A Girl Sewing, A Paper Pieced Pattern

Girl Sewing, Paper Pieced Pattern Last Saturday, in our Seamstresses in Fine Art series, we featured this beautiful portrait, A Girl Sewing by Danish artist,  Vilhelm Hammershoi.

Today, our friend Peggy is offering a 55 piece pattern of this lovely girl for YOU to make.

The finished size of the pattern is 20 x 21 inches.

Hammershoi, Girl Sewing

Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 8.17.55 AM

 

Girl Sewing Color Chart (2 pages) Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 8.18.37 AM   Girl Sewing Piecing Blocks  

Girl Sewing-Reversed Full Size Block Sections for Freezer Paper Piecing

Girl Sewing-Full Size Line Drawing

Girl Sewing-JPEG

MAKE IT YOUR OWN

While I absolutely love the mood created by the muted colors for which Hammershoi was known, I could also imagine this in brighter colors

OR leave the girl in subdued colors and add YOUR current quilt material to the fabric she’s stitching.

Perhaps this could be YOUR portrait or a portrait of a sewing sister…

I can’t wait to see what YOU make…

What ideas do YOU have…I’d love to hear.

THANKS, PEGGY!

Lori

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

Free Motion Quilt Tutorial-Sunshine Variations

 

Squiggly Sun Free Motion Quilt TutorialTHANK YOU FOR SHARING

Good Morning, Quilters!    I want to take a little time to THANK  all of you who have re-blogged, tweeted, Pinned on Pinterest, told a friend or quilt guild about The Inbox Jaunt.  Our numbers keep growing thanks to YOUR efforts!  Keep it up–My goal is to create ONE MILLION (Why dream small?)  fearless free motion quilters and to BAN THE STIPPLE forever!  We can do it, IF we all spread the word!

BLOGGERS-GRAB A BUTTON

For all the bloggers out there–please grab a button–and let me know so I can come see!

MORE FUN IN THE SUN

It’s Tuesday…time to pull out your Sketch books, Doodle pads, and get to work!

Last Tuesday we worked on The Spirograph Sun Free Motion Quilt Tutorial.  Today, we will look at how to vary that motif to create some very interesting effects.

VARIATIONS OF THE SPIROGRAPH SUN

Free Motion Quilt Sunshine Tutorial

Begin with the basic sun–(draw a 3-1/2inch by 2-1/2 inch rectangle–or ANY size that fits YOUR quilt…)

Stitch the “rainbow” center and add the triangle spikes.

You could just stop here–The basic sun is very simple and lovely…

Or…as you stitch counter-clockwise, add a squiggly triangle…

Free Motion Quilt Sunshine TutorialNow your Spirograph Sun becomes a Squiggly Spirograph Sun--Fabulous!

Free Motion Quilt Sunshine TutorialOr…made both passes squiggly…YOU’ve got to love this!

Free Motion Quilt Sunshine TutorialLet’s go back to the original Spirograph Sun…

Free Motion Quilt Sunshine TutorialNow add a little Upward Curl for the second layer…

Free Motion Quilt Sunshine TutorialNow we have The Upward Curl Spirograph Sun…Fun and Funky!

Free Motion Quilt Sunshine Tutorial

 

This time, let’s make two changes:   Add a scallop to the “rainbow” center…

Free Motion Quilt Sunshine TutorialThen add a “twisted triangle” for the second layer…

Free Motion Quilt Sunshine TutorialNow you have the Twisted Triangle Spirograph Sun!

Free Motion Quilt Sunshine TutorialPut them ALL together…

Forget it!  I can’t even come up with a name for this!  What would YOU name this?

Free Motion Quilt Sunshine Tutorial

I hope this tutorial gives you some new ideas for your next quilt as well as a little insight into how easy it is to modify a quilt motif to suit YOUR quilt!

I’m off…I still have ten more variations I want to try…

Lost in LaLaLand,

Lori

NOTE-This tutorial was stitched on a Bernina 820 without a stitch regulator using a Schmetz Topstitch 90 Needle using Aurifil 50 wt cotton thread in the bobbin and Sulky Rayon 40 wt on top using Warm and Natural Cotton Batting…

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

The Ringling Brothers Circus Museum

The Ringling Brothers Circus Museum001In March–when Minnesota winds were blowing cold, I had an opportunity to spend a couple of weeks on Long Boat Key in Florida.  While the beaches were beautiful, one of the unexpected highlights of the trip was a jaunt to Ringling Bros Circus Museum, Ringling Mansion-Ca’ D’ Zan  and The John and Mable Ringling Art Museum.

The Ringling Brothers Circus Museum001

John Ringling was a brilliant businessman who turned his circus revenue into a real estate fortune as developer of Sarasota Florida.  By the 1930s he was one of the wealthiest men in the world.

The Ringling Brothers Circus Museum001Can you imagine–in the pre-TV and internet era–how thrilling it must have been when the circus came to town?

The Ringling Brothers Circus Museum001The combination of theater, exotic animals, circus acts…

The Ringling Brothers Circus Museum001

The Ringling Brothers Circus Museum001

The Ringling Brothers Circus Museum001The Circus Museum is a fabulous mix of history, art, and theater…

Part of me wishes I could experience the real circus back in its prime… with the heat and noise and smells and people!

No wonder people ran off and joined the circus!

I definitely have a new appreciation for The Circus.  If you are ever in Sarasota, don’t miss The Ringling!

Signed,

Lori-The Lion Tamer?

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