Open Line Friday: FMQ and Quilt Market

Crababpple Free Motion QuiltingGood Afternoon, Quilters!

I’ve been slaving away on one of my BIG PROJECTS—watch for the “Reveal” some time next week—so I’m a little late with this post today.

I received this question this week and thought everyone could help answer…

Love this..it is a perfect overall filler! (Crabapple Blossom HERE) Thank you!  Would you mind sharing the approx size of flowers? Also, how would you accomplish this on a larger quilt, lap or larger? Would you work in sections, one corner and work up and out, or..just work at random until you bump into another flower?

The Crabapple Blossom

In the tutorial, the largest flowers are about 2 inches.

In a large quilt, I would either increase the size of the flowers dramatically–six inches or larger OR I would just stitch more of them…depending on the scale of the other quilting in the quilt.  This motif is particularly nice for both large and small because it has a lot of detail.  You can also add more “oomph” to the motif by echo stitching the entire flower.

I would work in sections–that’s the only way on a domestic sewing machine–and generally, I would work from the center out.

Usually I stitch for awhile, then take the quilt out of the machine and lay it on the floor to see how it looks.  I would re-position the quilt and then begin quilting the next section from the center out–smoothing outward as I go.   By removing and looking occasionally, you can make adjustments to your quilting and it gives one a sense of satisfaction that some progress is being made.

I hope that helps…please chime in with YOUR advice and YOUR questions!

QUILT MARKET FASHION

A few of you wondered about clothing construction at Quilt Market 2015.

I was surprised by how many booths included garment sewing…but then again, it seems quite natural that clothing designs would spring from the gorgeous quilt fabrics!

So here we have our our “Quilt Market Fashion Show-2015″

NOTE-I’ve added all the information I have about each fabric line.  If YOU have more information, please add it to the comments and I will amend the posts.

Quilt Market 2015 - Fashion

Cotton and Steel

Cotton + Steel

Quilt Market 2015

Cotton and Steel

 

Quilt Market 2015

Cotton and Steel

 

Crababpple Free Motion Quilting

Crababpple Free Motion Quilting

 

 

Quilt Market 2015

Windham Fabrics

Windham Fabrics

Quilt Market 2015

Windham Fabrics

Quilt Market 2015

 

Echino Prints

Quilt Market 2015

Ella Blue Fabrics

Ella Blue Fabrics

Quilt Market 2015

Ella Blue Fabrics

 

Quilt Market 2015

 

 

Do YOU have any questions, comments, answers?  We’d Love to hear!

Lori

PS…Don’t forget to sign up for Monday’s Podcast on the Pat Sloan Show HERE

PPS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  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

Doodle Thursday

 

Doodles, FlowersGood Morning, Quilters and Doodlers!

(and by now All quilters who read The Inbox Jaunt are Doodlers, right?)

Sometimes we just need a prompt to get the doodles flowing.  And what better prompt than a slice of fabric?

TODAY’S DOODLE ASSIGNMENT

Take a slice of several fabrics and glue them on to a sheet of paper or into a notebook.

Doodles, FlowersThen use that design to prompt your doodles.

You can try to continue the lines,

Or draw a mirror image of what you see.

Or copy some of the shapes.

Just play.  No rules.  See what emerges.

Try a few slices…maybe YOU are the next fabric designer???Doodles, FlowersPAT SLOAN PODCAST

In other (exciting) news…
I’m going to be interviewed on The Pat Sloan podcast on Monday!  Woo hoo!

We will be talking about…Nevermind, I’m sure you can guess what we will be talking about.

But, I will be mentioning YOU all–the quilters who transformed my love of quilting into my love of teaching quilting!

Also, we may talk about one of my BIG PROJECTS that I haven’t had a chance to tell YOU about yet…(might we call it a “reveal”?)

Listen to the interview Live on Monday, June 1, 2015  3:00pm CST–(4pm EST)

I hope YOU will join us..(It will be comforting to know I’m among friends!)

Pat Sloan Podcast

Check out the site now to sign up for her fabulous FREE podcasts!

AllPeopleQuilt.com

Pat Sloan Podcast

Oh…and if you’re listening…you can be doodling!

Doodles, FlowersSo bring your pads and pens with fabric slices at the ready!

Happy stitching and Happy doodling,

Lori-wanna-doodle-all-day!

PS…All images, information and tutorials are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, share and Pin with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

 

The Goose and Gosling-A Paper Pieced Pattern

Goose and Gosling, Paper Pieced Pattern, Peggy AareGood Morning, Quilters,

Get a gander at this gorgeous new quilt pattern by the amazing Peggy Aare.

Once again, Peggy is offering this original pattern FREE  to readers of The Inbox Jaunt.

I love the flying geese border she recommends!

Goose and Gosling, Peggy AareDownload the pattern  Goose and Gosling, Peggy Aare

For many more fabulous paper piecing projects, visit Peggy at WisconsinQuilting.com. For questions:  paperpiecingheartland@gmail.com.

Try her step by step tutorials for printing on freezer paper HERE and for paper piecing HERE.

 

Thank you, Peggy!

Happy Stitching,

Lori

PS…This tutorial is the property of Peggy Aare and is intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt or Wisconsin Quilting.  For all other purposes, please contact Peggy at paperpiecingheartland@gmail.com.  Thanks!

The Crabapple Blossom-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

CrabappleBlossom.LKennedy002Good Morning, Quilters!

I hope you all enjoyed the long Memorial Day Weekend–the official kick off to summer!  The weather was a mixed bag around here–a little sunshine, a little heat, a lot of rain…all while seated in the bleachers of a high school baseball tournament.  (My favorite activity–even over quilting!)

Now that summer is here, and the garden and outdoor activities have been beckoning, I’m having a hard time keeping up with My LIST-the daily TO DOs-so I may not post as often this month.

In addition, I have several BIG PROJECTS on which I’m working…I’ll fill you in later this week…

For now, the garden comes inside with beautiful Crabapple Blossoms from my tree.

Crabapple Blossom

THE CRABAPPLE BLOSSOM FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL

This tutorial is for an all-over or fill pattern.  With a little doodling, it could easily be stitched in a vine to fill a border.

Crabapple Blossom, Free Motion QuiltingBegin by stitching a stem and curving in to create the center of the flower.Crabapple Blossom, Free Motion QuiltingEcho stitch the stem to begin the first petal.

NOTE- All of the petals in the Crabapple, are slightly angular.Crabapple Blossom, Free Motion QuiltingContinue adding petals, leaving a gap between the petals and the center circle.Crabapple Blossom, Free Motion QuiltingStitch the last petal and echo stitch the stem back into the center of the flower.Crabapple Blossom, Free Motion Quilting

 

Stitch jagged lines into each petal and back to the center.  Use the small gap around the center to travel between each petal.

Crabapple Blossom, Free Motion QuiltingYou may echo-stitch around the entire blossom.Crabapple Blossom, Free Motion QuiltingUse the echo stitching to to travel to the next area on the quilt to be filled–You may echo stitch the entire flower or a partial flower depending on where you need to fill.

While stitching the petals on subsequent Crabapple Blossoms,  alter the shape of the petal to fill in very close to the adjacent flowers.  Don’t worry that some of the petals are oddly shaped–they will appear to be underlapped.

Crabapple Blossom, Free Motion QuiltingThe overall look is very beautiful, even if some of the flowers are cut off or “squashed” in the bouquet.

Crabapple Blossom, Free Motion QuiltingA new favorite!

A BUSY WEEK AHEAD

So much more quilting in the next several days…

ONE of THE BIG PROJECTS revealed…

A gander at a new FREE Paper Pieced Pattern from Peggy…Can YOU guess what it might be?

Doodle Lessons,

More from Quilt Market 2015,

A little gardening…

and I might have to clean my sewing room–I think a Twister went through it!?

May your stitches be happy,

Lori

PS.  This tutorial was stitched on my BERNINA with Sulky 40wt Rayon on top and Aurifil 50wt cotton in the bobbin with a size 90 Topstitch needle on Kona Cotton (Robert Kaufman) with Warm and Natural cotton batting.

PPS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, share or pin with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

Quilt Market: A Few Trends

Quilt Market 2015Good Morning, Quilters and Quilt Lovers!

Welcome back to Quilt Show 2015 at The Inbox Jaunt--a virtual tour of Quilt Market viewed through the eyes of this inspired (and foot sore) Quilt Blogger (Winner of the Best Modern Quilt Blog–more on that next week!)  We’ve been viewing fabulous quilts all week.  If you’ve missed any…just keep scrolling to previous dates.

NOTE-I’ve provided all the information I have on the quilts and designers.   A few of the quilts are not identified–sorry!

What’s “on trend” for 2015?

WOOL IS “IN”

Wool was everywhere at Quilt Market.

Bright wool!   From Sue Spargo, The Wooly Lady, Purl and Loop, and In the Patch Designs…and many more!

Quilt Market 2015

Sue Spargo

Quilt Market 2015

Sue Spargo

Quilt Market 2015

The Wooly Lady

Quilt Market 2015

The Wooly Lady

Quilt Market 2015

The Wooly Lady

 

Quilt Market 2015

Purl & Loop

Quilt Market 2015

In the Patch Designs

TUFFETS ARE “IN”

What a great way to display fabric collections!

Does anyone have a link to a good tutorial for a tuffet?  I’m sure we all would LOVE to sew one!

Quilt Market 2015

Quilt Market 2015

Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Quilt Market 2015

Ella Blue Fabrics

Ella Blue Fabrics

Quilt Market 2015

Kaffe Fasset

PRETTY  IS ALWAYS “IN”

Quilt Market 2015Timeless Treasures (FREE Pattern HERE)

Quilt Market 2015

 

Quilt Market 2015

Button Lovers, Designed by Sue Strange.  FREE pattern HERE.

FREE MOTION QUILTING-why of course!

Quilt Market 2015

Quilt Market 2015

You can never go wrong with NAUTICAL

(I couldn’t resist this pattern from Cluck, Cluck Sew)

Quilt Market 2015

Cluck, Cluck Sew

Cluck, Cluck Sew

THE PLAN, DAY ONE

My resolution from yesterday…get up two hours early to quilt…

Perhaps, I’ll stay UP two hours later…?!?

Sew many quilts…Sew little time,

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, share or pin with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

Quilt Market-More Gorgeous Quilts!

Quilt Market 2015

A Soft Breeze. Kayoko Hata

Good Morning, Quilters and Quilt Lovers!

You don’t have to be a quilter to appreciate the beautiful quilts on display at the International Quilt Market this year!

I was lucky enough to be asked by Sulky Threads to demonstrate my quilts (and their gorgeous threads) at Schoolhouse and in the Sulky booth.  In between demos, I walked the floor with my camera…with all of YOU in mind.  With over 500 photos on my camera…I will be sharing the rest of this week.  Next week, we will be back to our “regular programming” with occasional Quilt Market photos peppered in.

NOTE-I’ve included all the information I have on these quilts.  A few have no information…sorry!

Quilt Market 2015

DOTTING INSIDE THE BOX, Sandi Snow

The quilting on this is gorgeous.  Imagine this quilt with meandering all over it…(just saying…)(#meandernomore)

Quilt Market 2015

Dotting Inside the Box. Sandi Snow

BOUGHT this pattern:

Quilt Market 2015

Nancy Rink Designs

Nancy Rink Designs

Quilt Market 2015

Anna Marie Horner

BOUGHT this fabric:

Quilt Market 2015Carrie Bloomston

Quilt Market 2015

Piece o’ Cake Quilts

WANT this book:  Savor Each Stitch, Carolyn Friedlander

Quilt Market 2015

Carolyn Friedlander

Carolyn Friedlander

Quilt Market 2015

Carolyn Friedlander

Quilt Market 2015

Elizabeth Hartman

Elizabeth Hartman

Quilt Market 2015

C & T Publishing

Quilt Market 2015

Quilt Market 2015

Freshly Pieced

Freshly Pieced

JEN KINGWELL

I LOVE the fabric combinations in all of these quilts. Scrap quilts can be tricky and these quilts use an amazing array of fabric colors and styles…it’s not easy!

I had the chance to talk to the delightful Jen Kingwell about her process.  She said she’s really tried to come up with a formula or a process to offer students, but she just can’t.  She said she’s not holding out on students, she just works intuitively.

I guess I’ll just start by collecting a huge array of fabric colors and styles…

Quilt Market 2015

Jen Kingwell Designs

Quilt Market 2015

Jen Kingwell

Quilt Market 2015

Jen Kingwell

Quilt Market 2015

Pat Bravo

Pat Bravo 

TOMORROW:

More purchases, a few notions, trends, and of course, QUILTS!

PLAN

Wake up every day two hours earlier and quilt before anyone is awake…

Wonder how long that will last?

Lori

PS…All information, tutorials and images are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  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!

More from Market-Lots of Photos!

Quilt Market 2015

Sharon Hansen Ring of Stars

Good Morning, Quilters!

As promised, more from Quilt Market 2015.  (Tuesday Tutorials will resume next week.)

First, I’d like to correct a mistake from yesterday.  The lion quilt below “Born Free” was stitched by Denise Sargo.

The first four quilts in today’s post were part of an exhibit of prize-winning quilts from The International Quilt Association.

The rest of the quilts (prize-winning quilts without awards) were on display in the various vendor booths.

For each of the photos, I have supplied as much information as I have.

Quilt Market 2015

Born Free, Denise Spargo

Quilt Market 2015

Susan Bleiweiss

Quilt Market 2015

Becky Goldsmith

One thing that really impressed me was how much work goes into the planning and set-up of the booths.  (And to tear down on Sunday, too!)

Quilt Market 2015

Tula Pink

Tula Pink

Quilt Market 2015

Jen Baker

Jen Baker

Quilt Market 2015

Caroline Huse

Caroline Hulse

Quilt Market 2015

AGF

Art Gallery Fabrics

Quilt Market 2015

AGF

Quilt Market 2015

Quilt Market 2015

Quilt Market 2015

Baby Lock booth. The crabs are shirred.

Quilt Market 2015

Michael Miller booth

Quilt Market 2015

Sizzix booth

Quilt Market 2015

Hazel, Cluck Cluck Sew

Cluck Cluck Sew

Quilt Market 2015

Hazel, Cluck Cluck Sew

Quilt Market 2015

Ella Blue Fabrics

Ella Blue Fabrics

Quilt Market 2015

Ella Blue Fabrics

Quilt Market 2015

Missouri Star Co. Booth

Missouri Star Quilt Co.

MORE FAVORITES 

Did I mention I took over 500 hundred photos?

More to come all week.

ONE MORE THOUGHT

Please take note of how the quilting effects the overall design.  Sometimes complex quilting adds a lot to the quilt, but often, like the quilt above, simple is best.

Quilting doesn’t have to be complicated to be BEAUTIFUL!  If you’re a beginner, take heart.

Inspired in Minnesota,

Lori

PS…All images are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt.  Feel free to pin or re-blog with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com  Thanks!

Quilt Market 2015…So Many Quilts!

Quilt Market 2015Good Afternoon, Quilters!

I’m back to my desk after several fabulous days at Quilt Market 2015!

WHAT IS QUILT MARKET?
Quilt Market is a trade show for vendors to show their wares– what’s new, what’s hot and all that is timeless to retailers.

AN INVITATION BY SULKY

I was fortunate enough to be asked by Sulky to do demos in their booth…

Why of course, I will…

Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to be surrounded by all-things-and-all people-quilty!

I had the great pleasure of spending booth time with the owner of Sulky, Fred Drexler and the President of Sulky, Jason Prater …Two men with vast knowledge about the entire quilt industry…(though neither of them stitch!)

Here’s a great tidbit from Mr. Prater…”Quilting is a $6 billion/year industry.  To put that into context, the NFL is a $9 billion/year industry!”

SulkyThe best part of the weekend…entire racks of thread to choose from!

Like a kid in a candy store—hardly describes it.

I spent most of the weekend with a new (to me) thread…Sulky 30 wt cotton–in 84 colors!  You will be seeing a lot more of my projects stitched in this beautiful, glossy thread…coming soon!

Quilt Market 2015

MODERN QUILTS

There was something for everyone at Quilt Market this year…

Modern is still “on trend”

After I posted on Friday, I promised I’d go back to the Michael Miller booth and get more information on the Lion quilt.  The quilt is called “Jungle Abstractions” by Violet Craft.  The pattern will be available in stores and online on July 1, 2015.  It was a big hit at the show.

The other lion quilt (see above) part of the International Quilt Association exhibit.  “Born Free” by Denise Sargo.

Quilt Market 2015

 

A GALLERY OF A FEW FAVORITES FROM QUILT MARKET

Quilt Market 2015

Jennifer Sampou

Jennifer Sampou

Quilt Market 2015

Jennifer Sampou

Quilt Market 2015

Quilt Market 2015

Becky Goldsmith

Piece o’ Cake Designs

Quilt Market 2015

https://www.modernquiltstudio.com

Modern Quilt Studio

Quilt Market 2015

Quilt Market 2015

Quilt Market 2015

Michael Miller

Quilt Market 2015

Michael Miller

Quilt Market 2015

Anna Maria Horner

A BUSY WEEK AT THE INBOX JAUNT

This week we are going to modify our normal work schedule to bring you MORE PHOTOS, thoughts, TRENDS, People, a LONG WISH LIST and a few PURCHASES from Quilt Market 2015…

NO Tuesday Tutorial–just hundreds of ideas for new motifs swirling and twirling in my head…

Lori

PS…All images are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to reblog, share or pin with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!