Tuesday, May 5, 2015

2016 Raffle Quilt......Design Wall




I am designing the 2016 raffle quilt

for the Women's Cancer Coalition...




These fabrics were donated for the raffle quilt...

Thank You Nancy!






Large Floral prints are always a favorite of mine...












My art sisters helped me choose a few more

coordinating fabrics...










Design Wall:


My goal for this design is to leave room for...

Machine Quilting!






I drew out a large leaf on freezer paper...






The large leaves go nicely with the floral fabrics...






This feels good.....but needs a bit more.






This is the fabric on the left side of the quilt top...

I plan to add this flower image to the design.






I draw it out much larger on the freezer paper...













I've decided I want to soften the straight seam

along the bottom of the quilt...




I wavy cut the fabric along the bottom

then marked the curves with chalk...













This softens up the bottom portion of the design...






You can view the wavy seam better from this angle.






This is as far as I can go for now.

I will take this to the Harlan Valley Quilters.

more to come...




Fusible Applique...

I love it, but it makes a big mess!




 This is where I have been working all day:


The Thread Shed......my happy place!












If you look closely...

you can see Thread Shed on the door.







Wishing you beautiful days!



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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,


LuAnn Kessi

Monday, May 4, 2015

Idaho Quilting Retreat...



Time for a road trip...

After a 10 hour drive we arrived in Idaho




I am at the Bossom Buddies Quilt Retreat

This is my home away from home

for the next week







I plan to piece my Double Wedding Ring Quilt

into rows...






I brought along my Vintage Singer 185K

so she could stretch her legs for a few days!







I spent several hours getting my rings up on the 

design wall...

I am ready to begin piecing this into a quilt top






Enough rings leftover for a runner...







This is the hallway leading to the bedrooms.

At the end of the hall is the large work space

where we will be sewing.






My first row is coming together nicely...






Sewing Machine Cover

A gift from my Anny Donna to all of the quilters.







Penny is working on a Halloween wall quilt







Penny has a mat with pockets under her machine...







Sewing Machine Cover







This is the large work space we are enjoying...

During the day you look out onto the lake.














This is the view from where I sit...






My Sewing Machine Cover







Penny is paper piecing sun blocks...













Ann does beautiful hand appliqué...







Chicken Pincushion














My first row is complete...

8 more rows to go!





Donna and LuAnn


We jumped out of bed each morning and went right to our

sewing machines...  still in our jammies!

Yes, that is snow falling behind us through the window.






Dawn is playing with a puppy

that belongs to the camp host.






Linda is quilting on FISH...






How FUN are these?












Quilting from the back side...












A well-loved Quilt...






We all wore tattoos...

Born To Quilt







Hallway.....Design Wall












By the end of the retreat I completed 6 rows

on the Double Wedding Ring Quilt top






We all had lots of FUN....






Ate lots of yummy food...






and sewed lots of stitches!






I am so happy I made the trip to Idaho...

I made lots of wonderful memories!




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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi