Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Kittens Quilt......DONE!


Finishing up The Kittens Quilt today...



The machine quilting is complete,

it is time to stitch on the binding...





I am getting way too much help from

Ralph, the Quilting Kitty.





I am stitching @ the Quilt Palace today,

and this is where Ralph lives.










By the end of the day the binding is done...




Here are close up images of

the machine quilting:


Wavy lines and circles

keeps it playful and fun!









It is time to wrap this baby and...

get it under the tree!



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LuAnn Kessi


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

24 Degrees...



When I stepped outside to do chores

this morning.....24 degrees



The last of the blooms on the rose bush

are frosty...





Frosty hydrangea petals...






Frozen bottle calves...




This is what awaits me each morning

out at out the little red barn...


Our little herd of weed eaters...






Boer Goats

Three Nannies and their nanny kids






Frozen Cherry Tree Leaves...






Frozen Queen Anne's Lace...







Frozen Chinese Lanterns...






Now that the chores are done here @ home,

we are off to feed hay to the cattle.




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LuAnn Kessi



Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Woven Tablerunner...


This is a woven tablerunner I put together

with some of my hand dyes...



The woven strips are a hand dyed gradient...






the gradient goes from purple to pink...










I have had this lime green batik 

in my stash forever...


It compliments the hand dyed strips.


I think I will keep this one for our table

here at home...



This is the pattern






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LuAnn Kessi


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Wonder Clip Bowls...



I started making Wonder Clip Bowls

and I couldn't stop...



I used the Lazy Girl pattern...





Joan Hawley's patterns are excellent.

She does a great job explaining the

one way zip technique.





I've made 2 dozen of these zip bags

and they are still FUN to stitch up!





Each one easily holds 50 Wonder Clips!





They open wide so it is easy

to reach in and grab a clip when you need it.





Santa will deliver these to all of the

good little Quilters I know!




Do you remember this little girl?


All of our calves are black...

except this one.

We call her......Golden Girl




Look at her now.....all grown Up!


We were out in the pasture last night and

I snapped this photo of our gorgeous girl.

She is bred and will have her first baby

next year.



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LuAnn Kessi

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Trail Camera....Elk



Night time trail camera videos of 

the beautiful Elk herd....enjoy!


Be sure to click the icon in right corner

to view screen full size
















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LuAnn Kessi

Trail Camera...Deer




I have more trail camera videos to share.


Here are 2 videos of a sweet little doe

munching on blackberry leaves


It is so relaxing watching the wildlife...


Doe eating blackberry leaves from LuAnn Kessi on Vimeo.



05120004 from LuAnn Kessi on Vimeo.



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LuAnn Kessi

Monday, November 27, 2017

Airplane Quilt.......Piecing


I have had this airplane pattern for 

20 years or more...



It is time to create a baby quilt...





No rotary cutting directions in this pattern...

Just templates to cut out.

My template making skills are rusty.

It has been awhile since I've 

done this sort or piecing.




Here is the first block cut out and 

ready for piecing...

There were no directions at all in the pattern.

They did include a piecing diagram.

I pinned it to the flannel board for reference.





I started piecing from the tail of the plane

and worked my way up to the propeller...





By Saturday evening.....4 airplane blocks done.




I was out to the barn early on Sunday

to get the animals fed and the chores done

so I could spend the day in the Thread Shed...



6pm Sunday evening...

The airplane quilt top is complete.

46 inches square.


Tomorrow I will get this basted

and on the Sweet 16 this week.


p.s.  I finished The Kittens Quilt top, but

forgot to take a photo.

It is ready for machine quilting.

I will share images soon.


More to Come!


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LuAnn Kessi