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


  1. How neat to share your view! In all its beauty. :)

    Your dresden is wonderful.


    1. The view keeps me inspired for sure!

      Many thanks for your comment,

  2. How do you deal with the drag of the quilt when quilting on the Sweet Sixteen? Do you just always keep the bulk of the fabric in front of you? I'm having a time with the drag of fabric.

    1. You need to check out Patsy Thompson's Quilt Suspension system. It clamps onto the quilt and raises it up and eliminates the drag. It will make all of the difference in your machine quilting. I have a suspension system for my Sweet Sixteen and also one of Patsy's systems for my Bernina. I don't know how I managed without them. They really work.

      Good Luck To You,

    2. Here is a link to the Quilt Suspension System: