Quilting Seasons-Open Line Friday

Hand Sewing, Sulky Thread

Good Morning, Quilters!

It is indeed a good morning in Minnesota!

I always say…there are just three seasons in Minnesota–Beautiful Summer, Gorgeous Fall and Quilting Season!  Winter is very long here–it completely over takes Spring…

We are finally in Beautiful Summer…and I find my quilting habits change.  I’m always restless for something new…

Good news!  All Craftsy classes are on Sale until Monday!!!

Great time to try something new!

May I recommend anything by Kimberley Einmo, Kelly Ashton, Donna Lynn Thomas, Jackie Kunkel, Ann Petersen, Christina Cameli, Jacquie Gering, Barb Eikmeier

Also, I am currently enjoying two classes:  Cook More, Weigh Less by Allison Task (I just made her delicious chimichurri sauce–low cal and fabulous!!!)  and Creative iPhoneography with Holly Jansen.

I love to watch videos while I stitch!

Craftsy Sale

QUILTING ON THE GO

I try to have more portable projects during Beautiful Summer.  I love to have a little hand sewing ready to stitch as I sit on the porch or for long car rides.

(My sisters and I laugh that when we travel we always pack our sewing first…clothes are a second thought!)

Hand Sewing, Sulky Thread

I quickly cut out a few simple shapes and grabbed some Sulky embroidery thread. (I LOVE embroidery thread on a spool-no more knotted skeins–brilliant!)

Not sure where this is going just yet…

I buy my Sulky thread at my local quilt store, Bear Patch Quilting or from Sulky.com

Hand Sewing, Sulky Thread

What about YOU?

Does your quilting change with the seasons?

Do YOU have a favorite Craftsy class to recommend?

Are you still MOVING MORE?

Hand Sewing, Sulky Thread

We’d LOVE to hear!

Storing up Vitamin D here in Minnesota,

Lori

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The Six Year Quilt–Why oh Why?

Boxes and Vines Quilt

Good Morning, Quilters!

I was just looking through my Quilt Notebook…Remember The Quilt Notebook Series?

I pieced this quilt, Boxes and Vines (my own design) in 2010.

I added the appliqué in 2012…(It was one of my Big Three Quilts in 2012–See Notebook Series:  Setting Priorities)

Boxes and Vines Quilt

And then it languished…

Why, oh why?

Some quilts are Six Year quilts--I am working on a Baltimore Album Quilt that will take me more than six years and I’m fine with that.

But Boxes and Vines is NOT a Six Year Quilt…

Boxes and Vines Quilt

I really like this quilt, so that’s not the problem…

I know how to do the next step, so that’s not the problem…(Skills Inventory–Quilt Notebook Series)

Boxes and Vines Quilt

If I had to be completely honest, the reason I have let this quilt languish for six years…

After the quilt was in my lap for weeks of appliqué, it needed to be ironed and….

I HATE IRONING!

Boxes and Vines Quilt

Saying it out loud…I hear how ridiculous that sounds!

Boxes and Vines Quilt

I pulled it out this weekend and stitched the final border…

(Still haven’t ironed it.)  ***Sigh*****

What about YOU?

Is there some part of the process that holds YOU back?

Is it as silly as ironing?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Signed,

Lazy 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!