Happy Veterans Day!

Eagle Quilt, LKennedy, FMQHappy Veterans Day!

To all our service men and women and their families–A Big Thank YOU!!

The celebration of Veterans Day began in 1919.  Read more HERE

My Dad joined the Navy during WWII when he was just 16 (forging his mother’s signature to join.)

My Father-in-Law and many uncles also served during WWII.  One brother-in-law served in Viet Nam and many other family members have served in the Army, Air Force and Marines.

The Eagle-Free Motion QuiltingLet’s salute all of our veterans today!

Friends of Baltimore, Hand applique, quiting

What about YOU?  Who would you like to salute today?

We’d love to hear!

Gratefully,

Lori

PS…The first quilt above is my first attempt (more than 15 years ago) to use a stencil for quilting.  Find the Eagle Stencil HERE.  It wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be to follow the lines…We will work with stencils later this month…

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 and share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

The Wagon Wheel-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Wagon Wheel, FMQ, Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

It’s Tuesday and time for another Free Motion Quilt and Long Arm Quilt tutorial.  All of the designs found HERE  work equally well on a domestic sewing machine, like my BERNINA 770QE, and on any long arm or mid arm quilt machine!

Today’s motif, The Wagon Wheel, can be used to fill any shape or it can be used as a background fill.    It is a Modern motif, but I can easily imagine it on a Traditional Quilt as well.

THE WAGON WHEEL FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL

Begin by drawing any size square–or any shape.  In the tutorial below, the square is 3-1/2 by 3-1/2 inch.  Use whatever size fits YOUR quilt!

Begin in one corner and stitch a spiral.

Wagon Wheel, FMQ, KennedyIn the center, double back on the spiral line and fill the space with a wavy line.Wagon Wheel, FMQ, Kennedy

Continue all the way around the spiral.

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After filling in the center of the spiral, use the wavy line to reach the outer borders of your square or shape.
Wagon Wheel, FMQ, KennedyContinue all the way around…Wagon Wheel, FMQ, Kennedy

Fill the entire square and then knot off or stitch another Spiral and begin filling the new spiral.Wagon Wheel, FMQ, KennedyCareful,  this one is addictive!

Just like always…Doodle First!

Hope YOUR Day is a smooth ride!

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!

Amazing What You’ll Find…

Flowers,FMQ.LKennedy

Good Afternoon, Quilters!

Last week my computer crashed and I had to download a  new photo management system…Argh!…

It tells me that I have over 30,000 photos!…Double ARGH!

Is that possible?  (I’m afraid so…)

So now I have a new job that I am calling PROJECT PURGE...
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The good news….

Flowers,FMQ.LKennedy

I found a few gems…

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Now back to Project Purge

Hope YOUR day greets you with a few unexpected gems!

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!