Monday, November 14, 2022

Improv Stars...

I am playing around with a stitch and flip

improv technique... 

Improv Stars

This is what my work table looks like today...

I pawed through my scrap bin and 

pulled out a few jewel tone scraps

and sorted them by color...

I also found this...
I placed strings under white cotton
and rubbed over the top with thickened dye.

I cut it into 2 1/5 inch strips,
then cut it into 2 1/5 inch squares
and 2 1/5 x 4 1/5 rectangles

Then I stitched triangle shapes

to the corners...

The 4 squares go in the center,
the rectangles create the star points...

Here's one in progress...

white background pieces on flannel board

Big triangles stitched to rectangles...

smaller triangles stitched to squares in center...

Improv Stars......FUN !

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Monday, November 7, 2022

Monday Project....Reflections of Autumn


On Mondays I meet up with my

Quilting Tribe @ The Quilt Palace...

This is my newest Monday quilt project:

Reflections of Autumn Quilt

I will only be working on this on Mondays

when I am @ The Quilt Place...

How gorgeous is this border panel !

16 beautiful autumn prints....yummy !

Close-Up View of a few of them:

I spent today sorting and labeling all of the

fabrics that came in the kit:

I was able to cut out all of the pieces too...

Before the end of the day I began

stitching a few squares together...

This was my first Monday working on this quilt

and what a wonderful day I had

handling all of these autumn prints.

Looking forward to next Monday !

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Friday, November 4, 2022

Oregon Quilt Retreat...

I have returned to Oregon from 

the Idaho Retreat

I attended last week...

I put the Reflected Harmony quilt top,

I have in progress, up on the design wall...

I completed the central part of the quilt top

in Idaho last week...

Now that I am back in Oregon,

I will cut up these border fabrics

and stitch them onto the quilt top...

I am attending a quilt retreat here

in Oregon this week:

I have 4 borders added at this point...

The Flying Geese Border is the 4th border...

Adding the 5th border...

5 Borders.....1 more to go

I am getting too much help today !

6th and Final border....Dark Red Floral Fabric

Ta Da.......DONE !

95 x 95 inches

I have lots of leftover fabrics...

maybe I can use them up and do some back art !

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LuAnn Kessi

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Idaho Retreat....Part 2

Here are Show 'n Tell images

from the Quilters at the Idaho Retreat 

Larissa finished stitching her

log cabin blocks together...

She is making piano key borders...

The perfect border treatment 

for the Log Cabin quilt

Karen is piecing table runners...

Penny's Sampler Quilt

Sharon's Quilt Top

Sue's paper pieced fruits and veggies

Sue's 1930's Depression Era quilt top

Penny pinned her tulip block to the window...

She is making progress on her tulips

Penny also pieced this pony quilt top

Karen's pink and brown 9 patch and star quilt

Ann's amazing hand stitched applique' quilt top

It is truly inspiring !

This was a wonderful Quilt Retreat!

It is time to pack up all of our gear...

Three Quilters can really stuff a car full...

Stuffed side to side...

Hard to believe Larissa had room to sit

in this back seat...

This was my view from the front seat...

jammed and crammed full !

Here we are in Northern Idaho...

All of our gear and three Quilters fit in that car !

After a weekend visit,

we are heading back to Western Oregon.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi