What’s For Lunch? Open Line Friday

 

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters, Health Nuts, and Fitness Pros!

What’s for Lunch, Mama Bird?

We all love to go those all day guild workshops where you learn a new technique, bond with other quilters, talk a lot, laugh a lot and…

EAT A LOT!

Let’s face it–potluck lunches are the best!

(worst for the diet….)

On top of that-it’s Barbecue Season…Memorial Day, Father’s Day, Fourth of July.

Every sunny weekend will bring a new food challenge.

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Many diet experts recommend having a plan for these situations including bringing your own “safe food” to share.

Today…let’s talk about strategies and recipes…

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Do YOU have a favorite healthy recipe or strategy when attending the food banquets of summer?

Please include links.

Here’s a link for EmilyBites–a great resource for light recipes.–Thank you, Karen for sharing this link earlier this week!

We’d LOVE to hear!

Lori

PS…”What’s for Lunch Mama Bird” quilt was stitched with Sulky 30 wt Rayon in white and Sulky 40 wt Rayon in blue-with Aurifil cotton 50 wt in the bobbin on my BERNINA 770QE–LOVE!

PPS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy @ 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 uses, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

 

A Quick Project for the Kitchen

 

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement regarding my book deal with Martingale Publishing.

One of the reasons I went with Martingale is that they agreed to let me keep all the tutorials available here at The Inbox Jaunt.  Other publishers wanted me to take them down once the book was published—a deal breaker for me!

I assured Martingale that YOU would be the best customers of the book…that YOU wanted the tutorials in book format!  Your comments have reaffirmed that position–so THANK YOU!.

TEA TOWELS
I know many of you have had fun making the Sailboat Sampler Quilt-a-Long…All the steps can be found HERE.

Once you know a motif, look for other ways to use it–beyond quilts–hems of skirts, borders of tablecloths or napkins, make stationery…

I found these tea towels on clearance at Craftsy last week…(sorry I don’t think there are any left)…but I have seen similar towels at my LQS and my hardware store…

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

 

I used Sulky 12wt cotton thread and a Size 100 Topstitch needle to embellish the towels.

The towels are fairly tightly woven…so with a little starch I was able to work without adding any additional stabilizer.

(I would LOVE recommendations on a suitable stabilizer for this type of project!)
Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

On one border, I added the Sailboats and a Sun

And on the other I added the wavy line with circles.

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

I think a set of these would make a great hostess gift, teacher gift, housewarming gift…

What about YOU? Have you ever used any of the motifs on something besides a quilt?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Sailing into Summer,

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!