Ribbons and Notions

Sewing Notions, FMQ, Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

I hope you had a chance to try yesterday’s tutorial, Ribbon Candy.  To quote reader,  Andrea “It looks way more complicated than it really is!”

Give it a try–Doodle or Quilt.  We have another motif coming soon that builds on Ribbon Candy…

Sewing Notions, FMQ, Kennedy

MY FAVORITE THINGS

Today’s Modern Whole Cloth Quilt features the Ribbon Candy border and a few of My Favorite Things:

The Sewing Machine

The Tomato Pin Cushion

The Scissors

The Needle

Sewing Spools

Sewing Notions, FMQ, Kennedy

The Buttons and The Quilt Squares are not a tutorial…anyone interested?

Sewing Notions, FMQ, Kennedy

Hope YOUR day is filled with YOUR favorite things,

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!

Ribbon Candy Two-A Machine Quilting Tutorial

Ribbon Candy, FMQ, Lori KennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

Thank you to all who shared comments on Open Line Friday-Looking Back.  It was a busy year all around!  YOU are all inspirational!

RIBBON CANDY

Today we are stitching an easy motif that has rhythm.  Once you get started, you won’t want to stop…It’s like quilting in a rocking chair.

Begin by drawing two parallel lines to serve as guidelines.  In the sample below, the lines are a generous 1 inch apart.  (If you’re quilting a border, the seam lines will serve as guidelines.)

Begin quilting between the two lines.  Stitch down-curving in, sweep the bottom line and curve back up.

Ribbon Candy, FMQ, Lori KennedyCurve up to the top line, sweep the top line, and curve back down.Ribbon Candy, FMQ, Lori KennedyCurve down and to the left, sweep the bottom line and curl back up.

Ribbon Candy, FMQ, Lori KennedyContinue stitching curvy lines between the two guidelines.Ribbon Candy, FMQ, Lori Kennedy Once you develop a rhythm, bring the lines together, closing the gap between the curvy lines.

Perfect!  Just like Ribbon Candy.Ribbon Candy, FMQ, Lori KennedyRibbon Candy tastes looks great in any size–try doubling it!Ribbon Candy, FMQ, Lori KennedyFor a large border, stitch rows of Ribbon Candy with another motif in between–fun!Ribbon Candy, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

Ribbon Candy, FMQ, Lori Kennedy Doodle this for a few minutes, then head right to your sewing machine.  It’s easy!

We’ll be doing another motif that builds on Ribbon Candy later this month.

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.  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!

 

Seamstress Creating Fine Art

Good Morning, Quilters!

Saturdays are very popular at The Inbox Jaunt as we explore the wide variety of Fine Art depictions of Seamstresses…

Today, I think you will be inspired by a modern, British artist,  Louise Gardiner-a Seamstress Creating Fine Art!

Pour yourself a cup of tea and enjoy this fabulous video, Stitch & Shine.

Louise Gardiner, Owl Embroidery

In awe,

Lori