Monday, January 9, 2017

New York Beauty.......Half Pieced



After a day of piecing...



half of the NYB quilt top is off the design wall...






These diagonal rows are.....LONG!






Here is half the NYB quilt...

waiting for the other half to join it.




I took these images yesterday

just down the road from our house:


Rock Wall.....Icicles

You can enlarge these images by 

double clicking on them.








Frozen Ferns









Looking UP at the rock wall...




It is cold here in Western Oregon this year!






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LuAnn Kessi

Thursday, January 5, 2017

New York Beauty...




I am in a New York State of Mind...



I put my crown on...

it is time to get serious and finish my

New York Beauty Quilt





My NYB fabrics have been living in this 

suitcase for several years...






I am foundation paper piecing 

the arc units...







Once the arc unit is paper pieced...

I remove the papers and piece the block together.






4 arc blocks create a 16 inch NYB block...












Just love all those crowns... 

pieced and ready to go!






It is wonderful to have a design wall nearby

to help with color placement as you work...












At this point...105 NYB blocks 

pieced and on the wall.

Now I need to cut the side setting triangles...






I have used this chart for many years

for cutting triangles.





Yesterday I cut all of the side triangles...

here they are on the design wall...


I will be piecing this bad girl together today!


More to come...









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LuAnn Kessi

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Quilt Retreat......Free Motion Set Up



I am attending a Quilt Retreat this week...



This is my free motion quilting set up:


Behind my machine is a 

portable suspension system...

notice the yellow clamps supporting 

my quilt sandwich.

This system clamps to the table 

so I can take it anywhere I go!







Because the quilt is suspended, 

there is no drag while I am quilting...

unless Ralph is helping me.






Away from home,  this extension table

works great to support the quilt.






This is my favorite free motion foot...

it looks like a cookie with a bite out of it.

It gives me absolutely clear visibility,

Bernina Foot #24




Even while traveling,

I am able to free motion quilt 

just as well as I do at home...





even when I get too much help!






I have 2 days left at retreat...

more to come!






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LuAnn Kessi

Monday, January 2, 2017

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LuAnn Kessi