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January 14, 2022
Australian Update from Quilting with Kimberly

Pour yourself a cup of tea and settle in for a newsy update…

Many of you have been following our newest big adventure I first wrote about last summer. (In case you missed it, CLICK HERE.) Admittedly, my blog posts were rather sparse during the last quarter of 2021 because we put our plan into motion and my husband actually made the big transition and moved down under in early November. We spent the holidays apart for the first time in 34 years, but we chose to make the season merry despite our circumstances. As for my poor husband’s ...

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January 3, 2022
The BEST of 2021... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


Taking a look back...

 

January 2021







February 2021








Mary Blackfeather had the first baby of the year !






March 2021

















April 2021



have returned to Western Oregon



Making progress on the Orange Peel Quilt Top


May 2021


moving cattle to Spring pastures



Designed the borders on the Orange ...

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December 28, 2021
2022 Fairy Duo - Leticia and Jolean from easypatchwork

Hi there! I am really excited to share with your the newest set of easypatchwork Paper Doll Fairy, Leticia and Jolean. This collection of fairies is made with 16" foundation paper pieced figures, a great size to get into paper piecing and create a throw pillow for a special person in your life.

The 2022 fairy, Leticia, was just too cute not to have her sister, Jolean, join in the celebration this year. Each one has her own style. You can even mix the heads, bodices and dresses from both figures to create more if you wish.


 

Leticia - 2022 Fairy ...

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December 25, 2021
Merry Christmas from the Kessi Ranch from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 

Did Santa forget one of his reindeer last night?




Enjoy the Video:


This is actually an elk calf 

that has been living with our cow herd 

the last several weeks.

Not sure what happened to its' mama?

It feels safe with the cows and doesn't seem

to mind the Cowboy and I feeding the cattle

each morning.

We are hoping an elk herd passes through soon

that this calf can join up with.


Merry Christmas with Love

The Kessi Ranch


CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts




May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

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December 21, 2021
Charm Squares Scarves.....DONE from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 Back in October I made this

Charm Square Scarf...



Made from 5 inch charm squares

and lined with flannel....oh so yummy !






I was distracted with other projects 

for the next 2 months...



Yesterday I finished up the rest of the scarves:



Moda Charm Square packs...





One Charm Square Pack per scarf...




Here comes the Show 'n Tell:








10 Scarves ready to wrap up and...

put under the tree !





Paw through your fabric cupboard

and find those charm square packs you bought

and didn't know what to do with...

stitch up a few scarves in time for the holidays ...

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December 1, 2021
Hometown Heritage — the Canal Fulton Quilt from Quilting with Kimberly

If you’re a subscriber to American Quilter Magazine, I invite you to read my Stray Threads column in the January, 2022 issue. This particular article is near and dear to my heart because I was able to share the story of my incredible chance encounter with a special quilt in the museum in my hometown of Canal Fulton, Ohio. 

The backstory

I took my husband to visit Canal Fulton during their annual summer carnival, Canal Days, last July. We visited the museum and while there, I saw a beautiful quilt hanging on the wall depicting the history, important buildings ...

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November 19, 2021
Candy Bag Zip Cases...2021 from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 

Turn those candy bags into...

Zip Cases


Once people find out you make these 

cute little bags,

they save their candy bags for you.




I haven't made them for over a year,

and the bags were piling up around here...


Here comes the....Show 'n Tell:


I use iron-on vinyl on the outside of the bag...





Nylon zipper at the top of the bag...





The zipper scraps are used as 

a handle on the side...





I add a little zipper pull too...





I layer them with batting and quilt a few

wavy lines on them...





They are super ...

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October 20, 2021
Quilted Features: Quilt Basket & Cutie Patterns from Terificreations's Weblog

Today begins a new, long term series Quilted Features, this will cover all the interesting things I would have covered at Quilt Market. I’m slowly reaching out to companies who were going to vend at Quilt Market for an opportunity to show off their wares, new fabric lines, notions, patterns, or the quilt/sewing related things… Continue reading Quilted Features: Quilt Basket & Cutie Patterns

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October 12, 2021
Charm Square Scarf... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 I am stitching up a

Charm Square Scarf

today...



Charm Squares and Flannel Backing...






A lovely line of fabrics...






I stitched them together 2 by 2

them put them together.

I used 34 of the charm squares...






Scarf Top and Lining...






Completed Charm Square Scarf...






A cheerful scarf model...






Her kitten also wanted to model the scarf...













Enjoy the Scarf Kitten Video:



CLICK HERE: Charm Square Scarf Tutorial


CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts




May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn

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October 1, 2021
Headphones Quilt Block from Expect Moore

I’m so excited to share this fun Headphones quilt block as part of the Sew Much Fun Quilt tour! There are lots of quilting-themed quilt blocks that have been shared as part of this tour. Sewing Machines, thread, and notions are all essential tools for quilters. But when I thought about making a quilt block […]

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September 24, 2021
Working Ground and Candy Corn Banner... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


No stitching for me this week...

No gentle hum of a sewing machine...

 


I hear the roar of a tractor engine !



It's that time of year,

we are working up the hay fields:


The Cowboy has the disc 

hooked up to the John Deere

for me to take it for a spin !





The Cowboy just rebuilt the disc and we 

want to see just how good it cuts through the sod...



Day 2 the John Deere has a flat tire:


The Cowboy hooks the disk up to my

little red International tractor...





Day 3  I finished the field,

the ...

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September 4, 2021
DIY Phone Stands... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 This is a super quick stitching project...



iPhone Stands...





I don't even have an iPhone...

we don't have cell service where we live.





But, several of my friends and family do...

so I made a few to give as gifts.





They require a small piece of fabric,

so I pawed through my scrap basket...





I lined them with fusible interfacing...





The bottom half is filled with plastic pellets...

The top half is stuffing.





I made a larger one to support an ipad...

I don't have an ipad either.





There are oodles of You Tube video tutorials

to ...

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August 30, 2021
Amusing from Quilting with Kimberly

A friend shared the following with me recently and I thought it was too good not to share. 

These glorious insults are from an era “before” the English language got boiled down to 4-letter words. Enjoy!

 “He had delusions of adequacy.”  — Walter Kerr

“He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.”   Winston Churchill

 “I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.” — Clarence Darrow

 “He has never been known to use a word that might send a reader to the dictionary.” — William Faulkner (about Ernest Hemingway)

 “Thank you ...

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June 3, 2021
Bon Jour! Plus, a give-away from Quilting with Kimberly

Bon Jour!

A few weeks ago you may have seen a short little video I posted on Social Media about a new line of fabrics from Timeless Treasures called Bon Jour! I paired those pretty prints with several of my Solid-ish fabrics to create a “curated collection.”

Miss Tater graciously decided to “model” the fabrics.

At the time, I promised to show you the project I had planned for those scrumptious fabrics. 

“Maraschino” from my Solid-ish line goes particularly well with Bon Jour…

…as do Mist, Stone and Black (shown from left to right next to Tater, above.)

I’m ...

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May 14, 2021
Let Go Of the Rules from Adele Mogavero

Let go of the rules and have some fun creating a funky table runner. Even if you aren’t into contemporary and modern quilts, I hope you’ll give this a try. After all, there’s a season for everything. A season for making those perfectly ordered quilts ....

The post Let Go Of the Rules appeared first on Musings From The Bungalow.

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April 15, 2021
Join me in Japan, 2022! from Quilting with Kimberly

Now that it seems as though COVID and travel restrictions will eventually be in our rearview mirror, who’s ready to begin planning for travel in the future? I’m absolutely thrilled to invite YOU to join me from May 25 – June 4, 2022 as we will journey to Japan for the trip of a lifetime! I’ve been working closely with Judy Berry of Opulent Quilt Journeys to plan a very special, exclusive textile-focused trip with an itinerary that will, quite simply, blow your socks off! 

Opulent Quilt Journeys does everything with the utmost personal focus of the quilter ...

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March 24, 2021
Screen Play Tote Bags......3 of them from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 

I met up with my Monday group...

The Harlan Valley Quilters


I made more Screen Play Totes



It was so much FUN to make the black tote

that I just had to make the pink tote...






How HAPPY is this tote !






I know somebody who loves cupcakes !






The brown mesh goes great with

this horse fabric...





I dug around in the fabric cupboard and found

the light tan fabric with brands on it...

this one is staying at my house !




and then there were.....3


It is birthday season in my world,

there will be more to come !


CLICK HERE ...

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March 17, 2021
Screen Play Tote Bags... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


I met up with my Monday group...

The Harlan Valley Quilters

 


We made these Screen Play Tote Bags...





I chose these fabrics for my bag...






LuAnn's Tote Bag...





Linda's Tote Bag...





Larissa's Tote Bag...





Betty's Tote Bag...






It was a FUN day of stitching !





The daffodils just outside the door

have been putting on a show !

Happy Spring


CLICK HERE:  to see My Quilts




May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi


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March 8, 2021
Glitter Sneakers and White Calf... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 

The house was full of girls this weekend...



We all made Glitter Sneakers !





Blue Glitter Sneakers...





Red Glitter Sneakers
(reminds me of Dorothy in Wizard of Oz)





Green Glitter Sneakers...





Purple Glitter Sneakers
(created by a 6 year old)





Ice Dyed Sneakers with rhinestones





It was a very glittery weekend
here @ the  Kessi Ranch



We have a new baby...


Calf # 14 is a White Heifer...





Oh Yes.....she is darling !


I am behind on posting images.

We have tagged 28 calves in the last 2 weeks.

I will try and get a few more calves posted soon.


CLICK HERE: Glitter ...

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February 28, 2021
Candy Bag Zip Cases... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 

I have been saving product packages

for the last year...



If I like the colors on the packaging
then I save it...





The zipper stash is also piling up...





I am also stocked up on Iron On Vinyl.

Pellon also makes this vinyl product.




It's been a year since I have made these zip cases

and it is time to make more !











Once I get all of the packages trimmed to size

front and back, I iron on the vinyl...


Then I match up zipper colors and also

fabrics to line the bags.





Today I made Reese's Zip ...

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