Reporting from Minnesota Quilt Show

Lion King, Cherrywood Challenge

Good Morning, Quilters!

I am teaching at the Minnesota Quilt Show in Duluth, Minnesota–and having a great time!  I’ve met a lot of new people, viewed rooms full of gorgeous quilts and am allowed to talk about my favorite subject for four straight days in the BERNINA classroom!  Pinch me!

Lion King, Cherrywood Challenge

Today–a few pictures from the Cherrywood Lion King Challenge exhibit.

Lion King, Cherrywood Challenge

Each quilt is just 20 x 20 inches and as you can see, they are spectacular!!!
Lion King, Cherrywood Challenge

The next challenge is a Van Gogh challenge!! I can’t wait to see it…

In the mean time, I treated myself to some of their gorgeous hand dyed fabric.

I’m not sure I will ever be able to cut them up.

I will probably put the stack on my nightstand and pet it every night.

I know YOU know what I’m talking about….

Do YOU ever buy fabric that is just to pretty to put a rotary cutter to?

Happy Quilting!

I’ll be back next week renewed and ready to share!

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!

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Spring Quilt-a-Long: Half Square Triangle Suns

Good Morning, Quilters!

We are continuing our Spring Quilt-a-Long with our fourth way to quilt Half Square Triangles.

Half Square Triangles (HSTs) are one of the most frequently used quilt blocks.  By following along with this quilt-a-long, you will have four choices for quilting YOUR HSTs!

Last week we stitched HST Flowers--(And I’m happy to report that this motif went “viral” on Facebook!–Thank you to all of you who “Liked or Shared it on Facebook!)

HST Flowers, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Today’s motif, Half Square Triangle Suns–is similar, but a nice substitute if you are stitching a boy’s quilt and don’t want flowers, or if you are stitching a nautical or patriotic quilt…The “Sun” is also a “Star”.

Begin stitching in the corner of the light-colored fabric.  Stitch along the edge several stitches.

Curve down to the left.

Echo stitch back to the right. HST.Suns.LoriKennedy012

Echo stitch back to the left.

 HST.Suns.LoriKennedy012Add a narrow triangle. Stitch a wide triangle. Finish with a narrow triangle.

Stitch along the seamline to begin the next motif in the row. You’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day!

May all your days (and quilts) be sunny!

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!