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January 18, 2022
Everything you want to know about Pre Cut Fabrics! from Expect Moore

If you’re a quilter or have shopped for quilting fabrics, you’ve probably come across pre-cut fabrics. They are fabulous curated bundles of fabric that are so incredibly handy when quilting! Learn all about the most common pre-cut fabrics here. Half yard bundles, Fat Quarters, 10″ squares, 5″ squares, and 2 1/2″ strips are the most […]

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January 17, 2022
Scrappy Placemat using Strips and Scrap Tape from Expect Moore

Turn your scraps into a useful placemat with this quilt-as-you-go scrappy placemat! You can whip up this placemat in about an hour using the quilt-as-you-go method, and your scraps. And, you can use your scraps of batting as well! Placemats are so handy to have, and scrappy, quilted placemats like these are super fun. Make […]

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January 15, 2022
What are the top 4 reasons you don’t quilt your quilt tops? and what can you do about it? from Pat Sloan's Blog

I think its important to understand what is holding us back from getting our finished tops quilted and used. I have the top 4 reasons and ways to handle them on my video today!

Let me know if you enjoyed this video today! 

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January 1, 2022
Contrast Quilt Pattern from Expect Moore

The Creative Grids Simple 7/8″ ruler is the easiest way ever to cut your squares for Half-Square Triangles. No more trying to see the tiny line – Creative Grids has made the 7/8″ lines the star of this ruler! Watch to see how to cut 7/8″ squares to make perfect half-square triangles every time. You […]

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December 30, 2021
Feeding Cattle in the Snow.....2021 from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


This is the view out the back door 

as we head out to do chores this morning... 


At 200 feet above sea level,

we don't get much snow...



the cow herd doesn't know what to think

about all of this white stuff ?

These are mama cows ...






They will begin calving in February...





Happy Holidays from Snowy Western Oregon


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May Your Bobbin Always Be Full,

LuAnn Kessi

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November 29, 2021
Forest for the Trees Quilt from Expect Moore

This quilt has been on my mind for months, and I’m so excited to share it as a Ruler of the Month quilt! Many times, when you see a quilt like this, it has been either foundation paper pieced or the pieces have been cut with a template. With 100 trees in this quilt, I […]

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November 1, 2021
Harlequin Quilt from Expect Moore

If you’re looking for a simple quilt pattern to use with novelty prints or large focal prints, then the Harlequin Quilt is perfect! It makes a nice long lap quilt, can be made in a day, and has large piecing that allows focal prints and novelty prints to really shine. This post contains affiliate links. […]

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October 19, 2021
california travels to alabama . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

I'm just going to warn you right now . . . this post is going to be super SUPER photo heavy.  And not a single quilty, stitchy thing.  All grands.  :)

As I teased in my last post,  James, Kim, Sawyer, June and Olivia made the trip from California.  They came the last few days in June and stayed through the first week of July.  It was so spectacular to see them all!!  I've just uploaded pics.  Enjoy!

My folks with six of their greats!

There always has to be the funny face photo!

Edith thought she'd sleep on the top ...

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October 18, 2021
Halloween Gnomes Quilt from Expect Moore

I wanted to play with the Gnome die on my Accuquilt GO! machine, but I wasn’t ready to start on Christmas quilts yet. So, I thought I’d try stitching up a gnome using Halloween fabric. I made one, and immediately fell in love with how it looked! I knew I wanted to make more, but […]

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October 14, 2021
https://livingwaterquilter.com/post/665028978488246272 from Living Water Quilter

How to Pick Thread Color for Machine QuiltingHow do you pick thread colors if the quilt top has...

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October 6, 2021
Spider Web Table Topper from Expect Moore

If you’re looking for a fun and unique Halloween decor piece, look no further than this Spider Web Table Topper. While the lace-like technique used to put these pieces together is perfect for some spooky fun, it will work perfectly in seasonal decor of all kinds – just change out the thread color for a […]

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October 1, 2021
Scrappy Pumpkin Table Runner from Expect Moore

When summer turns to fall, all the candles and pumpkins come out. If you’re ready to put out all the fall decor, add this Scrappy Pumpkin Table Runner to your fall decor this year! Fun to make using all of your harvest-toned scraps, this Scrappy Pumpkin Table Runner can be stitched up in a day. […]

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September 1, 2021
Ball & Chain Quilt from Expect Moore

This month’s new quilt is the Ball and Chain Quilt. It uses the Scrap Crazy 6 Template from Creative Grids. The Scrap Crazy 6 template is designed for using scraps, but you can also use yardage like I did here to make a more curated looking quilt. And, these Scrap Crazy 6 Quilt Templates allow […]

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July 27, 2021
Homegrown, Home-dyed Indigo from The Ardent Thread

The grandkids are visiting for the summer, which means I’ve been busy juggling a toddler and a bigger kid, both of whom need things to do outside.

Taking this video as inspiration, I decided to go for something we could do TODAY from start to finish and see results. [YouTube video: “Indigo Dyeing with fresh indigo leaves // 生葉で藍染”]

Our local soil is kind of garbage. It’s sandy, silty, and blows away in the wind, but we find ways to work with it.

I ordered indigo seeds from The Dogwood Dyer several months ago and lo and behold, they ...

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July 10, 2021
We are back at it.... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 

The Cowboy and I are in the hay fields today...



We are back at it !





I am on the Ford Tractor.....raking hay





Hay Rake

Kind of looks like a carnival ride to me !



The John Deere has all 4 tires today...


The Cowboy is following me baling up the hay !






Those beautiful bales are popping out of the baler

as fast as they can !





Progress !





We are making up for lost time.





The foxgloves grow along the fences

in the hay fields...





The Queen Anne's Lace grow like weeds

along the road side...





Life is Good !



Enjoy the ...

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July 1, 2021
Tiger Tails Quilt from Expect Moore

If you have always wanted to try a Dresden Plate block (or if you’ve made a bunch because you love them) then this quilt is for you! And if you’ve tried making Dresdens but they never turned out quite right then this is DOUBLY for you because the quilt uses half-dresdens which are more forgiving […]

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June 16, 2021
Scrappy Quilts, Scrappy Life from Humble Quilts

I mentioned to Lizzy that I should do an outdoor post about what is growing in my garden. Late spring is peak because the long hot days haven't arrived yet and plants are enjoying lovely days sprinkled with bouts of rain.
I realized my garden style mimics my quilts! Free flowing, humble and scrappy! 
Feel free to scroll past all the flowers to the video at the end of this post. 

Instead of dirt or weeds we planted wildflowers. Flax is always dependable. 

And yarrow, which is natural to this area. 



These lupine are natural to the area as ...

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May 29, 2021
Machine Quilting Pillow TalkBoy of boy, there are so many... from Living Water Quilter



Machine Quilting Pillow Talk

Boy of boy, there are so many decisions to make to machine quilt our projects. It can be daunting.

  • What machine quilting design do I use?
  • How do I stitch the design in a pleasing way?
  • What  thread color and a thread weight will I use?
  • Should the quilting be dense or light?

Let’s Make Some Decisions

We can take machine quilting and break it into manageable steps. When we concentrate on different parts of the machine quilting process it gives of freedom. With freedom comes courage. Courage to experiment and learn.

In Quilt Conversations ...

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May 22, 2021
Planering from Veriquilt

Vår cirkel, Art Quilt Circle, kommer att ha en utställning i Järnboden, Harg 18 - 30 juni. Vi är nio medlemmar och detta blir vår första gemensamma utställning 


Just nu är planeringen i full gång, vi har fördelat ytorna och jag tror inte att någon har problem att fylla sina kvadratmetrar. Jag har små bilder av mina verk som jag flyttar runt på ett papper för att se om de passar ihop. En verkslista och ett CV har jag börjat fila på men det svåra är prissättningen. Det går inte att räkna på material eller tid, jag har bestämt mig för ...

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May 14, 2021
Cattle Drive... from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full

 

We are moving the cattle to Spring Pastures...


Cow and Calf pairs are being herded along

the gravel road several miles up river...






The older cows lead the way...

they have made this trip many times

and know exactly where they are going.






The new baby calves stay close to mama...

this is their first cattle drive.






We make the trip in the early evening

when there is less traffic on the road...



2 hours later.....we are at the new pasture:


Plenty of tall, green grass for everybody !





The sun is just beginning to set

and the lighting is ...

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