Sunday, September 30, 2018

Autumn......Color Blast

Here are a few autumn images

from the back yard...

Be sure to click on the image to enlarge it!

Vine Maple Leaves

Maple Leaves

Chinese Lanterns

This is what a chinese lantern looks

like in December,

just a skeleton.....beautiful.

Dinner Plate Dahlia......after the rain


Grape Leaves

Spider Web

This is HUGE.....4 times the size of my hand

As always, you are welcome to use my images

in your personal art work.

Happy Autumn to You!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Handcrafted.....Foam Stamps


I have been saving up plastic food containers

all summer long...

they work great as the base for

creating these handcrafted foam stamps...

to create the stamps...

The size of the plastic container determines

the size of the stamp you create...

I double up the foam sheets 

so the stamp is thicker,

easier to apply paint 

when you are stamping with them...

The foam sheets are backed with paper.

I draw the design on the paper side,

then cut out the shape with regular scissors...

it cuts like butter!

After cutting the shape, I pull off the backing 

paper to expose the adhesive side,

then press it down onto the plastic...

ta-da you have a handcrafted foam stamp!

I use these stamps for jello printing

and also direct printing on fabric.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Friday, September 21, 2018

Bloggers Quilt Festival.....Nature Walk

Here is my entry for the Bloggers Quilt Festival

Nature Walk
60 x 60 inches
Created By: LuAnn Kessi

Sun Printed and Hand Dyed Cotton Fabric
Machine Pieced
Machine Quilted

Click on these images for a close up view!

I had a great deal of fun collecting botanicals...

painting fabrics and setting them out 

in the sunshine...

to create these sun prints...

My favorite part of any quilt is...

the machine quilting!

I do love yummy thread work...

The border fabric is a hand dye

created by Vicki Welsh

This quilt was a treat from start to finish!

February of 2018 Nature Walk 


I am tickled PINK !

Many Thanks for checking out my entry.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Monday, September 17, 2018

Monday......Sunflower Progress Report

Here we go with another Monday

progress report on the Sunflower...

I am curve piecing my way 

along the top of the flower.

The blue background gets darker 

along the top edge...

This distant image gives you some perspective

of just how big this flower really is...

At this point all of the petals are stitched in place.

I am beginning the green leaves 

along the top left side...

5:00....I called it a day

Just a little corner left to piece.

Here's a look at real flowers

growing in the back yard this evening:

Dinner Plate Dahlias...

Always a favorite of mine...

Black Eyed Suzy

This little green fly loves the flowers...

The grape arbor in the back yard 

is putting on a show!

We know autumn has arrived when the 

grape leaves turn gorgeous shades of red...

I tasted a few of the grapes...

they are almost ready,

maybe another week or so.

We have 12 different varieties of table grapes

growing on the arbor...

Wishing you a colorful Autumn!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi