A Sneak Preview and Open Line Friday

FMQ, Cars, Lori Kennedy, Sulky Thread

Henry’s Quilt, Sulky Thread

Happy Friday, Quilters!

I’m off on a road trip to Chicago this weekend–a round up of family….

Just thought I’d show a sneak preview of a quilt I recently finished–more details next week.

In the mean time, I’m counting on YOU to help answer Open Line Friday questions!

EVERYONE ASKS, EVERYONE ANSWERS!

I will kick it off by answering a few questions…

The Quilt-a-Long–To rip or not to rip….

Several people have written about stitching in the wrong rowto rip or not to rip...

That is the question–almost as eternal as Shakespeare….

NOT TO RIP—almost always MY answer!!

If you stitched in the wrong row it will be just fine!!!  Do not rip it out–unless it is in Row 8–the big row.

Which Craftsy Class First?

Several people have inquired about which of my Craftsy classes to watch first…

Both classes contain a lot of information and motifs and I made every effort to not repeat the information.

Both classes demonstrate doodling and quilting each motif (nearly 50 motifs in each class!)

And both classes end each lesson with a Trunk Show.

In Divide and Conquer, I discuss thread and set up more and I discuss six ways to divide a block or quilt for easier quilting.

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In Doodle to Design, we look at a big quilt and there is an emphasis on doodling and lots of motifs!

Doodle to Design, Craftsy, Lori Kennedy

If that doesn’t give you enough….

I think Christina Cameli’s classes and style are similar:

Her new class: Wild Quilting is about combining motifs effectively– and her other class, Free Motion Quilting Essentials has many great motifs!

Christina Cameli ,Wild Quilting

Craftsy Has a Sale this weekend–Use my affiliate link to get  50% off!!! 

CARS?

We’ve already stitched Race Cars and Henry’s Trucks…is there any interest in a Car tutorial like the one seen atop?

What are YOUR questions?   Any Craftsy class recommendations?

Anything else?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Hope your weekend is filled with family and 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!

 

Collect YOUR Motifs! Doodle Thursday

Doodle Cards, Lori Kennedy, Free Motion Quilting

Good Morning, Quilters, Doodlers, and Zentanglers!

Have you ever sat down at your sewing machine and been at a loss for what motif to quilt?

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In my new Craftsy class, Machine Quilting Techniques:  From Doodle to Design, I recommend that you follow along with pen in hand to practice the motifs while I draw them and again when I stitch them.  Once you are confident with doodling the motif, use a white gel pen to doodle the motif onto colored card stock (available at most craft stores).

Doodle Cards, Lori Kennedy, Free Motion Quilting

By placing notecards in a ring, you can shuffle through them, and choose a few at a time to get started with the design process.

Add more cards as you master more motifs.

Doodle Cards, Lori Kennedy, Free Motion Quilting

And of course….YOU know where to find lots of motifs!

Please post photos of YOUR notecards on Facebook (and tag The Inbox Jaunt), on Instagram #quiltwithlori    #EasyFMQ  @theinboxjaunt and on the Craftsy platform—your fellow students would LOOOOVE to see them—and so would I!

Happy Quoodling!

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!