Doodle Thursday


Doodles, FlowersGood Morning, Quilters and Doodlers!

(and by now All quilters who read The Inbox Jaunt are Doodlers, right?)

Sometimes we just need a prompt to get the doodles flowing.  And what better prompt than a slice of fabric?


Take a slice of several fabrics and glue them on to a sheet of paper or into a notebook.

Doodles, FlowersThen use that design to prompt your doodles.

You can try to continue the lines,

Or draw a mirror image of what you see.

Or copy some of the shapes.

Just play.  No rules.  See what emerges.

Try a few slices…maybe YOU are the next fabric designer???Doodles, FlowersPAT SLOAN PODCAST

In other (exciting) news…
I’m going to be interviewed on The Pat Sloan podcast on Monday!  Woo hoo!

We will be talking about…Nevermind, I’m sure you can guess what we will be talking about.

But, I will be mentioning YOU all–the quilters who transformed my love of quilting into my love of teaching quilting!

Also, we may talk about one of my BIG PROJECTS that I haven’t had a chance to tell YOU about yet…(might we call it a “reveal”?)

Listen to the interview Live on Monday, June 1, 2015  3:00pm CST–(4pm EST)

I hope YOU will join us..(It will be comforting to know I’m among friends!)

Pat Sloan Podcast

Check out the site now to sign up for her fabulous FREE podcasts!

Pat Sloan Podcast

Oh…and if you’re listening…you can be doodling!

Doodles, FlowersSo bring your pads and pens with fabric slices at the ready!

Happy stitching and Happy doodling,


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 re-blog, share and Pin with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at  Thanks!


The Goose and Gosling-A Paper Pieced Pattern

Goose and Gosling, Paper Pieced Pattern, Peggy AareGood Morning, Quilters,

Get a gander at this gorgeous new quilt pattern by the amazing Peggy Aare.

Once again, Peggy is offering this original pattern FREE  to readers of The Inbox Jaunt.

I love the flying geese border she recommends!

Goose and Gosling, Peggy AareDownload the pattern  Goose and Gosling, Peggy Aare

For many more fabulous paper piecing projects, visit Peggy at For questions:

Try her step by step tutorials for printing on freezer paper HERE and for paper piecing HERE.


Thank you, Peggy!

Happy Stitching,


PS…This tutorial is the property of Peggy Aare and is intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt or Wisconsin Quilting.  For all other purposes, please contact Peggy at  Thanks!

The Crabapple Blossom-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

CrabappleBlossom.LKennedy002Good Morning, Quilters!

I hope you all enjoyed the long Memorial Day Weekend–the official kick off to summer!  The weather was a mixed bag around here–a little sunshine, a little heat, a lot of rain…all while seated in the bleachers of a high school baseball tournament.  (My favorite activity–even over quilting!)

Now that summer is here, and the garden and outdoor activities have been beckoning, I’m having a hard time keeping up with My LIST-the daily TO DOs-so I may not post as often this month.

In addition, I have several BIG PROJECTS on which I’m working…I’ll fill you in later this week…

For now, the garden comes inside with beautiful Crabapple Blossoms from my tree.

Crabapple Blossom


This tutorial is for an all-over or fill pattern.  With a little doodling, it could easily be stitched in a vine to fill a border.

Crabapple Blossom, Free Motion QuiltingBegin by stitching a stem and curving in to create the center of the flower.Crabapple Blossom, Free Motion QuiltingEcho stitch the stem to begin the first petal.

NOTE- All of the petals in the Crabapple, are slightly angular.Crabapple Blossom, Free Motion QuiltingContinue adding petals, leaving a gap between the petals and the center circle.Crabapple Blossom, Free Motion QuiltingStitch the last petal and echo stitch the stem back into the center of the flower.Crabapple Blossom, Free Motion Quilting


Stitch jagged lines into each petal and back to the center.  Use the small gap around the center to travel between each petal.

Crabapple Blossom, Free Motion QuiltingYou may echo-stitch around the entire blossom.Crabapple Blossom, Free Motion QuiltingUse the echo stitching to to travel to the next area on the quilt to be filled–You may echo stitch the entire flower or a partial flower depending on where you need to fill.

While stitching the petals on subsequent Crabapple Blossoms,  alter the shape of the petal to fill in very close to the adjacent flowers.  Don’t worry that some of the petals are oddly shaped–they will appear to be underlapped.

Crabapple Blossom, Free Motion QuiltingThe overall look is very beautiful, even if some of the flowers are cut off or “squashed” in the bouquet.

Crabapple Blossom, Free Motion QuiltingA new favorite!


So much more quilting in the next several days…


A gander at a new FREE Paper Pieced Pattern from Peggy…Can YOU guess what it might be?

Doodle Lessons,

More from Quilt Market 2015,

A little gardening…

and I might have to clean my sewing room–I think a Twister went through it!?

May your stitches be happy,


PS.  This tutorial was stitched on my BERNINA with Sulky 40wt Rayon on top and Aurifil 50wt cotton in the bobbin with a size 90 Topstitch needle on Kona Cotton (Robert Kaufman) with Warm and Natural cotton batting.

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 re-blog, share or pin with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at  Thanks!