Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Barn Lot Quilts...Under the Needle


As soon as the cattle are fed in the morning...

I race back home to the Thread Shed

and get to stitching on the Barn Lot Quilts




I am quilting them on the Sweet Sixteen





I am using long arm rulers...






Arc ruler and Ditch ruler





I do love feather quilting,

but this quilt needs simple, masculine lines.




I don't want the quilting to 

over-power the images






The dark gold Glide thread 

blends with the images nicely












I completed the first quilt...

lots more to go.....eek!





All of the bindings are done...





I rolled the binding up on a cereal box...

all ready to go!




I have 5 quilts...

I will be lucky to get 3 of them quilted before

the January 26 deadline......eek!


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Monday, January 14, 2019

Barn Lot Quilts.....Backings and Basting


It's been more than a month since I posted

my progress on the Barn Lot Quilt Series...



All 5 quilt tops have borders...





3 weeks ago I hand dyed backings for them...











Last week I attended a quilt retreat

and basted all 5 of the quilts:







Cotton Batting





505 Spray Baste




While hand dyeing backings, I made an extra one

for my sunflower quilt....BONUS!




Here are all of the quilts piled on the bed

basted and ready to go under the needle.

I have a January 26th deadline...eek!




During our Winter Quilters Retreat...

the cattle stopped by for a visit 

at the Quilt Palace




They cows kept us company while we stitched




I am at home now working in the Thread Shed.

I am machine quilting the Barn Lot quilts

on the Sweet Sixteen (Sit Down Long Arm).




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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Fiesta Ornaments.....Class Prep


We are preparing for our P2P

Fiesta Ornaments class...


Class Sample.....Fiesta Ornament





Metal Squares....4 inches





Texture Rubbing Plates





Place metal square on top of texture plate 

and emboss with a paper stump





Sandpaper rubbed across the embossed metal

creates a distressed appearance





Pre-fused fabric.....fussy cut design





4 inch square with 2.5 inch window cut out,

helps to preview the fussy cut design





Cut out the center of the square

2.5 inch square




Fiskars Paper Edger Scissors

work nicely to trim the edges of the metal square








Pre-fused binding...

cut with a wavy edge rotary cutter




While ironing the pre-fused binding,

tuck in a ribbon at the top for displaying.



















Fiesta Ornaments





You can always tell how much fun we had

by what the table looks like at the end of

our class prep day!



Join Us:
Permission 2 Play
Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 1:00
Fiest Ornaments Metal Embossing Class
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
1243 Main Street
Philomath, OR 97370
541-929-3795


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 the 4th Thursday of each month at JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, Philomath, OR

If you are interested in joining this class contact:
LuAnn Kessi   kessi@pioneer.net

Our Best To You,
Instructors: Nancy Bryant, Kathi Borrego, 
Debbie van der Sommen, LuAnn Kessi

 Many Thanks for the support of:
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, OSU Folk Thrift Club of Corvallis, OR, Mary's River Quilt Guild, Donations made by private individuals, Good Samaritan Hospital, Samaritan Regional Cancer Center, Corvallis Clinic Oncology, Project H.E.R.
You make this class possible!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Top 10 Blog Posts......2018



I am always amazed at the most popular

posts on my blog...

These are the Top 10

that everyone has been checking out:

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi