Start Today–Open Line Friday

Free Motion Quilting, Fonts

Hoooooray!  It’s Friday!  It was a busy week at The Inbox Jaunt!

I loved hearing all the circus stories–One of our followers, “Boo Grandma” wrote about her  four uncles who were trapeze artists–And Boo actually travelled with the circus once!

I’m sure there’s a circus free motion quilting motif in our future…

On Tuesday, it seems we were all ready for more Fun in the Sun with the Sunshine Free motion quilting variations

Wednesday was especially busy with two posts in one day–(oops!)—Thank you, Peggy for The Girl Sewing Paper Pieced pattern–it was very popular…

And a little improvisational appliqué

WHAT IS IMPROVISATIONAL APPLIQUE?

Several people asked me about improvisational appliqué process.  So let’s begin Open Line Friday…

Improvisational quilting is…basically…working without a pattern or a real plan…just “winging it”

Improvisational quilting is intuitive quilting--doing what “feels and looks right” at the moment.  For example, this week my only plan was to use the fused fabric I had on hand to cut out shapes.  I have no idea what the final project will look like…(I might hate it, I might love it…) that’s part of the fun!

Free Motion Quilting, FontsOPEN LINE FRIDAY—MY QUESTION TO YOU 

Is there some skill, quilting or non-quilting that you would like to learn?  

What if you could give that skill just 15 minutes per day?

I KNOW if you gave Free Motion Quilting or Doodling 15 minutes per day for one year–you would be THRILLED with your progress…

Free Motion Quilting, FontsWHAT WILL YOU START TODAY?

Lori

PS…Today’s sample was stitched on my Bernina 820 (without a stitch regulator) with Aurifil 28/2 cotton on top and Aurifil 50wt in the bobbin using a Schmetz 90 Topstitch needle.

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 reblog, pin, share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thank you, kindly!

Improv Applique–A Sneak Preview

Fusible Flowers Project

Good morning, Quilters!

I found a box of fused hand dyed fabrics on my shelves and spent a little TV time cutting up flower shapes.

I don’t know where this is going…A little improvisational appliqué…

I think I’ll use Robison-Anton’s Twister Tweed to outline the shapes?

Fusible Flowers ProjectDeveloping…

Are YOU doing any improv quilting?

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 blog, share, tweet, etc, with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.   For all other information, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!