Friday, October 21, 2016

Snap Bags and Zipper Bags...

I am having some sort of a bag craze

and I can't seem to stop myself...

Ralph keeps the fabric warmed up on my table...

We spent the week at the Quilt Palace:

My laundry basket is piling up with Bags!

 Quilted Zipper Bags:

Made from black sun printed fabric and

Blue Thermofax printed fabric

Minnie Mouse Bag

You know all those fat quarters you buy 

because they look fun?  

Well, I pulled them out of the cupboard

and turned them into bags.

I wish I had more than a fat quarter 

of these birds on pink

Roy Rogers and Trigger

Crows and Ravens.....always a favorite

Hand Painted
Canvas Zipper Bags:

 Snap Bag:

Made from Jello Printed Fabric

Knick Knack Sack

I have been going through lots of zippers!

I have not tired of creating bags....

more to come!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Painted Canvas Zipper Bags...

The Art Sisters are painting canvas today

We are working in the Quilt Palace Kitchen

The primed canvas is on the table.

Inspirational images are taped 

on all the cupboards.

We begin at 11 am

We rolled on the first layer of craft paint 

with sponge rollers

The first layer is dry we are ready to add more...

We are adding marks with corn on the cob, 

rubber bands, jar lids, pool noodles, bubble 

wrap, netting, corks, mostly found items.

The second layer is dry...

We add a third layer of paint...

We are using black and white paint...

We are all in agreement...

the painted canvas is DONE!

Close Up Images:

It is now 12:30......1.5 hours to paint this canvas.

While we eat lunch, the canvas dries.

We sliced up the canvas into 6 sections,

1 for each Art Sister:

Everyone seems happy with 

their portion of the painted canvas!

Now we are off to the sewing machines 

to stitch up

Zipper Bags:

 Here is a beauty shot of all the bags:

The Art Sisters now have 

painted canvas zipper bags

to store their art supplies!

Gather your friends together and get busy...

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Zinnia Quilt.....Road Trip

We traveled North to Washington State...

The cowboy baled alfalfa hay...

I played with fabric...

My sister and I shared the pattern cutting...

I brought the press along to fuse the fabrics...

Let the games begin!

The pattern pieces are cut 

and sorted by fabric color...

The pattern pieces are pinned to the fabrics

to help us stay organized...

The plastic overlay helps us place the pattern 

pieces on the teflon sheet underneath...

Here is a peek under the plastic overlay...

We are putting down the base petals 

of the Zinnia.

At this point, all of the base petals are in place...

Here is another peek under the plastic...

Time to begin adding the tiny shadow pieces...

We are using Steam A Seam 2...

The fused fabrics stick 

where you put them.....nice.

Dark pink shadows have been added...

Cranberry red shadows have been added...

The center of the flower is taking shape...

Auditioning greens for the leaves...

We narrowed it down to these greens...

This is my sister's Zinnia

My Zinnia is on the left.

I will finish it when we return home.

At this point the flowers are fused.

We will lift them off the teflon 

and audition background fabrics.

Then we can begin the quilting process.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi