String of Beads-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

String of Beads, FMQ, KennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

Today is Tutorial Day–and if it keeps raining here in Minnesota–it’s going to be a marathon quilting day, too!  (I’m not complaining about the rain–it could be SNOW!)

Did you know that Christmas is just 38 days away? 

If you’re making any Christmas quilts, this is a great festoon to add to YOUR quilts!

THE STRING OF BEADS FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIALString of Beads, FMQ, KennedyBegin by drawing two parallel lines. In the sample below, the lines are 1 inch apart.

Begin stitching on the bottom of the row, between the two lines. (You will be stitching from the bottom toward the top of the quilt.)

Stitch a full circle and stop.String of Beads, FMQ, KennedyStitch a slight oval shape within the circle.  Avoid stitching over any previous line of stitching to prevent thread build up.String of Beads, FMQ, KennedyStitch through the middle of the bead…String of Beads, FMQ, Kennedy

Add a small circle on top. (Make 1-1/2 revolutions to begin the next motif.)String of Beads, FMQ, Kennedy

Once you master the basic bead, try changing the shape…String of Beads, FMQ, Kennedy

String of Beads, FMQ, Kennedy

The String of Beads would make a great border in any quilt–it doesn’t have to be for Christmas!

And you don’t have to follow a straight line…

Hope this one makes it to YOUR next quilt!

Happy Beading!

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!

Organizing in the Sewing Room

Quilt Notebooks, KennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

I have been busy, busy, busy in my sewing room:  cleaning and organizing and working on a wide variety of projects, old and new.  I can’t wait to share them all with you!

First, The Paperwork...

I sorted everything into white binders (decorated with some fun tape).

I always feel so much better when the paper mountain is sorted!

CRAFTSY PLANNING

I went through my Craftsy designs…

Good News…another Craftsy video is in the works!

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Quilt Notebooks, KennedyIf you watched the video, you might remember theses quilts?Quilt Design, KennedyOnce the paperwork was complete, I stitched and sewed and stitched and sewed…

Lots of fun stuff to come!

What about YOU?  Did you sew or organize anything lately?  We’d love to hear!

FRANCE

To all our French readers and all the people of France…our condolences! 

We stand with YOU!

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!