Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Dresden Plate Quilt.....

1930's Depression Era

Reproduction Fabrics

400 pieces.....cut out last evening

I enjoy working with these fabrics so much,

cutting 400 pieces......went by quickly.

I snuck into the Thread Shed for a couple of hours

to stitch a few of these beauties together...

20 blades per block...

20 blocks needed for this quilt top...

I managed to sew 6 blade units together,

then it was time to go across the river

and check for new calves...

Here is our newest baby.....Calf Number 32

A tender moment between

Mama Cow and her bull calf

On the right is Big Marv...

he was raised on a bottle 2 years ago.

He welcomes all of the new babies...

we call him Uncle Marv.

Our little goat herd is growing...

the new kid goats are over 2 weeks of age

and growing so quickly.

 It was over 80 degrees the last few days...

the goats still have their winter hair

and they are suffering a bit from the heat.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Jelly Roll Rug.....DONE

This is my first attempt at creating a

Jelly Roll Rug

I truly enjoyed the process...

To keep it flat...

I used Best Press and I ironed it after I stitched

each and every round.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Monday, March 18, 2019

Painted Canvas....Zipper Bags

Painting yards of canvas is.....FUN!

Painted Canvas

Then slice up the canvas for projects...

I had a few leftover pieces...

I made these little zipper bags with them...

I cut the corners and squared the bottom...

They are a good size for make up, etc.

Messy Painted Canvas...

always a FAVORITE of mine !

I enjoy using primed canvas that I purchase online from Dick Blick Art Supplies.  Here is the link to the canvas: https://www.dickblick.com/products/blick-medium-weight-cotton-canvas-rolls/

You can also purchase unprimed canvas aka Duck Cloth at Joann Fabrics.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Floral Coasters.....Class Prep

The P2P Instructors are preparing for a

floral coaster class in April...

Travertine Tiles from Home Depot

Personal Flower Images on glossy photo paper

Kathi chooses 4 flower images

We traced around the plastic template

with a sharpie fine tip marker

then cut out each image on the marked lines

LuAnn's 4 images

Debbie's 4 images

Place adhesive felt dots on the back side

of the tiles

Using Mod Podge,

coat the top side of the tiles

The P2P instructors are getting down

with the Mod Podge !

Place the image on the tile...

then allow a few minutes for drying time

Then, coat the top of the image 

with Mod Podge,

allow it to dry...

then add a 2nd coat of Mod Podge

Kathi's 4 tiles

Kathi uses the hair dryer to speed up

the drying time......it worked great !

Nancy's 4 tiles

All of our class sample tiles...

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

This is a SUPER FUN project !

Please Join Us in Class:

Permission 2 Play
Floral Coasters
Thursday, April 25, 2019 @ 1:00
JanniLou Creations
1243 Main Street
Philomath, OR 97370

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 the 4th Thursday of each month at JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, Philomath, OR

If you are interested in joining this class contact:
LuAnn Kessi   kessi@pioneer.net

Our Best To You,
Instructors: Nancy Bryant, Kathi Borrego, 
Debbie van der Sommen, LuAnn Kessi

 Many Thanks for the support of:
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, OSU Folk Thrift Club of Corvallis, OR, Mary's River Quilt Guild, Donations made by private individuals, Good Samaritan Hospital, Samaritan Regional Cancer Center, Corvallis Clinic Oncology, Project H.E.R.
You make this class possible!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Goats, Calves, Turkey Vultures...

What's happening @ Kessi Farms

Remember Golden Girl?

She is now a mama:

This is her second calf...

She is an excellent mom!

They're BACK...

Yes, the Turkey Vultures have returned

to Western Oregon

They enjoy a morning solar bath

near our calving grounds...

We counted more than 

20 Turkey Vultures today.

The baby goats are growing like weeds!

I have included a video....enjoy:

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi