Tied to My Sewing Machine!

Double Wedding Ring Quilting, LKennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

This week I’m focused…(A noteworthy event!)

I am working on my daughter’s wedding quilt…(She’s been married for over a year!)

My vow…no more Tuesday Tutorials, pin cushions, or vase quilts until this is quilt, bound and mailed!

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I doodled several options HERE and decided on this version.

I am soooo happy to have extra harp space under my BERNINA 770 and I LOVE the huge bobbin! WeddingRing.FMQ.LKennedy003So if no one asks me to make dinner, dust or go to the movies, I may have a Tuesday Tutorial!???

What are YOU focused on this weekend?

We’d LOVE to hear!

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!

Doodle Exercise Routine

Doodle Lessons, Lori KennedyGood Morning, Doodlers and Quilters!

Morning is a good time for doodling–a quiet activity that helps your brain transition from dreaming to wakefulness.   Perhaps you would even consider getting up 15 minutes early to doodle?! (Like most personal trainers, I ask a lot!)

Pour yourself a cup of tea and join me for today’s simple doodle exercise.

DOODLE WARM UPS

Begin by drawing several small squares.

Use a light pencil to divide the square into quadrants.

Choose a simple shape like a circle and add it to all four quadrants.Doodle Lessons, Lori KennedyDOODLE STRETCHES

Next, add another shape–like two lines–to all four quadrants.

Then add scallops to build on the design.Doodle Lessons, Lori KennedyDOODLE AEROBICS

Now keep adding simple shapes and repeating the original shapes to create a page full of different designs.

Doodle Lessons, Lori KennedyKEEP YOUR BLOOD FLOWING…

Now that you’re into the swing of things…

Turn the page and try another grouping of simple shapes.

Doodle Lessons, Lori KennedyDON’T REST YET!  (loud voice)

Fill the page…(Up tempo music)Doodle Lessons, Lori KennedyDOODLE COOL DOWN

When you’ve completed twenty minutes of doodling,

Get a sip of water, towel off and choose one design that might work in a quilt.

Put a star by it…so you can find it when you head off to your sewing studio next time.Doodle Lessons, Lori Kennedy

Now that’s a routine I would consider doing before breakfast!

Happy Doodles and Happy Day!

Lori

PS…Who would YOU rather face in the morning?Jillian Michaels

PPS…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!