Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Sunset @ Island Park...

I have been stitching away on this quilt for the last few weeks in between trips back and forth to the cow barns to check on the cows and calves...

The Cowboy surprised me with this

Bear Quilt kit

55 x 55 inches

I rarely work from a kit....I enjoyed the convenience of having everything I needed in 
one little package.

Last weekend I put it under the needle of the Sweet 16 and finished the machine quilting.  I matched my thread colors so I would not distract from the simplicity of the design.  It is heavily quilted, but you can't see it the photo.

Last evening I stitched the 

binding and hanging sleeve...

As soon as I cut the thread, 

the Cowboy hung it on the wall 

in the living room.  

It is a memory quilt of the wonderful summer we spent in Island Park, Idaho.  Each evening we would leave our campsite to chase the sunset and capture it with the camera lens.

Other than the 80 2 inch bias squares for the bear paw blocks, this was a simple quilt that I enjoyed putting together and a nice distraction from all the mud and rain the last few weeks.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


  1. Love it, so serene and peaceful to look at. I hope the cowboy likes it too:)

  2. That is gorgeous!! that fabrics for the sunset - and the quilting is amazing on it!!

  3. Beautiful finish--I'll bet it looks lovely hanging on your wall..great memory piece...hugs, Julierose

  4. What a sweet surprise! Now that's a great Cowboy!!! The quilt is so pretty!

  5. What a lovely quilt and your quilting is amazing! Everytime I visit your website I am inspired!

  6. And what's not to love about remembering Island Park (says the girl who grew up in Eastern Idaho)

  7. Awesome quilt! I can see why you fell in love with the kit -- and your execution of it is just perfect! (lynnstck[at]