Saturday, July 23, 2016

Sun Printing.......Silk Scarves

The Art Sisters are at it again!

We are sun printing scarves...

Sun Printing with Botanicals

11 x 60 inches

We are printing on Silk Scarf blanks from

We are using blossoms and leaves from our yards

We pressed them after picking to make

them lay very flat.

After the scarf is painted with Setacolor Textile 

Paint, the botanicals are placed on top,

then dried out in the sunshine.

This is what the scarf looks like after the

botanicals are removed.

The scarf is heat-set with an iron,

then hand washed.

Hydrangea blossoms and leaves

Oak Leaves

Lupine Leaves

Hardy Geranium Leaves and Blossoms

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the creation of this scarf...

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Color.......More is More!

Here is your color blast for the day

Each morning I water the flowers,

they change so much from the day before...

The flowers give me lots of inspiration

for choosing colors for my quilts...

This is the view out the back door...

This flower bed is full of State Fair Zinnias...

 State Fair Zinnias get your attention:

No need to enhance these images...

these Zinnias are just this colorful!

Orange State Fair Zinnia

so I am a bit obsessed with them right now.

Hollyhocks......always an attention getter!

Orange Cone Flowers

Now that is juicy orange!

Red Rudbeckia

Deep Pink Dahlia

Red Dahlia

All of these flowers are in the warm color family.

Lots of in-your-face color!

I hope this gives you lots of color inspiration

for your future quilting projects.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Monday, July 18, 2016

Color.....Soft and Subtle

I took the camera with me again this morning

while watering the flowers...

I love color....vibrant color!

Yet this white lily, with almost 

the absence of color, is gorgeous.

This very neutral image of Queen Anne's Lace

is also beautiful and doesn't need any more color.

Neutral colors can be so relaxing and soothing.

Dollar Pony and Freckles 

are enjoying their breakfast.

The yearling cattle are all black this year.

White Star Lily

The little pink stripe creates lots of drama.

The soft pink and yellow in this spider dahlia

allows the butterfly to get all the attention.

Passion Flower

The lavender spikes are wonderful.

Just the tiny dark pink in the center of this 


grabs your attention...

Color doesn't always have to shout at you to get

your attention.....soft and subtle works too.

Since I am a more is more girl...

I just had to throw some bright color at you

with these Cosmos!

I will take the camera out again tomorrow

while I water the flowers and give

you a big, bright, color tour of the yard.

More to come!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Quilted Crayon Tote Bag...

I quilted up a fat quarter sandwich and

turned it into a tote bag 

that holds crayons...

Crayon Tote Bag

It holds 20 crayons on the outside of the bag...

You can fill the inside with 

stickers, pads, color books, etc.

It took about an hour of my time...

I think it will take up many hours of her time!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi