Monday, June 19, 2017

More Abstract Art Quilt Cards.....



Since my work table was still set up for

Abstract Art Quilt

Inspiration Cards...



I couldn't resist making more!




This time it was just Kathi and I...


We spent a lovely day handing index cards 

back and forth to each other 

adding more fabrics with each round...

We ended up with another table full of

inspiration cards for our upcoming

Abstract Art Quilt Project.




Here are close up images of

2 cards at a time:

























































Kathi and I took turns choosing a few 

of our favorite cards...

the rest we plan to share with our friends.







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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,


LuAnn Kessi

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Abstract Art Quilt.....Inspiration



Abstract Art Quilts intrigue me...




I admire the work of Pat Pauly (shown here)






I purchased her DVD

Abstract Art Quilt Design
from Start to Finish




I invited my Art Sisters over today...


We all brought our fabric scraps

an open mind and a

willingness to try something new...






We are employing Pat Pauly's 

index card technique.

It gives you a jump start to abstract designing!



In a round robin method,

we stitched a scrap onto a card

then handed it off to the next person to add to.

This continued until the cards were filled up.



This was liberating!






Also challenging!





Very Relaxing!






These are not finished pieces of art work...

just a jumping off point...

an inspiration.





After a few hours...

the completed cards were piling up.....yum!






I think it helped to have input from all of us...






If I had done these all by my lonesome...

I think they all would have looked the same.

I tend to stick to the same colors and my own 

style of design.






Many hands make interesting work!




 At the end of the day, we took turns 

choosing the cards that inspired us:


These are the cards I chose...






These are the cards Kathi chose.

Nancy and Carmen got out the door before

I could snap a photo of their cards.




Rather than stare at an empty design wall

and try to design an abstract art quilt...






We now have these inspiration cards to get

those creative juices flowing...







We have decided on a 20 x 32 inch format

for our first Abstract Art Quilt.



We will meet in one month

and discuss our progress.




I left my work table looking like this:


Makes me want to sit down and 

make more cards!



Our hay fields here @ home are ripening...

we are getting the hay equipment ready to go...

rather than the hum of a sewing machine,

I will be listening to the roar of tractor.

I will sneak time whenever I can

to work on my first Abstract Art Quilt...

I will share my progress as I go along.

More to Come!


CLICK HERE to check out the fabrics 

I created for this project.


CLICK HERE to view more index cards


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,


LuAnn Kessi

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Discharge......Hand Dyes


I have several containers of






Most of it is more than 7 years old.

I thought I should test it to see if it still works???



I pulled out some of my dark hand dyes:


Yupp.....still works!



I couldn't stop with just a test...


Painted on with natural fiber brush...

These circles are 18 inches

I am working BIG today!




Folded Shibori Hand Dye











Folded Shibori Hand Dye






Pleated Gradient





Stamped with HUGE stencil brush









This piece of fabric is 6 feet long:





Close Up View:











Close Up View:


I had a FUN day in the Thread Shed!


I have a pile of dark hand dyes waiting for me

and lots of discharge paste.






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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,


LuAnn Kessi

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Trail Camera......Grizzly



I have been pawing through the 

trail camera video files

and found something I forgot about...


When we travel we take our trail camera along.

You never know what you will see.





While camping in Southern Idaho

a Grizzly Bear filled up our trail camera

with images and video.












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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,


LuAnn Kessi