Thursday, February 25, 2021

Pick Up Sticks.....Trimming


Trimming... 


I spent some time this week trimming blocks...





Pick Up Sticks Quilt Blocks...





Trimming the blocks down to 10 inches...



have created 30 Pick Up Sticks Blocks


Here they are timmed down to 10 inches
and ready for borders.





We will stitch the borders on next week.



This is one of our newest babies:


Strawberry Alice has a new heifer calf.....Silky



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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Golden Girl.....A New Baby


Remember this little calf born in....2016

 


Golden Girl




This morning we went across the river to check on
the mama cows in the silo...

this is what we found...


The Cowboy in the barn with
Golden Girl and her new calf...

The morning sun was shining in from the back of the barn, so as I captured the picture from the front of the barn,
the images created a silhouette...
I love it !




Golden Girl is now 5 years of age...

She is an excellent mama cow.






She has a sweet, black, heifer calf...





This is the 9th calf born this week...


More To Come !


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Calving Season has begun...


We have our first baby...



The Cowboy has tagged Calf Number 1





It is a little, black, bull calf...





Mary Black Feather and her new calf

She is an excellent mama cow.  

Her calf is strong, eating well and follows her everywhere.


We tagged 3 calves as of today

with lots and lots more to come !


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Monday, February 8, 2021

Orange Peel / Pumpkin Seed.......Progress

 

On Mondays I stitch with

The Harlan Valley Quilters



This has been my Monday project
the last few weeks...





At this point I have completed the seed shapes
and they are ready to be stitched down onto
the 5 inch background squares





I have not put the blocks up on the design wall
in any order at all, just stitched them and
slapped them up there.





Next week I will arrange them by color families
and see what that looks like...
Maybe a shift of color from top to bottom ?



For now they are on the design wall
completely random...


More to Come.....Next Monday


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Heart Potholders....

 

After the cattle were fed this morning,

I spent the afternoon stitching...



These are the last of the 
heart shaped potholders...





Front side...





Back Side...






Front...





Back...





I just adore quilting circles....so FUN !





Front side...





Back Side...





Always FUN to throw in some swirls
and feathers...





These are done just in time to share

them with family and friends for Valentines Day !


I cleaned up my sewing table today

and am ready to move on to something else...


More to Come !


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No, I don't have a tutorial...sorry.

There are lots of YouTube tutorials

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Happy Valentines......Pot Holders

 

Happy Valentines...



Heart Shaped Potholders



My potholders and trivets in the kitchen
are looking a bit worn out and sad
so I decided to make a few new ones...


Of course, I had to throw in lots of
machine quilting.....my favorite activity !





This is the back side.



I had a few yellow and blue 10 inch squares
left over from previous projects,
they were the perfect size...


I used Pellon Insul Fleece
to insulate the potholders
and keep the heat away from my hands
when I use these in the kitchen...





I also added 1 layer of cotton batting in between.
These are well padded and will protect
my hands...





The wavy yellow quilting lines on the back
of this one are so fun!





These are FAST to make and pile up quickly !





Blue and Yellow,
such a classic color story...










It's Valentines,
I just had to make a couple of red ones...










I will pick out a couple of my favorites
and give the rest away for Valentines Day!

Tomorrow, I will pop one in the mail box
as a gift for the gal that delivers our mail each day.





Go ahead,

make a pile of them and give some away

to your quilting buddies!


No, I don't have a tutorial...sorry.

There are lots of YouTube tutorials

CLICK HERE to find them


If you are a Craftsy member,

CLICK HERE for their tutorial


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Denim Jean Fabric Bins......the last of them

 

Here are the last few bins

I stitched together last week...



I had a great time working with the
very worn out denim jeans...






It was great fun cutting off all of the buttons, snaps, labels and pockets from the jeans to use
as embellishments on the bins...






Wrangler brand button 
adorns the front of this bin...






Levi 501 button up fly
adorns the front of this bin...






The tiny inside pocket off Levi 501
jeans embellishes the front of this bin...






Dickies brand button embellishes
the front of this bin...





These were great FUN and 
very addicting to make.

I put away all of the denim to force myself
to move on to other projects.



We are preparing for calving season
here on the Kessi Ranch...



This gorgeous blue roan is Mary Black Feather.

Her new calf is due in a few weeks.






We spend every morning getting the

cattle fed, bedding the barns

and checking on all of the expectant mothers.


I spend my afternoons in the Thread Shed !


More to Come...





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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi