Giveaway-American Quilter Magazine!

American Quilter MagazineAre you looking for Christmas or Hanukkah gift ideas??

Winter projects?

A brand new free motion (long arm) motif to try?

AmericanQuilter.Giveaway.LKennedy003Are you interested in Improv piecing?

Just looking for inspiration?

You’re in luck–because the November issue of American Quilter (featuring a free motion quilt column by Yours Truly) is on newsstands now!

American Quilter MagazineEven better–YOU can WIN a copy today–four lucky winners will receive a signed copy of American Quilter.  

TO WIN:

Answer this question:  What sewing machine do YOU use for YOUR free motion, long arm, or mid arm quilting?  Make and model….Also, does your machine allow you to drop the feed dogs?  (I’m wondering if I need to do a tutorial on FMQ when you can’t drop your feed dogs…)

Please leave your answer in the comment section.  Four winners (US and Canada only) will be announced on Monday…

Good luck!

Lori

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

 

A Modern Wholecloth Quilt for Autumn

Free Motion Quilting, Pumpkin, Acorn, Oak Leaf

It’s another glorious autumn morning here in Minnesota-the best days of the year!  I love all of the motifs of autumn-leaves, trees, pumpkins, corn…

Free Motion Quilting, Pumpkin, Acorn, Oak LeafI stitched this Modern Wholecloth Quilt with several Tuesday Tutorials:

Grid Pop

The Perfect Pumpkin

The Oak Leaf and The Acorn

Free Motion Quilting, Pumpkin, Acorn, Oak LeafThis Harvest quilt is small–just 15 inches square, but I know it will be used frequently throughout my house.

Free Motion Quilting, Pumpkin, Acorn, Oak LeafI used Aurifil cotton in the bobbin and Sulky 40 wt Rayon in off-white on top–on a Bernina 150, domestic sewing machine, without a stitch regulator.

Free Motion Quilting, Pumpkin, Acorn, Oak LeafThe acorns are in there, but because I stitched contour lines within the body of the acorns (see options in the Oak Leaf and Acorn tutorial), there is not enough contrast to see them clearly.  (I would leave them open next time so they “pop” like the Oak Leaves and The Grid.)

NOTE-Look closely to the left of the image above–an upside down acorn is visible.  On the right-the acorn with the contour is stitched, but not visible–not enough contrast….

Free Motion Quilting, Pumpkin, Acorn, Oak LeafI’m almost ready for Halloween! Hopefully there’ll be some candy corn left by October 31!?

Happy Harvest Stitching,

Lori

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