Friday, October 24, 2014

Barn Lot Quilt Series……Progress



Barn Lot Quilt #2



The rusted background is all pieced now

and back up on the design wall…







These are the next series of images 

to appliqué onto the background.






Rusted Fabric Tips:


Finer needles such as 60 and 70 size 

work best for rusted fabric.








I am using monofilament thread in the needle.

I don't want my appliqué stitches to show.








I am using this brown, thin, Bottom Line thread 

in the bobbin.








I am using stitch number 26

I call it the chicken foot stitch.

It is a favorite for appliqué stitching.







You can barely see the appliqué stitching 

on these images…







I don't want the appliqué stitching to compete later on

with the machine quilting stitching.




We checked on the trail camera and found

a few videos of Deer, Elk and Bobcat.

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LuAnn Kessi

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Felted Pincushions….Part 2



Part 2….Felted Pincushions




All of the felted pincushions I made last week are

glued into little dishes…..yummy!







I haunt the thrift stores regularly…

this is a great use for egg cups, candle holders, etc.














 I still have lots of empty little dishes

I need to felt more pincushions for them.





















It will be nice to have these around for gift giving…






Here's a little color from the yard:


October Glory Maple Tree





























Gunnr is photo bombing here…

The yellow building is the Thread Shed






Wishing you lots of juicy color this season~



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LuAnn Kessi

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Feeding Cattle…..Video



We are feeding cattle at the Westfork barn

this morning…











Yes, Gunnr came along to help with the chores…





The spring calves are 7 months old…

ready to be weaned soon:


This calf is my favorite this year!









You can ride along on the tractor with me…

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LuAnn Kessi

Friday, October 17, 2014

Felted Pincushions….Part 1



I made 2 dozen of these today!

I would have made more, but

I ran out of panty hose…




Felted Pincushions…








I watched an excellent tutorial video by Patsy Thompson








2 hours later….here they are!








I glued the pincushions into little dishes……how sweet.




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LuAnn Kessi

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Play Day…Fabric Wrapped Bowls



We are playing with clothesline rope today...




Beth has brought her fabric wrapped bowls

for inspiration!
















Fabric wrapped around clothesline rope…








Beth's pottery style bowl…








Oval Bowl…








Nancy and Kathi are cutting fabric strips








Kathi is wrapping her strips around clothesline rope…








Nancy is stitching her wrapped cord on the sewing machine…








She is creating an oval shape bowl…








Kathi's bowl is round…























Beth is an excellent bowl maker…








Zig Zag stitching holds the covered cord together…





















































Thanks Beth for a very FUN play day!









Thank You Nancy for being such a sweet hostess!








Like eating potato chips…








You can't stop at just one bowl!





I was busy cutting strips for student bowl kits,
so I didn't complete my green bowl until I went home…




My green fabric strips…







I had a few strips glued on at the Play Day…







When I went home to the Thread Shed…







I wrapped and stitched my bowl in one hour 15 minutes…..yay!




























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LuAnn Kessi