Quilt YOUR Doodle

Sunflower Quilt, FMQGood Morning, Quilters and Doodlers!

For the last two weeks we have seen how to take a Doodle and turn it into a quilt.

We used Circles to create this adorable floral quilt:

LKennedy.TheInboxJaunt.FMQThen we used Wavy Lines to create the Little Village Quilt:

Home Town Quilt, LKennedy

This Sunflower quilt is a sampler of quilt motifs using a Medallion Composition.  (Learn more about Medallion Compositions in my Craftsy video  (50% off HERE)

Sunflower Quilt, FMQ

All of my quilts begin as doodles–though not all of the quilt is doodled first–usually just a basic idea.

Sunflower Quilt, FMQSo YOUR challenge this week is to quilt one of YOUR doodles!

Sunflower Quilt, FMQ

It doesn’t have to BE anything…just try one of YOUR doodles and see how it looks in thread.

I have stacks of practice doodles.  Some show promise for a bigger quilt…others are just part of the learning curve.

Quilt Practice Sandwiches

So when I say “The Little Village quilt only took me ONE HOUR to quilt”…what I really mean is…

Doodle, FMQ

 

This quilt took me twenty years of Free Motion Quilting practice PLUS one hour to quilt!

Lori

NOTE-The Sunflower quilt was stitched on my old BERNINA 150 with Aurifil cotton 28wt and Sulky Rayon 40wt thread.

Sunflower Quilt, FMQ

PS…All tutorials, images and information is the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and is intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, share or Pin with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

My Home Town Quilt

Home Town Quilt, LKennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

It’s a happy day in My Home Town (Stillwater, Minnesota)…

This little quilt (12 x 20 inches) was stitched in less than an hour.

Remember the Doodle Lesson on Wavy Lines?

I started by drawing wavy lines across my fabric.

Doodles, LKennedyThen I added Home Sweet Home from yesterday’s, Tuesday Tutorial-

Home,FMQ, LKennedyPretty soon, I had an entire village!

Home Town Quilt, LKennedyI had so much fun that I think I will make this into a larger quilt.

I could add motifs like the Race Car

The Race Car-A Free Motion Quilt TutorialAnd perhaps a few trucks…(Is anyone interested in a tutorial for this?)Free Motion Quilted TruckI think with a little doodling this little village…Home Town Quilt, LKennedyCould be developed into a really fun city!

Hope YOUR doodles are helping you create more imaginative quilts!

Happy Street-Cleaning!

Lori

NOTE-This little quilt was stitched on my BERNINA 770QE  with Sulky Rayon 30 wt on top, Aurifil cotton 50 wt in the bobbin, using a size 90 Topstitch needle.

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!

Home Sweet Home-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

LKennedy.FMQ, Home Sweet Home

Good Morning, Quilters, Homemakers and Doodlers!

Are you frequently drawn to certain motifs?  Some people like butterflies (I do not…) or horses, or cats or dogs…

I love flowers–I bet you guessed already…

And sewing notions--who doesn’t?…

I also love any fabric or design that contains lettering.

Another motif that I always find appealing is houses–and I’ve done a few tutorials of houses:

We have the Row Houses tutorial and the Town House tutorial.  We even have a Birdhouse free motion quilt tutorial.

THE HOME SWEET HOME TUTORIAL

Today’s Home Sweet Home free motion quilt tutorial is the EASIEST–and (for now) it’s my favorite.

So let’s move right in!

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy

Begin by drawing parallel lines.  Draw the bottom line, then a line 1-1/4 inches above that line and another 1 inch above the second line.

Begin stitch along the bottom line.  Stitch straight up to the middle line, then stitch four or five stitches to the left.  Stop here.

Next stitch at an angle to the top line.

Home,FMQ, LKennedyStich down at an angle to the middle line.

Stitch on the middle line stopping one stitch short of the previous line of stitching then closely echo stitch back…stop four-five stitches before the right point of the triangle… (NOTE–in the photo below I stitched a tad too far.)

LKennedy.FMQ, Home Sweet HomeStitch straight down to create the right wall of the house.

LKennedy.FMQ, Home Sweet HomeStitch along the bottom line several stitches.  Stitch up and over and down to create the door.

Stitch directly under the door and the right side of the house and continue along the bottom line to begin the next house on the street.

LKennedy.FMQ, Home Sweet HomeOR…add a few simple trees or a flower…

Home,FMQ, LKennedy

Just like that you’ve built a house!

This would be a sweet motif on a child’s quilt or for any quilt that has a house theme.  Home Sweet Home could be used as a border or to fill a single square.

Once you have the basic pattern, refer to your doodles in Change One Thing….and create Better Quilting through Doodling!

TOMORROW

Be sure to tune in tomorrow to see “My Little Village”…an irresistible little quilt!

 

Happy House Warming!

Lori

NOTE-This tutorial was stitched on my BERNINA 770 QE using Sulky Rayon 40 wt thread on top and Aurifil cotton 50 wt in the bobbin.

PS…All images, tutorials 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!