Monday, August 22, 2016

Snap Bag.....Apples 'n Pears



This is a print I created a couple weeks ago:


Jello Printing with apples, pears and lemons

on hand dyed fabric.




I layered the print with batting and backing

and machine quilted it today:


I wanted to keep the quilting organic and simple

to keep the focus on the fruit prints...






It is layered with 2 pieces of batting

so the fruit prints would pop up!









This is the back side:


I liked the back so much I entertained the idea of

making the back the front of the snap bag.....hmmm.





Since this is a class sample for a printing class

next month, I decided to keep the 

print on the outside:


I found a thermofax screen printed fabric

I made years ago and sewed it to the top

of the bag for the metal measure tape sleeve.










I just love how the fruit prints pop out

from the machine quilting.


I want to make another...








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LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Ralph....the Machine Quilting Kitty



It's Time for.....Pets On Quilts

Cat on Quilt Category



This is Ralph......the Quilting Kitty







Ralph lives at the Quilt Palace



Watch the video below to see 

Ralph machine quilting:

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LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Fruit 'n Veggie Printing



The Art Sisters are playing with

Fruit 'n Veggie Printing

on Fabric



The table is set for FUN!







Lemon cut at different angles







Pepper







Beet







The Fruit 'n Veggies are ready...

and so are we!







We are applying paint to a jello plate







We are printing on hand dyed fabrics



















We are using craft paints and fabric paints







This is more FUN than anyone deserves to have!







Jello plate covered with red and green paint.

Half of a beet pressed into the paint.







Beet impression on the jello plate







Kathy pulls the beet print off the jello plate.







Beet Prints on hand dyed fabrics







Corn Printing







Rolling the corn on red paint on jello plate







Pulling an apple and pear print off the jello plate







This is what the produce looks like 

at the end of the printing day.



Here are just a few of the printed fabrics:



Apples







Lemons







Beets







Apples and Pears







Mushrooms







Pears and Apples







Artichoke







Beets







Beets







Beets







Apples







Pears







Corn & Artichoke



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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Focus on Fusing.......Class Homework




I am enrolled in Melody Johnson's



http://focusonfusing.blogspot.com/



This week I sorted through my hand dyes:


These are a few that might work for this class.






We won't be using wild hand dyes at first...




We will use calmer hand dyes like these:


I do notice that the majority of my hand dyes

read as medium values.......hmmm.






I need each color to have values from very light

to very dark......like this run of pink hand dyes.



I spent Tuesday dyeing primary and secondary

colors on the color wheel......48 fat quarters.


Today I washed and dried them.


Now I am ready to fuse.....ALL of them!


Melody prefers 

Pellon Wonder-Under 805  fusible web






This press will make short work of all that fusing!






This press has 7 times the pressing surface

of a regular iron.........wish me luck!



I will post my homework 

as I complete it each week.


Every Friday Melody posts a 

new homework assignment.



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LuAnn Kessi