Oh Joy!

Joy, FMQ, LKennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

I have been a good little girl--working on finishing all of my little quilts.  (I’m hoping Santa will notice and bring me more fabric and threads!)

Yesterday, I finished a piece started last year (or was it 2013–I’m soooo very far behind!)

This quilt needed something…..

Joy, FMQ, LKennedyEven after I added the polka dot binding, it still needed a pop.

In less time than one murder-mystery, I hand stitched a teaspoon full of beads…

Looks a bit like snow!Joy, FMQ, LKennedyHere’s a little tip for beading I learned from Cindy Needham’s Craftsy video.

Press your beads onto a piece of rolled tape and place the tape directly onto your project.

The beads are in easy reach and no SPILLED BEADS!
Joy, FMQ, LKennedyThat puts joy in this quilter’s heart!Joy, FMQ, LKennedy

Hope YOUR day and your quilts are filled with JOY!

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!

Holly Vase Quilts

Holly, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

The Countdown to Christmas continues…Are YOU ready?  Don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to make a few little “vase quilts”.

Today’s quilts employ the Holly Leaf Free Motion Quilt tutorial from last year.

Holly, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

I recently finished these quilts–and BOUND them–hurray for me!

Holly, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

 

Holly, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Now I can use them under all the Pretty Little Things in my Christmas boxes!

Holly, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Holly, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Perhaps I should call them PLT quilts…

Any other ideas?

Hope your decorating is making YOU Holly and Jolly!

Lori

NOTE-These quilts were stitched on my BERNINA 770QE (a domestic sewing machine) using a combination of Aurifil cotton 50 wt, Sulky Rayon 40 wt, Superior Magnifico 40 wt, and Iris Metallic thread (snowflakes in the corners of the red quilt).

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

Snowmen-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Snowmen, FMQ, LCKennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

The Winter Wind has arrived and brought the snow…

Time for Snowmen!

THE SNOWMAN-A FREE MOTION QUILT TUTORIAL

I am writing today at the BERNINA blog, We All Sew...You’ll find the step-by-step tutorial for this jaunty little snowman there.

BERNINA SEWING MACHINES AND COMPUTERS

As you know, I am proud to be a BERNINA Ambassador as I have been sewing on BERNINA sewing machines for more than 30 years–(If you must do the math…I started sewing when I was 5.)

I love BERNINAs for their incomparable stitch formation that looks as good on the back as it does on the front!

Currently, I am sewing on the B 770 QEwith adaptive tension–my favorite machine of all time!  I just can’t say enough about how much I love this machine (and all of my 6 BERNINA sewing machines)–they all have their own personalities.

…so if there’s room on your “Good Girl List”—consider a BERNINA sewing machine this Christmas.

While you’re at We All Sew, check out the great tutorials and Giveaways going on at BERNINA’s Countdown to Christmas.  

Win a book by commenting on this tutorial on The BERNINA site. 
Snowman.FMQ.LKennedy002

BACK HERE AT HOME

As I countdown to Christmas, there’s a lot to share here at The Inbox Jaunt

Lots of red and green quilts, plenty of free motion quilting, several project finishes,  some quick gifts…

And a GIVEAWAY!!!

Coming soon!

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!