Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Hexagon Text Quilt……Machine Quilting

Remember this quilt top?

Hexagon Text Quilt...

I began paper piecing it 2 years ago in Yellowstone Park:

Yes, we never leave home without…..GUNNR

I never travel without a Take-a-Long Quilt project:

I was visiting my son, while he worked in the park:

He was part of a a trout study on Yellowstone Lake:

I saw my very first Grizzly Bear that year in the park:

Lots of great memories come flooding back 

when I look at this quilt…

It is now under the needle

It took 1 year to hand piece it…

then it sat for a year waiting it's turn to be machine quilted.

I am quilting wavy lines across the surface.

My favorite guy has claimed this quilt, so I want 

to keep the quilting masculine to match the quilt.

I had FUN fussy cutting some of the hexagons:

I am originally from…..New Jersey

I attended lots of Yankee games in New York

I now live in…..Oregon

Yes, this quilt will always conjure up 

lots of memories for me...

The machine quilting is complete...

I will bind and label it today…….aaaah.

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LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Raffle Quilt…..Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze…….DONE!

I spent the morning hand stitching the label and sleeve

Let's take it outdoors for a photo shoot..

The red maple trees in the yard are hard to resist…

Glad to have this one checked off my list!

More to Come….

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LuAnn Kessi

Raffle Quilt…..Binding

The machine quilting is completed

on the 2015 WCC Raffle Quilt

Summer Breeze Quilt

Created by The Harlan Valley Quilters in Oregon

This was a FUN one to quilt…

It is ready for the binding:

Scrappy Binding from leftover 2.5 inch strips

I bind with my Bernina because it is surrounded 

by work tables to support a big quilt

The Thread Shed is located in front of the barn.
The horses and cattle keep me company while I stitch.

The binding is on the front side of the quilt…

I am stitching on a hanging sleeve and label today.

The weather looks perfect 

for an outdoor photo shoot of this quilt.

More photos to come…

I took my camera along this morning

while feeding the cattle herd

We are feeding at the Westfork Barn:

I took some video of feeding the Cows and Calves...

LIVE video of cattle feeding below:

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LuAnn Kessi

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Raffle Quilt…..Machine Quilting

I scurried out to the Thread Shed early this morning 

to get going with the machine quilting 

on the 2015 raffle quilt donated to

The Women's Cancer Coalition

I will mark a stem line as a guide 

for the big leaf vine design…

Today I am using a blue marker

I don't stitch the stem line….

it is only a guide for my free motion leaves

I drew out some feathers

but have decided to go with the leaf vine

I echo quilted around the leaf vine after it was all stitched…

After all of the vines are stitched out…

I will stitch horizontal lines between the vines.

All of the vines have been quilted and I started on the horizontal lines (forgot to take an image).

I am hoping to finish the quilting on this tomorrow.  

I will post images soon!

The autumn fog is back…

It gathers along the river just below the back yard.

I love to watch the sun come up and burn off the fog

The blue jays are feasting on sunflower seeds in the yard.

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LuAnn Kessi