My Home Town Quilt

Home Town Quilt, LKennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

It’s a happy day in My Home Town (Stillwater, Minnesota)…

This little quilt (12 x 20 inches) was stitched in less than an hour.

Remember the Doodle Lesson on Wavy Lines?

I started by drawing wavy lines across my fabric.

Doodles, LKennedyThen I added Home Sweet Home from yesterday’s, Tuesday Tutorial-

Home,FMQ, LKennedyPretty soon, I had an entire village!

Home Town Quilt, LKennedyI had so much fun that I think I will make this into a larger quilt.

I could add motifs like the Race Car

The Race Car-A Free Motion Quilt TutorialAnd perhaps a few trucks…(Is anyone interested in a tutorial for this?)Free Motion Quilted TruckI think with a little doodling this little village…Home Town Quilt, LKennedyCould be developed into a really fun city!

Hope YOUR doodles are helping you create more imaginative quilts!

Happy Street-Cleaning!


NOTE-This little quilt was stitched on my BERNINA 770QE  with Sulky Rayon 30 wt on top, Aurifil cotton 50 wt in the bobbin, using a size 90 Topstitch needle.

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31 thoughts on “My Home Town Quilt

  1. I think you could add lots of cars on the Main Street of Stillwater. The wavy lines are the hills but also the beautiful St. Croissants. I like the design a lot.

  2. I would be very interested, because this would be a perfect Christmas gift for my Dad.
    Greetings from Germany and thanks for your patience to show us all your tutorials!

  3. Yes, trucks would be a good thing to add to our repertoire. I am making a road map quilt (at least in my head) for my GS. Anything boyish would be great addition to put on it.

  4. This could be really fun stitched on a kids quilt around the border. Yes please for the extra tutorial. Your blog has been a fantastic quilting resource for me as I learn more about Free Motion Quilting. Thank you.

  5. This question is off the subject, but I’m interested in your thoughts on quilt care. How do you clean/launder the quilts that your family uses on beds. laps, etc.?
    Thanks for all of your tutorials.
    Barbara Carr

  6. Trucks, trains, planes! More things that go!
    We could put your boat in a lake, way down low.
    With a bird in the sky and a dog in the yard
    Quilting this way isn’t so hard!

  7. Cute poem Jane!! Love the truck idea Lori. I’m right across the “crick” from you, east of Houlton. How about a pickup pulling a horse trailer!?!?!?

  8. Adorable little quilt and I loved your beautiful town! I hope to come back sometime. I was super busy having fun with Charlie the last couple days but my head doodled all kinds of things all day….is like I had my doodle googles on. LOL! Sometimes it just takes someone kicking open a door to find all the new inspiration and ideas. You do that for me. 🙂 Have a super day! 🙂

  9. Love the idea. I have been wanting you to put together a snowy birdie rural scene, too! If you are taking suggestions! LOL

  10. Now, to make it really “educational” for a youngster, maybe put street names of his or her streets on it! And the cars and trucks on a border! Love your ideas, Lori.

    • I love how you changed the motif to trees and houses! We love to camp in a trailer and I am imagining a campfire, trees and a vintage trailer tutorial! Thank you Lori!

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