What’s YOUR Favorite Method for Half Square Triangles?

Wedding Ring Quilt, LKennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

Time to check in …

I’ve really been disciplined this week about spending time each day on my “Big Three” (Read more about setting priorities for your quilting in The Quilt Notebook Series.)

What about you?  Did you spend most of your time working on your big three?
Wedding Ring Quilt, LKennedyMy #1 priority is this wedding ring quilt.  The blocks are together now and I’m working on the half square triangle border.

Over the years, I’ve tried several different methods to create half square triangles.  After watching Edyta Sitar’s video:   Mix and Match: Scrappy Quilts, I decided to try these Triangles on a Roll (on sale at 40% off at Craftsy).
Wedding Ring Quilt, LKennedy
Wedding Ring Quilt, LKennedy

Though I don’t usually like paper piecing, this method easily created very accurate HST and removing the paper was a simple TV activity.  I also liked that you can roll off as many as you want at a time–easy peasy.Wedding Ring Quilt, LKennedy

Wedding Ring Quilt, LKennedyI know there are lots of ways to make half square triangles—

What’s YOUR favorite method?

We’d LOVE to hear!  (Please include links if convenient!)

Happy (focused) quilting!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images, and information are the property of Lori Kennedy@ 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!

Pumpkin Preview!

Pumpkin Quilt Pattern, LKennedy, The Inbox JauntGood Morning, Quilters!

Whoo!  Whoo!  Whoo LOVEs Halloween?

I’m really excited to tell you about a little project on which I’m working…

This pattern is for a tutorial I will offer as part of a Free Motion Quilt Challenge organized by Darlene at QuiltShopGal.

Every month Darlene sponsors a FMQ tutorial, a challenge and great prizes!   Read all about it at QuiltShopGal 2015 FMQ.

I’m putting the finishing touches on this tutorial…and it will be available on October 1, 2015.

Get your quilt sandwich and pillow ready!

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!

 

 

 

The Spooky Spider-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Spiders.LKennedy.FMQ002Good Morning, Quilters!

Are you ready to squirm and squeal??  Halloween is just around the corner–and what can give a fright faster than the dreaded…

SPIDER!

I’m not sure which makes me shudder more–a mouse, a snake or a spider!

Today’s tutorial was inspired by a reader of The Inbox Jaunt–thanks, Jane!  When Jane saw the Dots and Daisies tutorial she recommended a slight variation to create this spider.

NOTE–Spiders have EIGHT LEGS!–In this tutorial, I’ve used a little creative license to make it a bit easier—(think of it as the other two legs are behind the spider and not visible)–Or stitch eight legs!

THE SPIDER FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL

Begin by drawing a line or a series of lines if you are using this as a background fill pattern.

Begin stitching on the line.  Stitch a slightly wavy line and a circle or slight oval.

Spiders.LKennedy.FMQ004Stitch ON the circle several stitches to begin the legs…
Spiders.LKennedy.FMQ005Stitch a curvy line to create the first leg.
Spiders.LKennedy.FMQ006 Echo stitch back to the Spider body and then add two more legs in the same way.

Make each leg the same size or slightly smaller.Spiders.LKennedy.FMQ007 Stitch around the circle-ON the previous line of stitching.  (NOTE-the stitching is offset in the sample below for demonstration purposes only.)Spiders.LKennedy.FMQ008Complete the right side of the Spider with three more legs.
Spiders.LKennedy.FMQ009 Then add a line of web before beginning the next Spider.Spiders.LKennedy.FMQ010

Spiders, FMQ, Tutorial, Lori Kennedy, The Inbox JauntCreeepy Crawley!!!

Add this motif to The Spider Web Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

And check out the Spider Quilt HERE

You also might like Graveyard Quilting

And if you need a tuffet, read HERE!

From my Web to YOURS–

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Crawley 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!