Thursday, December 29, 2022

Highlights of 2022...



January 2022

A Fresh Start for 2022...

Cleaning out the Thread Shed....CLICK HERE

Felix the Elk Calf

Elk Calf Story and Video.....CLICK HERE

February 2022

Calving Season Begins @ The Kessi Ranch

Calf Video....CLICK HERE

Fabulous Finish...Number 5

Watch me Finish this quilt....CLICK HERE


One month into calving season...

Edith has Twins !

Lots of Baby Calves to see.....CLICK HERE

Fabulous Finish....Number 6

Floral Monet.....CLICK HERE


Vintage Lone Star Quilt.....CLICK HERE

Passing the Torch

Quilt & Story......CLICK HERE


Improv Piecing & Spring Time in Oregon



Wild Goose Chase....Top Done


Hay Season and Feathers...CLICK HERE


Summer @ The Kessi Ranch


A Walk Through the Yard....CLICK HERE


Crosscut Tote Bag.....CLICK HERE

Cattle Drive.....CLICK HERE


Improv Houses.....CLICK HERE

FAST Flower Quilt.....CLICK HERE


Design Boards......CLICK HERE


Idaho Quilt Retreat.....CLICK HERE

Oregon Quilt Retreat....CLICK HERE

Improv Stars......CLICK HERE


Catching Up With You....CLICK HERE

Many Thanks to all of you 

for following along in 2022 !

Wishing you all the best in the coming New Year!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, December 25, 2022

Catching Up With You...

We are still here ! 

I have been spending a lot of my time

feeding cattle....not so much sewing.

The Cowboy and I are a team...

I drive the hay wagon

and the Cowboy feeds the hay.

The cattle are scattered around...

we feed them in 5 different locations

every day.

We have been enjoying dry, frosty mornings

here in wet, wet, wet Western Oregon !

All of the cows are bred

and will begin calving in February 2023.

This is Doll Face......we just love her !

The Cowboy makes dealing with these
round bale feeders look easy...

they're big and awkward.

Another frosty morning with the cattle...

The goats are all doing just great,

here are two of them...

Little Lotta and her son Little Louie

It is salmon spawning season here along

the Big Elk River...

A pair of eagles sit in a snag above the river

and do their fishing just outside the back door.

Frozen leaves are always a favorite of mine...

I am in the 6th week of recovering from

a chest cold....cough, cough, cough!

I think I am gaining on it and was able

to do a bit of stitching this week,

My Reflections of Autum quilt top

is ready for the borders.

I just could not let the day go by

without wishing you all Happy Holidays!

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Monday, November 14, 2022

Improv Stars...

I am playing around with a stitch and flip

improv technique... 

Improv Stars

This is what my work table looks like today...

I pawed through my scrap bin and 

pulled out a few jewel tone scraps

and sorted them by color...

I also found this...
I placed strings under white cotton
and rubbed over the top with thickened dye.

I cut it into 2 1/5 inch strips,
then cut it into 2 1/5 inch squares
and 2 1/5 x 4 1/5 rectangles

Then I stitched triangle shapes

to the corners...

The 4 squares go in the center,
the rectangles create the star points...

Here's one in progress...

white background pieces on flannel board

Big triangles stitched to rectangles...

smaller triangles stitched to squares in center...

Improv Stars......FUN !

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

Monday, November 7, 2022

Monday Project....Reflections of Autumn


On Mondays I meet up with my

Quilting Tribe @ The Quilt Palace...

This is my newest Monday quilt project:

Reflections of Autumn Quilt

I will only be working on this on Mondays

when I am @ The Quilt Place...

How gorgeous is this border panel !

16 beautiful autumn prints....yummy !

Close-Up View of a few of them:

I spent today sorting and labeling all of the

fabrics that came in the kit:

I was able to cut out all of the pieces too...

Before the end of the day I began

stitching a few squares together...

This was my first Monday working on this quilt

and what a wonderful day I had

handling all of these autumn prints.

Looking forward to next Monday !

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi