Sunday, October 3, 2010

Free Motion Loops & Harvest

Here is my progress on the Free Motion Quilt Along:

The top is my front of the quilt and below is the back.

Some of the loops I found were pretty easy, but some I found very challenging trying to keep them even.  Overall loops are pretty fun to do.  It's never too late to get started on the quilt along.  Check out Christina's blog at

Since I had some open space, I decided to fill it in with other quilting.  I glad I've had a little free time to quilt with all the farming going on.  Our beans are harvested and the winter wheat is sowed.

We are now combining corn.  Every year is a little different on the farm.  So far I haven't been asked to help fix the combine, although I did spend a lot of hours helping Dean last year.

I've always wondered how many pounds of dirt go through my washing machine and down our shower drain during harvest.  I'm just glad that we have a mud room right where Dean dumps his dirty clothes so dirt is not tracked throughout the house.

I didn't even ask Dean how he got his arms so dirty.  Sometimes a farm wife just doesn't even want to know.

Dean is checking the moisture content of the corn--it tested out at 17% which is really good.

We're having a safe harvest so far.  Thanks for stopping by to see what we're up to.

Happy Harvest and Happy Quilting!

Kay Lynne


Gra said...

Your free motion looks very good!!! I haven´t started yet!!! I like to read about life on the farm.It´s not easy, is it? Have a nice week!

Sandra said...

The free motion quilt along looks like it would help expand my machine quilting skills. Hmmm...I may just have to squeeze in yet another online quilt challenge. The posies you posted are so cute!

BTW, I don't want to know where that dirty arm has been either:)

Kay Lynne said...

Farming isn't always easy, but I know there's others that have it a lot harder. Our family has been richly blessed :)

MaksiTaksi said...

You free motion looks great! I love the pics form the farm. I was born and raised in a small place with lots of farmers and this pictures brings up some memories. Thank you. :)