Saturday, October 3, 2009

Evolution of a Quilter -Virtual Tour of Exhibit 10


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Sunflowers Give A Nod

This was the very last flower left standing in the sunflower patch in October. I just had to capture it with the camera. It lent itself nicely to a photo transfer quilt.

LuAnn McDonald Kessi

Harlan, Oregon

http://luannkessi.blogspot.com/

2008

Techniques: Photo Transfer on Fabric, Free Motion Machine Quilting, Front-to-Back Binding,

Original Design



Bounce

Circles fascinate me. When I see them I am drawn to them to take a closer look. This quilt reflects my obsession with all things round.

LuAnn McDonald Kessi

Harlan, Oregon

http://luannkessi.blogspot.com/

2007

Techniques: Strip Piecing, Glue Stick Appliqué, Free Motion Machine Quilting & Appliqué, Traditional Hand-Sewn Binding, Original Design.



It’s Been Lovely

This journal quilt was created in a Permission 2 Play Jello Printing class lead by Nancy Bryant in October 2008. This was my first experience printing on gelatin with acrylic paints. Bubble wrap was used to create the background texture on the fabric. I pulled out my stash of rubber stamps and printed the women.

LuAnn McDonald Kessi

Harlan, Oregon

http://luannkessi.blogspot.com/

2008

Techniques: Jello Mono-printing, Rubber Stamping, Free Motion Machine Quilting, Fast Fused Binding.



Reflection

The background tree fabric was the inspiration for this quilt. I freehand cut the black tree silhouette from fused fabric, then free motion quilted it in place.

This was a class sample for the first Permission 2 Play class in September 2008

LuAnn McDonald Kessi

Harlan, Oregon

http://luannkessi.blogspot.com/

2008

Techniques: Whole Cloth Quilt, Fusible Machine Appliqué, Free Motion Machine Quilting,

Original Design



You Spoil Me Rotten

The flowers are beginning to bloom and the flower beds need tending. I am trying to make time for both of my passions...Quilting & Gardening.

I love working in the flowers and also sewing a few stitches each day. That doesn’t leave much time for the day to day necessities of life, like hot meals

and clean laundry.

He doesn’t mind. He calls me when the steaks are done on the BBQ. He spoils me rotten, I like that in a man.

LuAnn McDonald Kessi

Harlan, Oregon

http://luannkessi.blogspot.com/

2007

Techniques: Photo Transfer, Free Motion Feathered Quilting, Tradition Hand-Sewn Binding, Copyright-Free Image.




Passion for Purple

This was created as a class sample for the Permission 2 Play class in March 2009.

We used shaving cream as a base for textile paints. We were able to create swirls of color in the shaving cream, then print our fabrics on top of them.

Much more fun than shaving your legs!

LuAnn McDonald Kessi

Harlan, Oregon

http://luannkessi.blogspot.com/

2009

Techniques: Shaving Cream Mono-printing with Dye Na Flow Paints, Free Motion Machine Quilting & Couching, Fast Fused Binding, Original Design.


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn

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1 comment:

Unicia said...

Beautiful work. What are the sizes of these?