Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Focus on Fusing.......Leaf Shapes


I am enrolled in Melody Johnson's






Our third homework assignment is to create

leaf shapes...



I am using my hand dyed fabrics 

in this class...























I decided to jump ahead in the assignments and

create a fused quilt...


I chose a color story I wanted to work with 

and  began building a composition...






I added units created in the previous lessons...






Fusing liberates you to create a composition

that you cannot easily make 

with a pieced design...





I added a 2 inch border of black all the way 

around so that I have fabric to do a 

wrapped edge treatment...






The top has been machine quilted....





Back Side of Quilt Top






On the right is Fast 2 Fuse which is used in the 

wrapped edge treatment.






The black border fabric has been fused 

to the back side of the Fast 2 Fuse...






Red hand dyed fabric 

has been fused to the back...






This is the completed quilt

15 x 15 inches

















I will post my homework 

as I complete it each week.




Every Friday Melody posts a 

new homework assignment.


 Melody is offering this as a FREE online class!



CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Whimsy Quilts....Class Prep



The Permission 2 Play Instructors

are gathered together to do some class prep 

for our October 27, 2016 class:

Fused Whimsy Quilts


We are working with a stash of

pre-fused fabrics

leftover from previous classes.






We are trying for a whimsy wonky look...






Sometimes whimsy is not easy to do...






We powered through and tried to keep

things off balance and FUN!











Fast 2 Fuse was used to create this

wavy edge treatment...








I went home and continued to tweek my design:


I change the background from green to pink.

The pink made it more FUN!




 Close Up Detail of Quilting:


I have been in a bubble mood lately...

so I went with the feeling.






Extending the bubble quilting into the borders

added to the whimsy a bit.






Fused Whimsy Quilt Class Sample




The Fast 2 Fuse is double sided fusible

so I slapped a hunk of fabric on the back

and ironed it down...

a fast, down and dirty back treatment.


The Permission 2 Play classes are limited to

3 hours so we must invent creative techniques

to enable the students to leave class with a

finished project.



CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Monday, September 5, 2016

Focus on Fusing......Introducing Fused Shapes



I am enrolled in Melody Johnson's







Our second homework assignment is to create

fused shapes...



Strips......straight and curvy.

I plan to sub-cut skinny, long strips from 

the black and white units.






Squares, Triangles, Circles and X's






Spirals and Wavy Lines






I found it terribly relaxing to create these units




I am drawn to circles so had a play...


Confetti Circles on the Left

Sticks and Stones on the Right





I call this.....Ring Toss






This is my fusing set up...

Small cutting mat on the left,

Press Board with Release Paper 

and Iron on the right.






I listen to a book on tape and FUSE

to my heart's content.

Thanks Melody for so much Fusing FUN!



I will post my homework 

as I complete it each week.




Every Friday Melody posts a 

new homework assignment.


 Melody is offering this as a FREE online class!



CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


Friday, September 2, 2016

Focus on Fusing.......Fused Fabric




I am enrolled in Melody Johnson's






My fabrics have been dyed...


The hand dyes are all fused...

You can see the fusible paper 

on the back side of the fabrics.






I spent the day trimming off all of the un-fused

edges on the hand dyed fat quarters.






I need to be sure that the fusing goes all the way

to the edges of the fabric.






Lots of edge trimmings.






Rather than work with an entire fat quarter 

of fused fabric,

I am cutting off 3 inch strips to work with.






It took most of the day to get the 50 fat quarters 

trimmed and ready to work with.











The fabrics are prepped...

I am ready to begin creating!



I will post my homework 

as I complete it each week.




Every Friday Melody posts a 

new homework assignment.


 Melody is offering this as a FREE online class!



CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts


May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi