Sunday, May 8, 2022

Large Florals...

 

This is what the sewing table looks like

out in the Thread Shed today...



I am cutting and piecing gorgeous florals...





These are part of the Modern Love collection...





I am a sucker for large floral fabrics...






They look like a watercolor painting...











I am trimming 158 bias squares...





The Bloc Loc rulers are the only way to go

when you are trimming bias squares...





After the bias squares are trimmed,

I pieced them into pinwheel blocks...





All of the units are cut out and pieced

and ready for the design wall...





This is the center panel of the quilt...

This is 42 inches tall





Surrounding the center panel with blocks...






How FUN !






Lots of movement with those pinwheel blocks...
















All of the units are up on the design wall.

I hope to make it back out to the Thread Shed

soon to begin piecing the top together.

More to Come...


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LuAnn Kessi

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Saturday, April 23, 2022

Passing the Torch...


Every Quilt has a story...


She carefully chose the flannel fabrics.

I asked her, "what do you want to do with these?"

She replied, "I want to sew all the pieces together

to make a quilt for my bed."







I cut the flannel fabrics into squares

and she pieced them together...





I told her if she finished the quilt top,

I would quilt and bind it for her...





Over a period of 2 weeks,

she stitched together seam after seam

until she thought it was big enough for her bed...





Then she went home

and I carried on with completing the quilt...





I backed it with with the flannel that

she chose for the back side...





The quilting is done and I am

squaring up the corners...





It is ready for a binding...





The lavender binding is finished...





The flannel quilt is all done...





This important quilt is documented with

a label sewn onto the back.

It is her first quilt.

She has been sewing since she was 4 years of age.

She loves to operate a sewing machine

and hopes to have one of her own someday.

As a quilter of more than 30 years,

I believe I have passed the torch.


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LuAnn Kessi

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Bench Pillow....Finished

 

This was a FAST and FUN project !



Bench Pillow...





Yo Yo Flowers...





I used Superior Monopoly thread to applique'...

It is nearly invisible






The rubber boots are my favorite !





The backing is Petal Power fabric...





I made an envelope style back so the 

pillow insert slips in and out easily...




I know someone with a big, white bench...

just in time for Mother's Day !


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LuAnn Kessi

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Monday, April 18, 2022

Bench Pillow...


It is SPRING here in Western Oregon

 


Before summer arrives,

I thought I better get this project done...





Bench Pillow...






My first love is free motion quilting...

can you tell I had loads of FUN

stitching the background of the pillow ?&*














I have the applique' all traced out

on the fusible web...





I am auditioning fabrics and trim

that might work with the blue flower fabric...




Nothing is ironed down yet,

but this is as far as I got for today.

I am hoping to get back to this soon

while it is still SPRING !


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LuAnn Kessi

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Sunday, April 17, 2022

Vintage Lone Star Quilt.....


The walls are freshly painted,

the new carpet is installed

and the new bedroom furniture has arrived...

 

It is time to put a QUILT on the bed...





This is a vintage Lone Star quilt I discovered

in a thrift store about 25 years ago...




My grandma's 1903 Singer Treadle machine 

sits by the window...

Our new curtains are back ordered,

which will give the Cowboy time to put in

the new window sills and moulding.




This 1930's quilt is hand pieced and

magnificently hand quilted...

unfortunately, the maker did not sign her work.





Our bed is a queen

and this quilt is more suited for a double bed size.





It is Spring here in Western Oregon

and this quilt is just perfect for this

time of year !



Happy Spring !


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LuAnn Kessi

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