitching project:

Improv 9 Patch 


It measures 70 x 80 inches





I stitched it together a few minutes here,

a few minutes there over the summer months...





It is amazing what you can accomplish

with just a few minutes of your time...




I put the wide white borders on it today...

it makes the outer blocks appear to float.

I will paw through the fabric cupboard

and see if a backing jumps out at me.


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn

Monday, November 1, 2021

Saying Good Bye to Summer...

 

We are cleaning out the flower beds...



This is the view out the front door...





The hydrangea are even more beautiful

at this last stage of of blooming...





The blue blossoms have turned pink and purple





I capture lots of images of them this time of year...





I will miss them over the winter months ahead...





These images will keep me inspired 

until next spring...





The rain is coming and the flower beds

need to be put to bed for the winter...





We mulch the flower beds with

lots of leaves from the flowering cherry trees...











The Red Maple trees are still

putting on a show...





They soaked in all of that bright sunshine

all summer long...





Now they are giving it back so us

with all of these bright colors...




I feel as if we are saying

Good Bye to Summer...


You are welcome to use these images

in your personal art work,

if you are so inspired.


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn

Monday, October 25, 2021

Idaho Quilt Retreat.....Day 3 & 4


I continue to work with my hand dyes... 



I challenged myself to see just how far

I could go with curved piecing...

this top has no puckers, flat as a board !






I am using leftover strips and scraps

to create a border treatment 

for the curved top...






Playing around with improv blocks...






I am liking the bold X blocks

to balance out all of those curves...





I also tried improv flying geese,

but they aren't the right fit...





The improv floating triangles blocks

seem to work in the borders...






Okay, I have a plan...

now to create more blocks for the borders...






During the retreat, each quilter signs up

to prepare one meal for the group...





Tonight it is Penny's turn to cook dinner.





To calm down the borders,

I chose to keep the block colors the same

for each side of the borders...





This border treatment is working...





All of the border blocks have been stitched,

now to piece them into border units...





I am calling this.....Fiestaware !

I have Fiestaware dishes in my kitchen.



We enjoyed gorgeous sunshine all week long...

it is time to take the quilt tops outdoors:


Pick Up Stix Quilt Top






Improv Quilt....Number 1





Improv Quilt...Number 2











Improv Quilt.....Fiestaware





Each night there was a lovely moon...

Yes, the quilters could be heard out on the deck

howling at the moon!


It was a great retreat and just what

I needed before winter sets in.


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn