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June 18, 2021
Sunflower Block Drive Wrap Up from Kat & Cat Quilts

Tammy has 2 more May/June block drives quilts finished on her blog!

Another block drive is in the books; all 5 quilts from the Nov/Dec Sunflowers block drive are done!  The first one, at the top of this page, was assembled and quilted by me.

These next 3 were assembled and quilted by Cynthia from Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.  She helped Covered in Love to get a handful of quilts finished earlier this year. 

You can see Cynthia's pictures of these first two quilts on her blog here. I was expecting Cynthia to make 2 ...

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March 5, 2021
Sunshine and Mushrooms 7, 8 from Virtual Quilter

Don’t know about the cream, but I think the cat might have eaten the mushrooms!

This has got to be one of the more unlikely combinations of subjects to ever appear in quilt designs, even virtual ones. My only excuse is that it seemed like a good idea at the time, and is still fun!

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January 15, 2021
Fiddlesticks & Sunflowers Preview from Kat & Cat Quilts

Linda has been a busy bee last year! For the last few drives she finished and sent in completed quilts that I wanted to show you.  This first one is her version of the Fiddlesticks drive, completed with microstippling. 

I find this kind of quilting so impressive! I know I could never have the patience, but I love the texture it produces. 


I really love the backing fabric she found to use with for the quilt as well. I haven't started working on the Fiddlesticks block drive quilts yet, still getting the red, white, and blue ones done. But ...

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November 1, 2020
Nov/Dec CiL Block Drive from Kat & Cat Quilts

Hello quilters, welcome to the 2020 Nov/Dec Covered in Love Block Drive! For anyone who may be new, basically CiL is a charity that makes quilts for patients dying in the hospital. I run a block drive every two months where anyone can participate and make as many or as few blocks as you wish. Scroll to the bottom of the post for more details if you'd like to participate!

For the end of the year (gosh I can't believe it's the end of the year already!) we are going to be making these pretty Sunflower ...

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April 22, 2020
Sunflower Quilt.....Quilting Done from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

Remember this Sunflower quilt ?

It's been hanging around

basted and ready to quilt...

I quilted the center of the sunflower in January.

Today.....I decided to finish the quilting:

Here it is all trimmed and ready for the facing

Here are close-ups of the quilting:

This is all curved applique'

Batik Fabrics and my Hand Dyes

I used a long, curved ruler

to machine quilt all of those lines

I used 4 different shades of blue thread

for the background quilting

For the edge treatment,

I have decided a binding would be distracting

so I will face ...

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January 14, 2020
Sunflower Quilt......Under the Needle from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

It is time to get this under the needle...

Curved Pieced Sunflower Quilt Top

Created with some of my hand dyes

as well as commercial batiks

Auditioning Threads...

my favorites are Glide Thread 

and magnetic bobbins

You can view the hand dyed backing 

in this photo:

This quilt is big enough that I will quilt it on the

Sweet Sixteen

Wavy checker board quilting in the center...

More to Come...

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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

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October 1, 2019
Wildflower Sampler Preview – Part 2 from Trends and Traditions

First of all, thank you to everyone that entered the giveaway for the newest booklet, Wildflower Sampler.  The randomly selected winner is:

Sheri Zaugg

Please email your shipping info to me at and I will get it shipped out right away.

Next, I wanted to answer a couple of questions that people had from the last post.  Several of you asked about the construction – if everything was pieced or if anything was appliqued.  Everything is pretty easy to assemble and is made with straight seams and lots of folded corners.  There is no applique and there are ...

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