Friday, January 30, 2015

Fabulous Faces......Granny Girls

I am putting the finishing touches on a few

class sample quilts...

These are for my Fabulous Faces class next month...

The Granny Girls

This is Grumpy Granny

I think she has bunions and her shoes are too tight!

This is Sweetie Pie Granny

She bakes cookies and spoils her grandchildren.

This is Crazy Granny

She lets her grandchildren jump on the beds

and have pillow fights!

This is Sophisticated Granny

She goes to the hair dresser, her clothes are always in-style

and you have to take your shoes off when you go to her house.

It is time to pull out the tool box and.....embellish!

Hot Fix Crystals.....just what the Grannies need!

Sophisticated Granny loves her jewels!

Simple diamond earrings are just right for

Sweetie Pie Granny

Even Grumpy Granny gets tiny blue earrings.

Big shiny earrings for Crazy Granny!

The Granny Girls

Permission 2 Play
Fabulous Faces Class

Thursday, February 26, 2015 @ 1:00

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Feathered Heart.....Machine Quilting

Machine Quilted Feathered Heart

White Cotton Fabric, Cotton Batting, 

White Cotton Aurifil Thread,

80/12 Sharp Needle

Trace heart shape onto white cotton fabric

Question mark shapes......feathered spine lines

I stitch from the bottom of the heart...

I can see better when stitching out the feather plumes

Begin stitching plumes up the right side of the heart...

The right side of the heart is all stitched with plumes

I am ready to begin stitching plumes 

on the opposite side of the heart...

I would normally stitch this out without stopping,

but I am taking it out so you can view the progress.

On the left side is my sketch on paper...

on the right is the heart ready to stitch the next section.

Both sides of the heart have been stitched with plumes

I will begin stitching in the center area of the heart...

My sketch will show you where I plan to stitch next.

I have filled up the right side of the center area...

I will begin filling in the opposite side of the heart center...

It's almost done...

The heart is completely feathered...

I sprayed water and removed the blue markings.

Here is a chocolate heart I feathered.

I am working with a Bernina Artista 200

Before machine quilting...

I usually warm up with a feather design.

Gunnr....a 93 pound boxer, keeps me company...

he snoozes under the sewing machine.

You are welcome to print out the sketches below

and follow along with me:

CLICK HERE to view my online Quilting Sketch Book

CLICK HERE to view my Machine Quilting

CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts

May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Friday, January 23, 2015

Collage Cards Class.....P2P

Permission 2 Play

A day of......Collage

Note Cards

Instructor:  Liz Hoffman

Instructor:  Nancy Bryant

Tissue Paper Collage Sheets

This is the Collage process:

EZ-Steam II

Peel off the blue backing paper to expose the fusible...

Tear off pieces of tissue paper and 

place them onto fusible sheet...

continue adding tissue paper...

Once the fusible is entirely covered in tissue paper,

cover it with parchment paper and press with an iron:

The tissue paper is now glued down to the EZ-Steam II sheet

Mod Podge.....Extreme Glitter

Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the tissue paper sheet.

Allow it to dry for an hour or two....or overnight.

The students begin cutting the collage sheets...


Collage Note Card

Collage Note Card

Remove the backing from the sheet of collage paper...

Place the fused collage sheet onto a blank note card...

Cover with parchment with a hot iron.

Remove the parchment while it is still warm.

Your note cards are ready to embellish

Adorn the edge with craft scissors

Add stickers or rubber stamping

Collage Note Cards:

Bookmark and Note Card

We love us some Collage!

Permission 2 Play is a FREE class offering for

cancer diagnosed patients.

For more info contact:
LuAnn Kessi

Next Class:

Thursday, February 26, 2015 @ 1:00
Instructor: LuAnn Kessi
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
Philomath, Oregon

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 at JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop in 

Philomath, Oregon

If you are interested in joining this class contact:

LuAnn Kessi

Many Thanks to JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop in 

Philomath, Oregon for your support. This class
would not be possible without you!

A BIG Thank You to OSU Folk Thrift Store, Mary's 

River Quilt Guild and those who provide funding to 

purchase the needed supplies for these FREE classes 

offered to cancer diagnosed patients.

Our Best To You,

Nancy Bryant
Virginia Gregory
Kathi Borrego
LuAnn Kessi