Baby, It’s Cold Outside…

Mittens, Snowmen, FMQ, KennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

I’d like to complain about the weather…

But, a quilt paints a thousand words…

Mittens, Snowmen, FMQ, Kennedy

I feel like a Snowman (Snowman Tutorial HERE)Mittens, Snowmen, FMQ, Kennedy

So layer on the Mittens (Mitten Tutorial HERE)

Add a few Snowflakes HERE

A Polar Wind HERE

Mittens, Snowmen, FMQ, Kennedy

And you’ll know just how I feel!

Please send WARM WISHES!

Lori

Mittens, Snowmen, FMQ, 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!

 

Henry’s Trucks-A Machine Quilting Tutorial

Free Motion Quilted Trucks, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

BRRR!!!  (’nuff said!)

Now that I have a grandson…(don’t you love his Olympic 2016 outfit?)

My quilting has taken a masculine detour.Henry.4months, Lori Kennedy

I have an idea for a quilt with roads and trucks.

Every idea starts with SAMPLES!–(I know, I know…we all want to dive right in–but SAMPLES can make the difference between a good quilt and a great quilt!)

So today, let’s play with Henry’s Trucks.
Free Motion Quilted Trucks, Lori Kennedy

Begin by drawing a rectangle.  In the sample below, the rectangle is 3-1/2″ x 4 “.

Begin stitching above the bottom line.  Stitch a circle (one and one half revolutions) then stitch a “dash”.

Stitch another circle and a dash.  (See Dots and Dashes tutorial HERE).

Free Motion Quilted Trucks, Lori Kennedy

Stitch up several stitches, then stitch from right to left, dropping down between the wheels.

Free Motion Quilted Trucks, Lori Kennedy

Stitch a rounded hood, then stitch a straight line up,and begin the top of the cab…

Free Motion Quilted Trucks, Lori Kennedy

Stitch straight down and around to create a window and then stitch down toward the bottom of the truck.

Free Motion Quilted Trucks, Lori Kennedy

Stitch one stitch over and stitch a large square or rectangle to make the trailer.

Free Motion Quilted Trucks, Lori Kennedy

Echo stitch the entire truck.and add a little exhaust from the tail pipe if you like…

Free Motion Quilted Trucks, Lori Kennedy

Free Motion Quilted Trucks, Lori Kennedy

Or…Stitch a logo or message in the trailer’s box.

Free Motion Quilted Trucks, Lori Kennedy

Once you have the basic truck formula, add a little variety by changing the tires, the size and shape of the trailer or by adding messages…

Free Motion Quilted Trucks, Lori Kennedy

Have fun with this motif…

When you have fun while you are quilting, your quilt will BE FUN!

Happy, 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!