Happy St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

Top of the Morning to YOU!

Wish me luck!  All the months of planning and rehearsing are complete and I am filming today at the Craftsy studios in Denver…

In my first Craftsy video, I demonstrated 50 machine quilting motifs and introduced 6 Compositional Styles to help you Divide and Conquer any quilting space (along with tons of tips and tricks to improve the quality of your stitching…

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In the class I am filming today, 50 more motifs with an emphasis on doodling and creating YOUR VERY OWN motif reference tools!

I’m really excited because the two videos allow me to share so much of  The Inbox Jaunt-in tidy little packages!
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Wish me luck!

St. Patrick's Day, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

But, quietly please…

Shhhh…we’re filming…

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May YOUR day be filled with excitement, joy and the Luck of the Irish!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

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!

Teacup Doodle and Zentangle

Teacup Doodle, Zentangle, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters, Doodlers and Zentaglers!

Last week we learned how to doodle a simple teacup.

Have you tried it?  Simple, right?

Next, we learned how to stitch a Button.
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Today I have a little challenge for you…

Combine the two…

Doodle a Zentangle Button-Cup!

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If you REALLY want a challenge…

Stitch it too…!!!???

Have fun doodling (and your doodles will be fun!)

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!

The Boutonniere

Boutonniere, Free Motion Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

By the time you read this I should be winging my way to Denver to film at Craftsy!

I didn’t want YOU to be bored while I was away…

Here’s an adorable flower for YOUR next quilt!

Boutonniere, Free Motion Quilting, Lori Kennedy

THE BOUTONNIERE-MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL

This adorable flower can be stitched in any size from small to large.  Use the Cute as a Button Tutorial in the center of the flower or keep it simple by stitching a plain circle center.

Begin stitching a straight line stem and a large circle.Boutonniere, Free Motion Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Echo stitch the circle and add the button detail. (Optional)

Stitch out of the circle near the stem…

Boutonniere, Free Motion Quilting, Lori KennedyStitch five to six scallops around the circle.
Boutonniere, Free Motion Quilting, Lori KennedyClosely echo stitch the stem and add two leaves.

Stitch to the bottom and over to begin the next flower.

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Such a happy flower!

 

Boutonniere, Free Motion Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Change the look of the flowers by changing the petals…

Be creative!

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Have fun quilting because when you do–your quilts will be fun!

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