Friday, December 6, 2019

Wonky Coasters....Play Day



I invited my Art Sisters over for a

Day of Play...


We are creating......Wonky Coasters





Art Sisters.....Playing with Felt






1mm felt is cut for the next 2 layers 

of the coaster

Three layers of felt to create each coaster.




I made my own templates from manila folders.

Each template shape comes in 

several different sizes.





A glue stick can be used to secure the three 

layers of felt shapes to hold them together until 

you get your stitching completed.




Using 3mm felt, cut out the largest shape for 

the base of the coaster...




Using 1 mm felt, cut out the medium size shape

for the 2nd layer of the coaster.

Then use 1mm felt to cut out the smallest 

top layer of the coaster.




Here are all three layers of the coaster.

At this point, you can use a glue stick

to hold them all together.





Take them over to your sewing machine 

and stitch...

You can drop the feed dogs, pull up the 

bobbin thread and do some free motion, 

scribble stitching on them...

or you can stitch regular with your feed dogs up...

the choice is yours.....both ways work just fine.












It doesn't take long before they start...

piling up !





The girls wrapped them up in sets with ribbon...

for gift giving.





Be Warned...

These are FUN and very addicting !




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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Scribble Stitching.....Tea Time !


After the cattle were fed this morning...











I spent the rest of the day in the Thread Shed...


I drew and cut out this pattern for a new

Scribble Stitch...





I challenged myself to only use fabrics 

already out on my work table...





Here is the design cut out, glued down

and ready to scribble stitch...





The black stitching 

definitely enhances the design...





 Tea Time

Scribble Stitching





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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Scribble Stitching.....more Happy Campers


While I was contemplating the quilting

design on the Dresden Quilt...



I moved over to the work table and cut out

and glued down another Happy Camper...






Here it is with scribble stitching...







And, a purple Happy Camper...






with scribble stitching...






All of the Happy Campers 

are stitched.......FUN !



This is Golden Girl



In our herd of cattle, she is a unique color...

on a sunny day when she is clean and dry her 

hair is nearly blonde.



This is Golden Girl's mother last Spring:


This is Golden Girl's new sister...

we named her Goldie.

She also has that beautiful unique color.




I captured this image of Goldie yesterday:


Goldie is 6 months old and just weaned.

She is looking more and more like Golden Girl

every day !



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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Friday, November 22, 2019

Dresden Quilt.....Sashing Design


Yesterday I was undecided on what to quilt

in that pink sashing...





Today I pulled out the dry erase board

and began to play with a few designs:


Each of these designs 

filled the sashing area nicely...






The big, round swirls look great

with the big, round feather plumes...





I am using wool batting...

my favorite for bed quilts.





Wool batting also shows off the quilting !






The first row of quilting is complete...

Three more rows to go and then the border.






I am using a quilt suspension system 

to support this heavy quilt.

Patsy Thompson has designed 

a suspension system that works great with 

sit down long arms:



I use one of these on my Bernina machine.





After feeding cattle each morning,

I try and slip into the Thread Shed

for a few hours of machine quilting...

Hoping to have this completed in a week or so.






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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Scribble Stitching.....Happy Camper



My entire life is organized with Sticky Notes...



Most of my quilt designs begin 

with a Sticky Note...





This Sticky Note evolved into 

an actual pattern...






Happy Camper......Pattern





Just a glue stick holds the fabric pieces

onto the background square.





Happy Camper is now ready for some 

scribble stitching...





Scribble Stitching.....complete





These polka dot fabrics are calling to me...





Yes, another Happy Camper is born...





Happy Campers......Scribble Stitching





This is the back side of scribble stitching




This is an image I captured this morning

while driving the feed wagon:


I am driving the feed wagon...

the Cowboy is on the back flaking off hay...

Happy Cows in the rear view mirror !


Happy Campers and Happy Cows !









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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi