Friday, July 1, 2022

Hay Making and Foxgloves...

 

No stitching for me today...



Mowing the 2nd hay field...




I am not alone...


Lots and lots of turkey vultures...






they follow the mower looking for

tidbits to feed their young...






nothing goes to waste...






It was a beautiful day to be out of doors...






The field is mowed and I am heading for the barn !






It is Foxglove season here in the 

Pacific Northwest






Foxglove growing up and through 

an old squeeze chute...






Foxglove growing up through an 

irrigation pipe trailer...






I love the spotty throats inside the blooms...






Pink has never looked this good !












One of my favorite times of the year!


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LuAnn Kessi

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Hay Season & Feathers...

 

Work before Play



I spent the day on my little red tractor...





It was nice and cool out...

a perfect day for mowing hay



Look what I found:


Elk Antler





Elk herds spend a lot of time 

grazing in the hay fields,

and in the Spring the 

bull elk shed their antlers...





I kept my eye out, but didn't find any others.





It was a beautiful day outdoors !



When I came home I was

itching to do some stitching:


I pulled out a yard of hand dyed fabric

and put together a quilt sandwich 

and just played...






I have been doing so much piecing,

I forgot what it was like to machine quilt...





YLI Variations Thread

Always a favorite of mine !






High Contrast.....yellow on blue






Very satisfying !

A perfect way to end the day.

5 more hay fields to mow.

More To come...


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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Wild Goose Chase.....Top Done

I spent some time in the Thread Shed

yesterday piecing the last 2 seams 

of the Wild Goose Chase quilt top:

 


2 Seams left to piece together...





1 seam left to piece together...





Giving it a final pressing...





I took it outdoors for a photo shoot...




I put it back on the design wall

and noticed that the very last flying goose

on the bottom right corner...

is upside down.

Time to get out the seam ripper !


Wild Goose Chase 56 x 66


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Friday, June 24, 2022

Improv....Wild Goose Chase.....Progress


This is what the improv piece looked 

like a week ago on the design wall








I have continued to add more flying geese units

around the outside edges...






I am slowly filling in all the gaps...






I started to piece the top together...

it is like a puzzle putting all of these units 

together of all varied sizes.






There are so many seams,

the quilt is shrinking in all directions

as I piece it together...






It is becoming one cohesive unit...




I am in the process of adding a new row 

to the right side...

then I can piece all of the vertical rows together.

More to Come...


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Saturday, June 18, 2022

Improv Piecing.....Wild Goose Chase

 

In the last 2 weeks I have spent some time

with my latest improv project...






This is what it looked like 2 weeks ago:


I was just getting a few blocks up 

on the design wall...






It is growing...




All of these flying geese units together,

remind me of a Wild Goose Chase...





My scraps are dwindling...

I am using fabrics scraps from hexagon quilt

I made a few years back.



I will keep adding geese units
until the scraps run out...




The Thread Shed has a new addition:


Sunflower Quilt Block





The Sunflower Quilt block looks great

on the yellow Thread Shed...








Here is a BURST of COLOR for you:

Pink Lupine

This is blooming just outside the front door.


Spring is very slow coming to the Pacific Northwest

this year, but it is on the way!


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