Sunday, October 31, 2010

Neocolor II Class...

The Permission 2 Play Group
gathered together to play with

Neocolor II Water Soluble Crayons

To see how our play day went
check out the slideshow below:

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Song: You're My Home
By: Billy Joel

Many Thanks to JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop in Philomath Oregon for allowing us to use their beautiful class room space for our classes.

Warm Hugs to Nancy Bryant for leading this Neocolor II Class.

This is a FREE class offering for Cancer Diagnosed Patients.

Our Next Class: Thursday, November 18, 2010 1:00 - 4:00

CLICK HERE to learn more about Permission 2 Play

CLICK HERE to view Healing Stitches Exhibits

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Quilting Motifs.......While Traveling

Autumn in Idaho

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Once in awhile Brad manages to get the camera out of my hands.
He took this incredible photo in Idaho last fall.

He prefers to be behind the wheel when we travel,
so this is what I do:

Practice Quilting Motifs at 55 mph

Just lift up the plastic to erase,
then keep drawing more...

Drawing out your quilting motifs like this really helps.
It mentally prepares you, so that when you get on the sewing machine your brain and your hands are ready to work together.

Give it a Try !

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CLICK HERE to view Shaving Cream Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

Friday, October 29, 2010

Bloggers Quilt Festival...

This is my entry for the October 2010
Bloggers Quilt Festival

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" Stormy"

By: LuAnn Kessi

To view a slideshow and watch Stormy in the making

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,
LuAnn Kessi

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Healing Stitches Exhibit...

Many Thanks to the Students & Instructors of
Permission 2 Play
for sharing their fiber art.

The exhibit quilts are displayed in Corvallis, Oregon
at the Corvallis Clinic and
Good Samaritan Hospital

To see a virtual exhibit please click
on the slideshow below:

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Permission 2 Play is a FREE class offering for cancer diagnosed patients.
Classes are held at JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop in Philomath, Oregon
If you are interested in this class contact: LuAnn Kessi

Absolutely No Experience is Necessary.
All supplies will be provided for the students.

CLICK HERE to learn more about Permission 2 Play

CLICK HERE to view our Metal Quilts Class

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Gunnr with his Portrait....

This is how I spent the morning...

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Gunnr's Portrait Quilt

Quilted and ready for an edge treatment.
I am considering just a facing...

Gunnr doesn't appear to be overly impressed with his portrait, but I am just tickled with it.

I am also anxious to get busy with the Neocolors II crayons again soon!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

Monday, October 25, 2010

3 Quilt Tops...

Each Monday I spend the day with my local quilt guild
The Harlan Valley Quilters

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This is the view on the way to the sheep barn...
Autumn has arrived here in Western Oregon

Sheep Barn

I managed to work on 3 different quilt tops today.
It was a good day and I made some progress.

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CLICK HERE to view Sun Dyeing

CLICK HERE to view Farm Life

CLICK HERE to view Mixed Media

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Portrait on Fabric.....Gunnr

This face is a constant source of daily entertainment in our house!

4 yr old Boxer

Altered in Photoshop Elements
Using the Photocopy filter.
Printed on Fabric
CLICK HERE to view Photoshop Tutorial

Using Neocolor II Crayons
to color in Gunnr's Fabric Portrait
Very much like coloring in a child's color book

The printed photo is a big help in determining which colors to use in which areas.
His face has lots of light and dark areas.

5 different shades of brown crayons are used to color in his face and body.

Textile Medium & Water
Mixed together 1 part water & 1 part textile medium
Applied with a small paint brush

The Neocolor II are richer and darker after the Textile Medium is applied.

Hair Dryer
Drying Gunnr before I do the background coloring

5 Different shades of blue for the background
Lightest to Darkest Blue from Top to Bottom

Textile Medium Mixture brightened up those blues.
Time to audition Border Fabrics...

Gel Glue Resist Fabric
This is whimsical and fun!

Paintstik Fabric.....1

Paintstik Fabric.....2

Paintstik Fabric......3

Paintstik Fabric......4
The gold in the paintstik circle brings out the gold highlights in Gunnr's hair.
This is the background I will use...

Now... to find a backing fabric and get this layered with batting.

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To print your image like a coloring page:
Import the image into Photo shop.
Using your filters: double click photocopy.
This will remove all of the color.
You now have a coloring page image to print out on fabric.
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CLICK HERE to view Neocolor II Slideshow
CLICK HERE to view Paintstik Play Day
CLICK HERE to view Working Cattle
CLICK HERE to view My First Quilt
May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Grasshoppers & Yard Work...

We spent the day getting the flowerbeds cleaned out and put to bed for the winter months...

Here is a little journal quilt I put together with
Neocolor II Crayons
It is a sample for a class later this month.

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Brad got busy this morning giving the Thread Shed a good trimming

The ivy and vines were taking over!

The flower bed in front of the house...

The flower bed in back of the house...

Those little round pods are full of seeds.
I pull them apart and the seeds fall out.
I air dry them for a week or so, then put them in a container for planting in the spring.

Cleaning out the front flower bed.
We filled the pick up bed twice!

Front flower bed cleaned out.
When the leaves fall off those trees...
We rake them onto the flower beds for mulch.

Thread Shed
All trimmed up...

I will miss the flowers this winter...
But without yard work to do, there will be lots of time to spend INSIDE the Thread Shed this winter.

Once these October Glory maple leaves are pressed in the phone book...
I will be able to use them over the winter months for jello printing, leaf printing, foiling and lots!

The best part of all this yard work is...

I trim all the fresh flowers and bring them indoors to enjoy.

Dahlias & Hydrangeas

I rarely cut fresh flowers in the summer months,
so this is a real treat to enjoy these flowers indoors for the next few days.

Pink Dinner Plate Dahlia

My Grampa told me, "When you work, you find money".
It was true, when I would clean out the couch cushions, I would find money!

I also believe, "When you work, you find beauty".

I am a little tired and sore tonight, but I am enjoying the flower bouquets in the house.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full of Flowers,