Open Line Friday…Everyone Asks, Everyone Answers!

Radiant Beauty Quilt, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

Today is Open Line Friday–everyone asks, everyone answers!  No question is too small and we need everyone to chime in…we have lots of experience out there–you don’t need to be an “expert” just tell us YOUR experience…

I will start…

MY SEWING ROOM QUILTS

Several people asked about the quilts in my sewing room.

The orange and the green quilts were from a book by Valori WellsRadiant New York Beauties

It is one of the few books from which I stitched multiple projects!

Radiant Beauty Quilt, Lori Kennedy

The Poppy Quilt was from a pattern by Carol Morrisey

I scoured the countryside for red batiks in different shades to create this quilt and I used a green background instead of the yellow background she recommended (my daughter said the red and yellow reminded her of McDonalds!)

Poppy Quilt, Lori Kennedy

THE SUPREME SLIDER

Someone asked if they could use a Silpat-the teflon cooking sheet in place of a Supreme Slider teflon sheet.

I use a Supreme Slider from LaPierre whenever I quilt to allow the quilt to slide easily over the machine bed.  (See Seven Steps to FMQ)    The teflon sheet provides a nice slippery surface.  I don’t think a Silpat would work because it is slightly textured.

When your quilt is fairly small (like our quilt-a-long quilt) you may not need the Supreme Slider.

Another way to help your quilt glide is to iron your backing with a shot of spray starch.

Supreme Slider, Lori Kennedy

TECHNICAL PROBLEMS–We need EVERYONE’s HELP

I have heard from several of you that photos are suddenly showing up very small on your iPads.

I have not changed how I format my photos, so I really don’t know what to say…

WORDPRESS QUESTION

I received this from a long time reader…

Hi Lori,
I have enjoyed you and your blog for quite some time now, and now have a weird problem, having to do with Word Press…I was trying to make a comment on your Inbox, and somehow they made me think I had to have a blog (?!?) to post on your website, or some dumb thing on my part. Anyway, now my name on the posts is G…. I don’t want to be G…. and I don’t know how to change it back to just my name. Can you help?

Can anyone answer this question?

DOODLE TO DESIGN COMING SOON TO COMPUTERS NEAR YOU!

Don’t forget to enter to win my new quilting class on Craftsy!

The winner will be announced on Monday when the class is released…

I’ve seen a few clips and am very excited that The Inbox Jaunt is in video!

MORE QUESTIONS

What about YOU?  What little question is rolling around in your head?

We’d LOVE to hear!

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 lckenendy@hotmail.com.  This blog contains affiliate links.  Thank you!


 

 

 

Better Quilt-a-Longs Through Doodling

Scallop Doodles, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

I’ve really been enjoying all the comments from yesterday’s #RealSewingRoom post.    I guess I’m not alone–and as we all know-misery loves company!  (I think it may be a group case of co-enabling?!?)

Thanks for posting your photos on Instagram…if you want to see what is already posted, you must sign up for an Instagram account and then search:  realsewingroom or realsewingrooms….

While you’re there…check out the very funny #womenIRL (women in real life)…it never fails to amuse.

BETTER QUILTING THROUGH DOODLING

Next week in our Nautical Quilt-a-Long  we will be adding rows of scallops…(By the way, if you haven’t started–it’s not too late!)

Let’s get a head start by doodling our options.

The scallops will be in the one inch rows-so use that as your guide.

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See how many variations of scallops you can doodle.

Once you have basic scallops, try adding embellishments in between.

Scallop Doodles, Lori Kennedy

In just a few minutes, you will have several new border motifs!

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A FEW DAYS LEFT!

Don’t forget to enter for a chance to win my Craftsy video, Creative Free Motion:  From Doodle to Design.  The winner will be announced on Monday morning–when the class is open…I’m excited and nervous–I haven’t seen it yet!

TOMORROW

It’s Open Line Friday–and I need YOUR help–those pesky technical problems keep plaguing readers…if you have any expertise in this area please help us out tomorrow…

Also…I will dig through my sewing files and find the patterns for my three wall quilts…

Anything else???

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!