Happy St. Valentine’s Day!

Lori Kennedy Machine quilting, teacup motif, teapot motif, ValentineHappy St. Valentine’s Day, Quilters!

Did you know Valentine was a real saint?

Grid Heart Quilt, Lori Kennedy

 

Here are some (mostly) fun facts about St. Valentine.

St. Valentine is the patron saint of engaged couples, happy marriages, beekeepers and epilepsy.

St. Valentine was martyred on February 14, 269 by Emperor Claudius II for refusing to renounce his faith.

Valentine is said to have left a note for his jail keeper’s daughter and signed it “From Your Valentine”.

Wishing you all love and happiness this St. Valentine’s Day!

From YOUR Valentine,

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use.  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!PS…If you like these motifs and tips, be sure to check out my book, Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 .

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How to Quilt a Teapot Motif

Good Morning, Quilters and Tea-Lovers!

Last week we quilted a stack of teacups.

This week, let’s add a teapot!

Teapot, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Begin by stitching a large circle with a slightly squared off top.  ( Or, be creative and begin with any shape!)

Start stitching on the center bottom and stitch 1-1/2 revolutions, ending on the center top.

Teapot, Machine Quilting, Lori KennedyStitching from the center to the left, add a semi-circle.  Stitch the semi-circle 1-1/2 times, ending on the top.

Teapot, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Add a small circle, again stitching the circle 1-1/2 revolutions.

Echo stitch the right side of the lid and pot, then add a curved handle on the right side.Teapot, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Echo stitch the inside of the handle and the right side of the teapot–all the way to the bottom.

Add a half circle base and embellish the inside of the base (optional).

Teapot, Machine Quilting, Lori KennedyEcho stitch the left side of the circle and curve out to the left to create the spout.

Teapot, Machine Quilting, Lori KennedyAdd an oval–1-1/2 revolutions.

Teapot, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy
Stitch a short line to attach the oval to the side of the teapot and echo stitch back again.

Add a few curly lines to complete the Teapot Motif!

In just four minutes, a perfectly brewed pot of tea!!

Teapot, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

I think a doodle quilt is brewing…

Teacups and Teapots…

All we need is a few scones!Teapot, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

“There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.”
― Henry JamesThe Portrait of a Lady

Won’t you join me in a spot of tea?

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use.  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!PS…If you like these motifs and tips, be sure to check out my book, Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 .

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Machine Quilting Quick Tip-Negative Space

Machine Quilting, Negative Space

Good Morning, Quilters! Are YOU ready for St. Valentine’s Day? You still have time to create a quick mini-quilt for your Valentine! Today’s Quick tip:  Use negative space to create a design. Draw a heart shape on the fabric and … Continue reading