A New Favorite Quilt Notion

Baltimore AppliqueGood Morning, Quilters!

Now that I have finished my Craftsy Adventure, I have had a bit of time to work on an old project and my second favorite part of quilting-hand appliqué.

Several years ago, I started this appliqué project called Friends of Baltimore by Sue Garman.  As I was working on the borders, I had some difficulty laying out the pieces- and that was enough to put it aside for more than a year.

Baltimore Applique

I am determined to finish this challenging project and reinvigorated by a new supply I found.  This ring of threads by Superior Threads.  Brilliant idea-now I don’t have to carry around a huge bag of appliqué threads!

Baltimore AppliqueIt seems like a silly reason to give up on a project (a little frustration)…Baltimore AppliqueAnd a silly reason to return to a project…Baltimore AppliqueBut WE ALL know,  Quilters LOVE new toys!

You might also like The Eagle  and  The Ship, Friends of Baltimore

Happy Stitching,

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

Poppies-The Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Poppies, Free Motion QuiltingGood Morning, Quilters, Doodlers and Collectors!

I really enjoyed reading about all of YOUR collections on Open Line Friday last week.

I did have a favorite though–Eliz, the quilter whose HUSBAND collects sewing machines and has more than 55 machines  stashed everywhere!  I wonder if my husband has a Featherweight or two stashed somewhere???

POPPIES-The Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

I have decided to challenge myself to work a little larger with my free motion quilting.  The Poppy tutorial is part of that challenge.

This motif looks very nice on a small scale, but it also looks great when stitched much larger.  I think I could make a very large whole cloth quilt in no time at all just filled with a field of poppies.  Wouldn’t it be a great quick project?  I’m going to wait for a rainy, day where I have nothing else to do….???  Okay, maybe just a rainy day…

I just LOVE the color RED…Hmmm….Maybe I’ll just cancel life tomorrow and stitch this right up…Poppies, Free Motion QuiltingBegin by stitch a short stem with a curl.Poppies, Free Motion QuiltingStitch several pointed rays around the spiral-it doesn’t matter how many.Poppies, Free Motion QuiltingStitch clockwise around the star back to the stem.  This row is just a shaggy line around the star.
Poppies, Free Motion QuiltingStitch counter clockwise, another shaggy circle.Poppies, Free Motion QuiltingFor the next row, add rectangular shaped petals.  Between each petal create a small “v” shape.Poppies, Free Motion QuiltingContinue stitching rows of petals and then spiral off to begin another Poppy.  Poppies, Free Motion Quilting

Poppies, Free Motion QuiltingStitch a few small Poppies in between the large Poppies and add a leaf or a swirls to fill in the space.Poppies, Free Motion QuiltingOnce you get going, you won’t want to stop…

This could be an excuse to pull out the crockpot!

Happy Stitching,

Lori

PS…This tutorial was stitched on my BERNINA 770 QE with it’s fabulous tension adjustment and gorgeous looking stitch using Aurifil 50 wt cotton in the bobbin and Superior’s Magnifico Trilobal Polyester on top using a size 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 re-blog, share or Pin with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!