The Spinning Square – A Machine Quilting Tutorial

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Good Morning, Quilters!

Have you been out for a walk yet today?  Perhaps a Yoga Class or even Spin Class?

Make a plan for moving more today and set an alarm–#NoExcuses!

The hardest part is ripping yourself away from whatever you’re doing…Once you’re moving…it’s easy—just like today’s motif!

THE SPINNING SQUARE

This motif looks difficult, but it’s really easy once you get started.

Start by drawing a square.  In the sample below, the square is 3 inches.

Stitch counter-clockwise all the way around the square.

Begin the next revolution, by offsetting slightly.

Machine Quilting, Tutorial, Lori Kennedy, Spinning Squares Continue stitching counter clockwise around the square, angling in each time.Machine Quilting, Tutorial, Lori Kennedy, Spinning Squares

Machine Quilting, Tutorial, Lori Kennedy, Spinning Squares

Each successive revolution will be smaller…

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Machine Quilting, Tutorial, Lori Kennedy, Spinning Squares

Tie off in the center.

Machine Quilting, Tutorial, Lori Kennedy, Spinning Squares

This technique works well for any shape.

Divide your square into to triangles for example.

Machine Quilting, Tutorial, Lori Kennedy, Spinning SquaresThis motif would work well on a plain square, or on a log cabin.

Remember-doodle first and then give this a try!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy @ 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!

WIN a Quilt! Challenge

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Good Morning, Quilters and Fitness Buffs!

How are YOU today?  Did YOU have a good week?

More fruits and veggies anyone?

A few long walks?

Did you reward yourself with a little quilting time?  Or perhaps you bought yourself a few Fat Quarters (I did!)…

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LOSE THE FAT QUARTERS CHALLENGE

Last week’s challenge was to keep up the moving goals… and add a nutrition goal.

I think I jinxed myself by saying I didn’t have a sweet tooth!  It seemed that’s all I craved this week.  Fortunately, I found mangoes were the perfect solution…(though I still haven’t found a good way to cut them– found myself gnawing at the pith--not dignified!)

To enter the challenge…

Tell us what worked for you or what didn’t work for you this week.

Share a link or a story or…just tell us what you are doing to become a #FitQuilter!

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Please leave the comments on this post by tomorrow at noon CST.

The winner will be announced on Thursday…and the prize–GOOD HEALTH and The Notions Mini-Quilt!

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What worked for me–12,000 steps every day!

What didn’t…Fast food dinners twice this week! (not worth it!)

What about YOU?  We’d love to hear!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy @ 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!