Oh Joy!

Joy, FMQ, LKennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

I have been a good little girl--working on finishing all of my little quilts.  (I’m hoping Santa will notice and bring me more fabric and threads!)

Yesterday, I finished a piece started last year (or was it 2013–I’m soooo very far behind!)

This quilt needed something…..

Joy, FMQ, LKennedyEven after I added the polka dot binding, it still needed a pop.

In less time than one murder-mystery, I hand stitched a teaspoon full of beads…

Looks a bit like snow!Joy, FMQ, LKennedyHere’s a little tip for beading I learned from Cindy Needham’s Craftsy video.

Press your beads onto a piece of rolled tape and place the tape directly onto your project.

The beads are in easy reach and no SPILLED BEADS!
Joy, FMQ, LKennedyThat puts joy in this quilter’s heart!Joy, FMQ, LKennedy

Hope YOUR day and your quilts are filled with JOY!

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

Holly Vase Quilts

Holly, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

The Countdown to Christmas continues…Are YOU ready?  Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to make a few little “vase quilts”.

Today’s quilts employ the Holly Leaf Free Motion Quilt tutorial from last year.

Holly, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

I recently finished these quilts–and BOUND them–hurray for me!

Holly, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

 

Holly, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Now I can use them under all the Pretty Little Things in my Christmas boxes!

Holly, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Holly, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Perhaps I should call them PLT quilts…

Any other ideas?

Hope your decorating is making YOU Holly and Jolly!

Lori

NOTE-These quilts were stitched on my BERNINA 770QE (a domestic sewing machine) using a combination of Aurifil cotton 50 wt, Sulky Rayon 40 wt, Superior Magnifico 40 wt, and Iris Metallic thread (snowflakes in the corners of the red quilt).

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