Monday, August 31, 2015

Gyotaku Fish Rubbing.....P2P



The Permission 2 Play group gathered together

to do some Fish Printing...

Gyotaku Fish Rubbing











The table is set for....FUN!





Instructor: Kathi Borrego





Kathi demonstrates fish rubbing for the students...





Printing on cotton fabric with acrylic fabric paints





Rubber Replica Fish













Each student did a test print on muslin


















Fish prints can be enhanced with fabric paints













































Fish Printing.....give it a try!




Next Permission 2 Play Class:

Thursday, September 24, 2015
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop
Philomath, OR
Instructor:  Nancy Bryant
Technique:  Psychedelic Pears



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 the 4th Thursday of each month at
JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop, Philomath, OR

If you are interested in joining this class contact:

LuAnn Kessi   kessi@pioneer.net

Our Best To You,

Instructors:
Nancy Bryant
Virginia Gregory
Kathi Borrego
LuAnn Kessi





Painting the Palace...




This is what I have been up to...




It doesn't involve a sewing machine!







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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Friday, August 28, 2015

Camping.......Quilter Style



I am a Quilter who loves to camp...



All the comforts of home...







Really......ALL the comforts of home:


The camp trailer table 

is the perfect home for the Singer 185K






The table is tiny, 

but there is plenty of room for everything I need...






Camping brings out the improv piecing in me...











Quilting......no reason to leave it at home!




Gorgeous Ponderosa Pine Bark:












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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fantasy Fish.....Borders




Let's get some sort of border treatment

on the Fantasy Fish...



The roll of Steam A Seam is still on the Big Board...

Let's fuse some border fabrics!






Slice the fabrics into triangles...






Triangle shapes on the edge of the fish quilt...

I like this......I will keep going with it.











They are wonky triangles...






Free-hand cut triangles.....placed at wonky angles.

They give a sense of playfulness to the fish.




 Let's give Red Fish some borders:


Choose border fabrics...




Cut the border fabrics into 3 inch strips:


Place the strips on the fusible 

or sticky side of the Steam A Seam Lite 2






Press or iron the strips onto the fusible web...






Cut the fused strips apart...






Layer the strips and free hand cut them into triangles...






Place the triangles on the edges...






Peel the release paper off the back of the triangles...






Iron the triangles onto the quilt top...






Trim off the rough edges and square up the quilt...






Red Fish is ready for a binding treatment.






Orange and Pink Fish






Green and Purple Fish






Blue Fish











I plan to do a bit more top stitching...

then get fast fused bindings on these fish.


More to come...





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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi