A 365 Challenge–Will YOU Join Me?

Sketching, Spools

Good Morning, Quilters and Doodlers!

While I’m a self-described “Master Doodler” (based on hours of experience…),

Sketching is very difficult for me.  One of my goals for 2016 is to do a Sketch-a-Day Challenge.

I did a Photo 365 challenge in 2012 and it really helped me become more confident in photography.

I’ve been watching Steven Reddy’s, Craftsy video, Dynamic Detail in Pen, Ink and Watercolor and I just love his sketching style and his teaching style.  I will mainly focus on the pen aspect…baby steps, baby steps…

Sketching, Spools

What about YOU?

Are YOU interested in a 365 challenge?  (Now’s a good time to plan…you can ask for the supplies for Christmas!)

It could be in doodling,    free motion quilting,    quilting with rulers    photography,    sketching?  Start with a few tutorials (while so many of them are still on sale!)  and by the end of 2016…

We’d LOVE to hear about YOUR goals for 2016!

Never stop learning!

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!

 

Big Flowers, Small (Quick) Quilt

Claire's Peony, FMQ, KennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

Need a (relatively) quick gift?

Try using a large motif like Claire’s Peony in a simple composition.

Claire’s Peony FREE tutorial HERE.

Claire's Peony, FMQ, KennedyThis quilt is a hybrid between a Framed Composition and a Border Composition...

Learn more about compositional styles in my Craftsy video:  Divide and Conquer Creative Quilting.  (Use this link to receive 50% off–limited time!)

Claire's Peony, FMQ, KennedyOnly one easy motif to learn…

A few hours of fun in your sewing room…

Gift worthy of anyone on your Christmas list!

Who will YOU be quilting for this year?

We’d love to hear!

Elfin Lori

NOTE-This quilt was stitched on Kona cotton fabric with Aurifil 50wt thread in the bobbin and Sulky 40wt Rayon on top on my fabulous BERNINA 770QE -always known for their gorgeous stitch formation!

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!

The Christmas Rose–A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Christmas Rose, FMQ, Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

With just weeks to go before Christmas, today’s tutorial is a quick and easy motif to add to any Christmas quilt!

While Poinsettias, Mistletoe  and Holly are all traditional Christmas flowers…

Roses always look elegant at Christmas!

THE CHRISTMAS ROSE FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL

Begin by drawing a line across the fabric.  The line can be straight or wavy.

Stitch a spiral along the line.

Christmas Rose, FMQ, Kennedy

It doesn’t matter if your spiral is neat or messy–either way it will look gorgeous!

Christmas Rose, FMQ, Kennedy

Cluster two or three spirals of different sizes together, then add a leaf or two.

Christmas Rose, FMQ, Kennedy

A simple leaf will work great.

Christmas Rose, FMQ, Kennedy

Continue along the drawn line, adding spirals and leaves of different sizes.  It is best to avoid a pattern like three spirals, two leaves…instead keep the sizes, shapes and leaf placement random.

 

Christmas Rose, FMQ, Kennedy

Christmas Rose, FMQ, Kennedy

Perfectly Elegant…

I wonder how this would look on white fabric with red thread?

Or on linen with red and green thread?

Or on white wool—I have a piece in my sewing room….Got to go…

Don’t call me for dinner!

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!