Thursday, February 27, 2014

Baby Hexagon Quilt......Done

Washed and Dried the Baby Quilt

three times...

It shrunk up and is soft and cozy...

It's all ready for the baby coming in May!

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LuAnn Kessi

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Hexagon Baby Quilt......Quilting Done

I spent the day on the

The Hexagon Baby Quilt is ready for quilting:

I am using a stencil to mark the curves:

The Quilt Pounce chalk is my favorite:

The chalk lines are easy to follow:

The chalk is removed with a hot iron:

Chalk Marks are.....GONE!

Machine Quilting.....DONE!

Back Side of Hexagon Baby Quilt:

Now for the Binding...

More to Come!

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LuAnn Kessi

Monday, February 24, 2014

Wedding Star Quilt......Progress

Gunnr kept me company while I pieced on

the Wedding Star Quilt today...

Gunnr enjoyed looking out the window

as the cattle passed by...

I feel like I am coming into the home stretch

with this quilt...

All the star blocks are pieced:

I am now piecing the curved edges...

Curved Piecing...

22 more curved units and I will be done!

Yes...I feel like a race horse coming into

the home stretch!

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LuAnn Kessi

Friday, February 21, 2014

Hexagon Baby Quilt.......Top Done

For the last month this little baby quilt top 

has been a constant companion...

It has traveled with me...

I have been hand piecing everywhere I go.

94 Hexagons later...

it is ready for a border.

I chose lavender for the border:

I wanted straight edges, so I pieced in

half hexagons along the top and bottom...

I pieced in half diamonds along the sides...

Then I added a 3 inch border of lavender fabric.

I have plenty of yellow leftover for the binding...

I pawed through the fabric cupboard 

and found pieces of flannel 

that I seamed up for the back side...

I plan to machine quilt a 

Clam Shell/Baptist Fan pattern.

Since this is a traditional style quilt, I thought

I would keep the quilting traditional as well.

Why machine quilt a hand pieced quilt?

* I create too many quilts to get them all

hand quilted in my lifetime.

* Hand Quilting irritates my carpal tunnel.

*  A baby quilt will hold up better with

machine quilting vs hand quilting.

Baby Hexagon Quilt Top...

It is all spray basted and ready 

to go under the needle

of the Sweet Sixteen......very soon!

More to Come~

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LuAnn Kessi

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Stamping Play Day...

The Permission 2 Play Instructors

gathered together at the Palace

for a day of play...

We are trying out a new technique for a future class...

We are creating hand made stamps...

We are using FUN Foam...

Be sure to get the sticky back foam.

It is self-adhesive, so you

don't need any glue.

Stamps can be mounted to wood blocks...

We are also mounting them to clear plastic...

Creating a Wonky House Stamp...

Botanical Stamp...

Trees, Leaves, Birds...

Stamping on Fabric

with textile paints...

Stamps mounted on plastic

in the upper portion of photo...

The students will be stamping on

tea towels, so we are using

textile paints that will remain 

soft on the fabric.

If you don't intend to wash your fabric,

you can use most any kind of paint.

Just creating the stamps is FUN....

Stamping on Fabric...

Everyone is getting.....into it!

We found the FUN Foam easy to work with

whether using scissor or a knife...

Your stamps will have your personal style...

Remember to use an iron to

heat set the textile paints...

Reminds me of the Alfred Hitchcock film....

The Birds

Time to clean up...

Set the table...

Invite your friends over...

Give yourself...... Permission 2 Play!

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LuAnn Kessi