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

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Dresden Quilt....Under the Needle

I am in the Thread Shed this morning...

The Dresden Plate quilt is.....under the needle

I am doing a little ruler work...

crosshatching the center of the dresden plate

Feather Plumes on the dresden plates

as well as in the white background square...

I am still trying to decide what will be quilted

in the pink sashing...

This is an extra block I quilted recently:

I think the feather vine in the pink sashing

is a bit over the top....hmmm.

I will skip the pink sashing

and continue with the dresden block quilting 

for now.

There is a lot going on in the Thread Shed

and it shows...

The Sweet Sixteen sit down long arm is on the
left side of the room...

The Big Board on the right, is full of supplies
for 3 classes I am developing for 2020...

Straight ahead is my main work table
where I have been scribble stitching
the last few weeks...

Piles of fabrics and charm squares

I am using for scribble stitching...

This is where I sit at the main work table...

It gives me a good view of the design wall

directly across the room.

I also have a good view of our red barn...

this is where the goats live, 

they are good company for me.

This is the view from the other side 

of the work table...

Looking across the river,

you can see some of the cows...

Through the dirty window,

here is a close up of a few of the cows.

I took this photo this morning

while driving the hay wagon 

while feeding cows:

This is my view through the windshield...

The cowboy is on the back flaking off hay...

the cows get very excited and RUN to the hay!

For now I will continue quilting...

I will let the pink sashing work itself out later.

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi