Flag Quilts

Flag quilt--Free Motion QuiltingGood Morning, Quilters!

I’m reporting to you from beautiful, Door County, Wisconsin.

I have so much to share about the whole “Craftsy Experience”…but for now, I hope you’re all enjoying a little Fourth of July fun!

Flag quilt--Free Motion Quilting

Free motion quilting, flag and USA Map

Free motion quilting, flag and USA MapHappy Birthday, America!

Lori

PS…All 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!

Gone Fishing!

Fish Free Motion QuiltingGood Morning, Quilters and Fishermen!

Due to the clement weather and upcoming Fourth of July festivities, I am off on a Jaunt.  (There will be no Tuesday Tutorial today or next Tuesday, July 7th).  There WILL BE lots of other fun posts.

I think you will really enjoy this short video of a young boy’s First CatchFish Free Motion QuiltingHope the fishing’s good wherever YOU are!

Soaking up summer,

Lori

PS.  This little quilt was stitched on my gorgeous BERNINA 770 QE using Sulky 30wt Cotton on top for the fish and 40 wt Rayon for the bubbles and using Aurifil 50 wt cotton in the bobbin.  Warm and Natural batting.

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!

The BIG Reveal

Sewing Machine, CameraYES!  YES! YES!

It’s CRAFTSY!  As so many of you guessed!

After months of preparation:  writing, editing, quilting, re-writing, re-quilting (is that a word?) re-doing quilts….I’m off to Craftsy to film Seven Full Video Lessons!

Whoo HOO!!!

And I couldn’t have done it without YOU–all of you who wrote letters to Craftsy on my behalf (You know who you are!)

And those of you who were busy sharing and Pinning and Tweeting and talking–all of YOU got my name in front of the Craftsy editors!  WE DID IT!

Now you’ll finally get to see the motifs being stitched in video, and demonstrations of the Husqvarna hoop and the Grip and Stitch and glove free quilting.

There is SO MUCH jammed into this course, I know you are going to love it!  and I know YOU will be more confident designing your quilting, stitching, doodling, choosing threads….Did I mention it is a very full course?  I’m going to speak  really fast…(actually Craftsy has production wizards that are going to use the full range of technology to help give YOU as much info as possible in this class.)

Filming is this week and hopefully the course will be available late fall…fingers crossed.

It’s already been a lot of fun (and quite a bit of hard work) and I’m really looking forward to the filming stage!

Again, Thank YOU for the role ALL of YOU played in throwing me over the goal line…

Now about that book…

I promise I’ll get back on that project soon!

Pinch-me-Lori

PS…sporadic posting for the next two weeks…but I will post updates whenever I can!

 

The BIG Jaunt–Open Line Friday

Australian ShepherdsBut where is she going without us?

I’m OFF on a BIG Jaunt.

Can YOU guess where?

Sulky ThreadsA few clues:

I’m going to Denver.

I’ll be gone for five days.

It’s quilting related.

And it’s the direct result of YOU–my very Engaged Readership…Thank YOU. Thank YOU!

Sulky ThreadsBy the end of the day, I will tell you more…So follow the comments!

Australian ShepherdsSorry, Ruby and Roxie–I’ll be back soon and we can go for our walks again!

On that note…blogging will be a bit sporadic for the next two weeks (Fourth of July, too!)

But I know you have more than enough to keep YOU busy!

Lori

 

 

Doodle Thursday–Negative Space

Line DoodlesGood Morning, Quilters!

I hate to be negative, however sometimes it’s unavoidable.

Today we are doodling Negative Spaces!

Line DoodlesFor this exercise, begin small.  Draw several small squares.  The squares shown here are 2 inches. Line DoodlesUse a pencil to lightly draw a simple shape. (See the Free Motion Quilt Tutorials HERE for some ideas.)

Then carefully fill in the space around it.  You can use straight lines or Pebbles or anything YOU like-be creative!

Line DoodlesBETTER QUILTING THROUGH DOODLING

This is just like quilting…Imagine the center motif is an appliqué–See how it POPs when you quilt around it?

For Quilting-when you want a shape to POP on your quilt, quilt around it not on it!

Line Doodles

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Better yet, post your photos to The Inbox Jaunt Quilting Group on FLICKR.  If you haven’t visited Flickr in a while, you’re in for a real treat- there are lots of photos there—and we want to see YOUR QUILTS too!

#BQTD (Better Quilting through Doodling!)

Tomorrow:  BIG NEWS!

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, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!