Monday, September 8, 2014

Barn Lot Quilt Series...

After spending so much time in our barn lot during hay season this year, 

and making so many images with my camera,

I decided to print out my favorite photos and begin a new quilt series:

The images printed beautifully on 8.5 x 11 inch fabric.

I use an Epson printer with Durabrite Inks

and Jacquard® Inkjet Fabric Sheets 8.5"x 11"

100 images…..probably a series of 5 or 6 quilts.

These images are mostly TRUCK related:

The overlapping of the images appeals to me…

I pulled out a few yards of rust dyed fabrics as a possible background for the quilt…

The rust fabric on the left is the back of the fabric…..lighter, more texture.

The rust fabric on the right is the front of the fabric…..smoother appearance.

You can see the left side of the rusted fabric really jumps out at you with texture.

I decided to use the back side of the rusted fabric for texture

 I put 2 yards of rusted fabric up on the design wall:

and arranged the barn lot images on top of it…

The rusted fabric works well with the dusty, rusty, time-worn appearance of these images.

You can see the paint peeling on the truck in this image.

This is a possible lay out for this quilt…

I decided to remove the rusted fabric from the wall, 

put the fabric photos on the wall

then fill in around them with the rusted fabric:

I am not grooving on this setting at all.  It appears too structured.

I am taking this down and going back to the overlapping images in photo 2 above.

In the mean time…..enjoy my flower images:

Okay…..I am back

Back to square one with the images...

I prefer this lay out…more square in size, 

not as long as it was earlier.

I inserted a different piece of rust dyed fabric in the middle

to make the background large enough for all of these images:

Ahhh….this feel good.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Finish It Up Class……P2P

The Permission 2 Play Group

is Finishing Up Projects today!

The students were asked to bring their UFO's

to class today so we could assist them

with the finishing up process…

Rotary Cutting Lessons

Our favorite quilting products!

Finishing……... Houses All in a Row

Finishing…….Tea Bag Quilt

Finishing……Jello Printed Quilt

Houses All in a Row

Lessons in Binding

Tea Bag Quilt

Jello Print Quilt

Lessons in…….Free Motion Quilting

Ahhhh….don't you just love that feeling of completion!

Don't you wish every class could be….Finish It Up Class!

Permission 2 Play is a FREE class offering for

cancer diagnosed patients.

For more info contact:
LuAnn Kessi

Next Class:

Thursday, September 25, 2014 @ 1:00 - 4:00
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
1243 Main Street
Philomath, OR 97370

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 at JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop in 

Philomath, Oregon

If you are interested in joining this class contact:

LuAnn Kessi

Many Thanks to JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop in 

Philomath, Oregon for your support. This class
would not be possible without you!

A BIG Thank You to OSU Folk Thrift Store, Mary's 

River Quilt Guild and those who provide funding to 

purchase the needed supplies for these FREE classes 

offered to cancer diagnosed patients.

Our Best To You,

Nancy Bryant
Virginia Gregory
Kathi Borrego
LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, August 24, 2014

On the Road…

We are on the road again…..

traveling from Oregon to Wyoming

These are my personal images.

If you are inspired by them, you are welcome to 

use them in your personal art work

Be sure to double click to enlarge images:

I always travel with my Paul Harvey Quilt….

and my favorite guy and…...Gunnr

We are looking for Grizzly Bears this trip…

in the Tetons….

Yes, we found the grizzlies!

We traveled through Jackson Hole, Wyoming

The Tetons

We saw Moose in Moose, Wyoming

Moose Calf

We took our traveling house everywhere we went

Gunnr spent his time hanging out the window looking for buffalo

Yellowstone Elk


We chased the moon too!

Breakfast in the Tetons

Mormon barns in the Tetons

5:30 am……waiting for the sunrise to hit the barn

Morning Glory Pool

Here we are waving from the pool

I am so inspired by our trip…

I am ready to create some photo quilts!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi