Thursday, June 18, 2015

Mola......Play Days



My Art Sisters are in the Thread Shed...

We are playing with Molas today





4 People get along fairly well in the 

20 x 16 foot Thread Shed





Mola Patterns






Nancy is tracing her pattern 

onto the back side of pre-fused fabric.

A light box works well for this process.





My Inspiration Board

These modern molas are fast and fun to make, which is just what we need for this 3 hour class. These are inspired by traditional molas, which take many weeks or even months to complete with reverse appliqué.



We are working with vibrant, solid color fabrics





The fabrics are pre-fused with Lite Steam A Seam 2






I wouldn't even attempt this type of intricate appliqué

without Lite Steam A Seam 2





Lizard pattern on the light box



Here are some process images:























































































































































Modern Molas


See you in class:

Thursday, June 25, 2015
1:00 - 4:00
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
Philomath, Oregon





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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,


LuAnn Kessi


8 comments:

Michele Bilyeu said...

Wonderful molas! Such a creative class. Something I've always admired and so fun to see this process!

Farm Quilter said...

Way cool!!! How are you stitching down the fused fabric? I have found that fusible isn't forever and since it is my favorite form of applique, I'm always looking for different ways to keep it attached!!

Judy Cooper Textile Images said...

Very nice molas! I have always been fascinated with the bright colours of the traditional Molas. I have a book on making them. I do like your modern method. Thanks for sharing.

LuAnn Kessi said...

Many thanks for your kind comments. These modern moles are fast and fun to make, which is just what we need for this 3 hour class. These are inspired by traditional moles, which take many weeks or even months to complete.
My Best To You,
LuAnn in Oregon

Linda E in AZ said...

Oh, how very cool! Looks like wonderful fun!

Peggyinno said...

Such wonderful and creative pieces! Love all the colors!

Carole @ Fresh off the Frame said...

Well, that is a clever way to reinterpret a traditional idea! It is always fun to see what you and your co-conspirators come up with for your classes. Thank you for sharing your ideas and inspiring the rest of us. :-) Carole

Robbie said...

They are wonderful!!! Each looks so intricate!!! Nicely done, ladies!