The Sailboat Sampler-Machine Quilting Quilt-a-Long

Sailboats, Sampler, Machine Quilting

Good Morning, Quilters!

The Mystery Quilt is no longer a mystery…it is a Sailboat Sampler!

Today we add the Sailboats and the Clouds and next week we add some finishing touches.

Let’s jump right in!

Let’s remark the lines–

Draw a line 1-1/4 inches above the top of the Scallops.

Draw another line 3/4 inch below The Paperclips.

Divide the large Row into four rectangles using the no-measure method we used last week.

Finally, add a line down the center of each of the rectangles–this will be the line for the Sailboat masts.

SailboatSampler.LoriKennedy001Begin stitching on the lower line.  Stitch a wavy line and then stitch the back of the boat.

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Stitch straight up the mast.  Add a small triangle flag.

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Stitch a large triangle sail.

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Stitch a curved line to create the left side of the sail.  Then echo stitch the mast to the top.

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Add two more triangles (or one large one) on the left side of the mast.

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Stitch down and then create the front of the ship.

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Stitch forward and create a small curl.

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Stitch a wavy line to create the bottom of the boat.

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Stitch forward, under the wavy line.  Continue stitching a wavy line into the next rectangle to begin the next Sailboat.
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Continue stitching all four Sailboats.

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To add the Clouds…

Begin stitching just above the Sail on the first Sailboat.

Stitch scallops around the boat.

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Connect the Clouds between each rectangle.

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Echo stitch the entire row to add more emphasis to this line.

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FABULOUS!!!!

Wasn’t that easy!?  One Row at a time…Minutes per week…Slow and Steady!

Next week–the finishing touches!

Sailing, Sailing Away….

Ahoy!

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!

High Fives and Enter to Win–Hurry!

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Good Morning, Quilters, Movers and Shakers!

Did you watch the Kentucky Derby? 

Or were outside gardening, walking or just moving more for #theinboxjaunts  very own Run for the Roses challenge to #losethosefatquarters!

ENTER TO WIN

Our challenge last week was threefold:

If you did those things…and reporting to the group was not mandatory….

Please give me a HIGH FIVE!!! in the comment section to enter a lottery to win the beautiful rose quilt!

WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN at 12:00 noon CST on May 10, 2016.  

You can simply comment: “High Five”  or tell us what worked for YOU this week.

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THIS WEEK’S CHALLENGE:

Reassess your goals….

If you weren’t able to reach your goals last week, will you be able to change your schedule this week and try again?

Or do you need to make your goals a little more achievable and try again?

 

On the other hand, if you achieved your goals, you can either repeat them this week or add a goal.

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The most  important thing:  Make goals that are easily achievable!

Success leads to more success!  

Let’s keep moving to keep quilting!

Signed,

Lori-No-Excuses-Kennedy

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!