Aloha!

Hawaii, Lori Kennedy

Aloha, Quilters!

As you know, I took last week off — a vacation from my computer–but more than that–a long-planned family vacation to Hawaii.

Hawaii, Lori Kennedy

The entire family came–even young, Henry. (who never really settled into those sunglasses!)

Hawaii, Lori Kennedy

It was a magical week…

Maui is an amazing island…a color lover’s dream!

Hawaii, Lori Kennedy

We went snorkeling…

Hawaii, Lori Kennedy

and we saw whales and sea turtles everyday!

Hawaii, Lori Kennedy

We hiked through a bamboo forest and marveled at seven waterfalls.

We warmed our toes on black sand beaches, and nearly froze as we watched sunrise on a crater…

Hawaii, Lori Kennedy

We swam a lot, (ate a lot)…indulged in Pina Coladas and Mai Tais everyday…

Hawaii, Lori Kennedy

And while I can’t say it was a restful week (we were up by 5 am most days…)

It was definitely restorative!

Hawaii, Lori Kennedy

More photos to come…I have enough Silent Sunday photos for the next three years!  (Though I didn’t manage to get a single photo of our entire group-ugh!)

Hope your day is filled with all the colors of Hawaii and all the spirit of Aloha!

Lori

PS…I even found a quilt shop!

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!

 

 

Better Quilting Through Doodling

FMQ, Doodles, Zentangles, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters, Doodlers and Zentanglers!

(BTW…If you are a quilt-doodler, you are a Zentangler.)

It’s time for another Thursday doodle lesson in our on-going series, Better Quilting Through Doodling.

As I always say:

“If you can doodle it, you can quilt it!”

And it’s corollary…

“If you can’t doodle it…you can’t quilt it–at least not well.”

FMQ, Doodles, Zentangles, Lori Kennedy

For a little fun today, try this exercise:

Start by drawing a rectangle (or square, or circle…)

Add a few straight lines…

FMQ, Doodles, Zentangles, Lori Kennedy

Then a few wavy lines to create several unusual shapes.  (Shapes you might run into when you are quilting!)

FMQ, Doodles, Zentangles, Lori Kennedy

Then go to the Quilt Tutorial Page and fill in the shapes with quilt motifs.FMQ, Doodles, Zentangles, Lori Kennedy

Pay careful attention to how the motifs “play together”.

Usually contrast works best.  For example, place bold geometrics next to curvy designs.FMQ, Doodles, Zentangles, Lori KennedyWhat a great sampler!

Perhaps a quilt design for YOUR next quilt?

I can’t wait to see what YOU create!

Happy Quoodling!

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!