A Machine Quilting Quick Challenge

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy, Mark Hearld Inspiration

Good Morning, Quilters!

One of my favorite artists is British collage artist and lithographer, Mark Hearld (Born 1972).  I just love to pour myself a cup of coffee and page through his illustrations.

One of my favorite books is Mark Hearld’s Workbook a large collection of his works as well as notes on his methods and inspirations.(Amazon Affiliate link-fun to check out this link as MANY of his works can be seen through Amazon’s “look inside” feature.)

I also love books he has illustrated like Outside Your Window –a collection of charming poems and stories about nature and the seasons.

Mark Hearld Illustrations

THE CHALLENGE

Earlier this month, I gave myself a one week challenge to quilt an eight inch square each day inspired by one of Mark Hearld’s collages.

Lori Kennedy, Machine Quilting, Mark Hearld Illustrations

To keep it simple, I used pre-cut 8 inch squares and one spool of thread (Aurifil 28wt cotton).  I allowed myself 20 minutes each day.  No pre-drawing was allowed.  Just sit at the sewing machine and stitch.

Lori Kennedy, Machine Quilting, Mark Hearld Illustrations

Lori Kennedy, Machine Quilting, Mark Hearld Illustrations

As you can see, some are better than others, but I thoroughly enjoyed each day’s exercise.

Lori Kennedy, Machine Quilting, Mark Hearld Illustrations

Lori Kennedy, Machine Quilting, Mark Hearld Illustrations

What about YOU?

Do YOU have a favorite artist you’d like to try stitching?

Does YOUR child or grand child have a book with great illustrations?

Have YOU ever given yourself a quilting challenge?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Happy Stitching,

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!PS…If you like these motifs and tips, be sure to check out my book, Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 .

 

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How to Quilt a Dog, a Cat, and a Bunny-Machine Quilting Motifs

 

Ruby, Roxie, Australian Shepherd, Dog Stories, Everyman Classics

Dog Stories

 

Good Morning, Quilters!

Thank YOU all for your kind words following the loss of my Aussie, Roxie.  Roxie was twelve years old and she was my first dog.  (My husband bought her, but within a few weeks it was clear–she was MY dog.)  Roxie followed me everywhere, and like me, her favorite place was my sewing room.  She will be greatly missed, but in the last few days, Ruby has silently and confidently claimed the role of Protector-in-Chief.

Australian Shepard in snow

 

 

Let’s celebrate all of our pets today with a round-up of motifs:

The Shaggy Dog

Lori Kennedy Quilts, Shaggy Dog Tutorial

The Dog Bone

Dog Bone, Quilt Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

The Cool CatThe Cool Cat, Free Motion Quilting

 

The Bunny

NOTE-This is a very old tutorial–before I begin stitching step-by-step tutorials.  It is very  similar to the Cool Cat–just change the ears a  bit.  (an updated tutorial is included in my new book…coming soon!!!)

Machine Quilting Tutorial, Bunny

In honor of all our wonderful pets, let’s add a dog or a cat or a bunny…to YOUR next quilt!

What about YOU?

Does YOUR pet LOVE to quilt with YOU?

Do they hang out in YOUR sewing room?

Does YOUR dog or cat sleep at YOUR feet?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!PS…If you like these motifs and tips, be sure to check out my book, Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 .

 

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