Thursday, April 27, 2017

Song Birds...



The Permission 2 Play Members

gathered together today...









Instructor:  Kathi Borrego

is leading a class in Song Birds











Kathi demonstrates how to create

the song bird art quilt





The students dive right in.......designing
















































Grape and Curly Willow Branches





















Here comes the.....Show 'n Tell:







































Many Thanks Kathi 

for a FUN and Tweet Class







Please join us for our next class:


Thursday, May 25, 2017 @ 1:00

Felted Bowls

JanniLou Creations Quilt Shop

Philomath, OR






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 Kathi Borrego Debbie van der Sommen LuAnn Kessi

 Many Thanks for the support of:
JanniLou Creations Quilt ShopOSU Folk Thrift Club of Corvallis, ORMary's River Quilt GuildDonations made by private individualsGood Samaritan HospitalSamaritan Regional Cancer CenterCorvallis Clinic OncologyProject H.E.R.
You make this class possible!





Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Life @ the Goat Barn...



I took my camera along to the goat barn...



We are feeding nannies and kids 

this morning...






This is Lily






Her mama, Long Ears, is my favorite goat.

You can see that Lily inherited her mamas

beautiful long ears.




We are still in the calving mode...

a dozen cows left to calve yet.


This little white face calf makes me smile...

one black eye, one white eye.





This is the second set of twin calves...

They are several weeks old now and out in the

 pasture with their mama.



These are the last images of the tulips 

in the yard:


The morning sun and evening sun

make for terrific back-lit photography...











I am working on a whole cloth quilt project...

I will upload the design images soon.



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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,


LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Soy Wax Over-Dye......Fabric Reveal


Here are the results of our

Soy Wax  Batik

Play Day last week...



These started out as light colored hand dyes:


This was a light gradient from blue to yellow

stamped with circle sponges

then over dyed dark green.






This is a lavender flour sack towel,

stamped with a hand cut sponge,

over dyed dark purple.






This was a piece I was using for

 a demo in classes.

It has all sorts of soy wax stamping on it.

It started out light peach colored,

then over dyed dark maroon.









I am not certain of the original color,

stamped with a pool noodle,

over dyed dark green.






Not sure who did this one,

very cool.... I like it.






This started out white,

stamped with leaf shaped sponge and circles,

over dyed dark green.






This started out very light blue,

stamped with plastic plumbing pipe,

over dyed dark maroon.








Stared out white,

stamped with circles and squares,

over dyed dark green.






This started out as a yellow hand dye,

stamped with a hand cut oval sponge,

over dyed black.



This is the only piece to survive 

the black dye bath.

All of the other pieces came out nearly all black 

without any resist?






I think this was waxed with a 

natural bristle brush?






White Fabric stamped with pool noodle,

over dyed dark green.








Lavender hand dye,

stamped with wire circles and plumber pipe,

over dyed dark purple.






stamped with potato masher and pool noodles,

over dyed dark purple.






Gradient hand dye yellow to blue,

stamped with sponges, pool noodles 

and plumber pipe,

over dyed dark green.









Light blue hand dye,

stamped with circles,

over dyed dark blue.






Stamped with sponges and circles,

over dyed dark purple.








Light blue hand dye,

stamped with glass bowl and circles,

over dyed dark green.






Light blue hand dye,

stamped with hand cut oval sponge,

over dyed dark blue.






This one has some previous soy wax 

that was over painted,

then soy waxed again,

then over dyed dark green.






Not sure what color this started out,

soy wax stamped with metal circles 

and pool noodles,

over dyed dark green.


We had a FUN day playing with 

hot soy wax and hand dyed fabrics 

that needed more surface design treatments.









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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,


LuAnn Kessi