Saturday, February 10, 2024

Migrating Geese....Quilting Continues


I spent the last two days finishing up

the machine quilting on the

Migrating Geese Table Runners... 


Piecing these table runners is FUN...

Quilting them is even better !





feathery plumes is always a favorite...











Leaves and curly vines work great

on this runner with the green border...
















Back side of green runner...





Large swirls in the center of the runner...





Straight piano key lines in the border...

Nothing left to do but trim

and bind these.



This is how I start my day...


Feeding Cattle

I drive the feed wagon and this 

is the view from the side view mirror...





Lots of hungry mama cows...

calving season begins in March.





This is our sweet Golden Girl...

She was born here on our place 8 years ago.



Just across the river from

where we feed the cows...


our home place...

you can see the red barn in the distance.




To the left of the barn is

my yellow Thread Shed...

That is where I have been stitching

all of those table runners.


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


Thursday, February 8, 2024

Migrating Geese...Quilting


I spent the day cutting batting and backing 

fabrics and making quilt sandwiches...

 


Then I spray basted all of the sandwiches

 with my favorite 505 Spray...





The table runners are ready to go...

under the needle !





For small projects like these,

I use my Bernina Artista 200...





My favorite free motion foot

looks like a cookie with a bite out of it...

this foot allows me unobstructed visibility

when I am machine quilting.





This is the BEFORE image....not quilted yet.





This is the AFTER quilting image...





Don't you love all that Quilty goodness !





This is the back side of the table runner...





Oh, how I love me some free motion quilting !





I am quilting different motifs

on each table runner...





Back Side...





Feels so good to trim off the rough edge....





Edges are ready to bind...





Three Table Runners quilted and 

ready for binding...



Here comes more show 'n tell:




















This is the fifth table runner...

I had to quit and go make dinner.

This is patiently waiting for me tomorrow.




I might just have to keep a yellow runner

for our kitchen table.


More to come !


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


Monday, February 5, 2024

Migrating Geese....Table Runners

 

I have decided to turn the Migrating Geese

panels into table runners...


I am auditioning border fabrics...





First panel with border fabrics...





Second panel with border fabrics...





First three table runners on the design wall...





I made nine migrating geese panels

to stitch borders on...





Eight table runners on the design wall...




I may use the Migrating Geese design in a quilt

someday. but for today these are table runners...

Now I need to find backings so I can get

these machine quilted.


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


Saturday, February 3, 2024

Migrating Geese...

 

Today is the day...


I am teaching myself to piece

Migrating Geese





I am using this 

Migrating Geese Technique Sheet













The technique sheet was easy to follow.

At this point the geese are 

cut and pieced into units...






Here are a few geese ready to stitch into a row...





You alternate right side then left side

as you stitch the seams...





Four geese stitched together at this point.

I will add the yellow goose at the top

onto the right side...





You just keep adding geese until it is

the desired length.

At the end of the row you will add

two triangles at the top to complete it.





This is my first completed 

Migrating Geese row...





Five rows of Migrating Geese

up on the design wall...





These are FUN and they pile up quickly...





I have no idea what I will do with them...

they were interesting to learn.





This is Althea Red

She is 4 years old and having her calf in March.

We have two other Althea heifers...

one has a blue tag and the other a pink tag.

Althea Red has a red tag.


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi