Monday, September 11, 2023

September in Cellars...


I have spent most of this year plowing

my way through a pile of fabric panels

I have acquired over the years...

I completed the design work on this autumn

panel in March and it is time to get it

quilted and hung in our living room...

The maple leaf blocks in the border

give this quilt so much movement...

The quilt is basted and on the

Sweet Sixteen

Sit-Down Long Arm

I began the quilting in the morning and 

the quilt was done by 9pm...

Most of the quilting was accomplished with

these two long arm rulers...

The top ruler is the Line Tamer

The bottom ruler is the HQ Ditch Ruler

I used the Line Tamer for all of the

vertical quilting lines on the trees

in the center of the panel...

I quilted a diagonal grid on the leaf borders...

I used the HQ Ditch Ruler

to create the piano key quilting

in the final border...

The machine quilting is complete

and it is time to trim and square up the quilt...

The 20 inch square up ruler works best !

The binding is stitched and pressed...

The binding feeds so nicely out of this

container set down between my feet...

This quilt will be displayed in our living room

so I have included a hanging sleeve 

on the back...

I have a 72 inch quilt shelf that I had made

30 years ago that hangs in our living room,

and I make quilts to display on it.

The Quilt Label is stitched in place

and the quilt is officially done...

Autumn begins September 23...

we will hang it up and I will take a picture.

More To Come !

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, September 10, 2023

Horse Panel.....Top DONE !


I have auditioned final border fabrics

for this horse panel quilt...

I decided to go with a different brown fabric,

other than the brown I used for the background

in the quilt blocks...

Yesterday I cut and pieced this brown batik

around the the horse panel...

There are small light green and yellow dots 

in this batik fabric and they go nicely 

with the greens in the quilt blocks...

I am happy with the design of this quilt,

it has a strong visual impact.

Now I need to paw through the fabric 

cupboard and find a backing fabric.

Glad I captured these images of the


They are at their peak right now...

The deer came into the yard last night

and really hammered on the Nasturtiums !

These photos are all I have left of them.

I guess the deer have to eat too!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Messy Painted Canvas....Zip Cases


Messy Painted Canvas !

I am creating Zip Cases today

with Messy Painted Canvas...

This is a 6 foot piece of primed canvas

that was painted, stamped and written on...

I am using it to create these zip cases...

Each one is different...

They are FUN to create

and FUN to give away !

I start out with 2 pieces of canvas,

a zipper and a zipper pull...

I cut the zipper to size and add tabs on the ends...

The zipper is sewn to the first piece of canvas

and I use the cut off section of the zipper

as a handle...

The zipper is sewn to both sides of the case...

I round off the bottom corners

and sew it all together....DONE !

6 x 9 inches

The BEST part is...

they are 2 sided and look 

completely different on each side.

So many looks

from one piece of Messy Painted Canvas

It's FUN to add zippers and pulls

to coordinate with the zip cases...

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, September 3, 2023

Moda Love Quilt...Table Mat

Last Spring I started making

Moda Love Quilts

from Charm Packs 

This one is made with a Mini Charm pack

and it is time to get it finished up...

It is all pieced and ready to be quilted...

The quilting is complete...

I love trimming off the rough edge.

I pawed through the fabric cupboards 

and found this 

green Grunge fabric for the binding...


This will make someone a pretty table mat...

State Fair Zinnia

These will bloom into October

Rain drops on the Nasturtium leaves

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi