Step by Step: From Doodle to Quilt

PurpleDoodleQuilt.LKennedy.TheInboxJaunt.004Good Morning, Quilters and Doodlers!

Remember this doodle exercise from last Thursday?

Circle Doodles, LKennedyI couldn’t resist the question:  Can this doodle become a quilt?

I did not trace the page of doodles…the idea was enough.

Instead, I used these circle templates–purchase at an office supply store-to compose right on my fabric.

Lori Kennedy The Inbox Jaunt CirclesI stitched all of the circles in dark purple thread. Aurifil 50 wt cotton

Aurifil 50 wt cotton was perfect!

And of course, I was stitching on my domestic sewing machine–the lovely BERNINA 770QE.

Lori Kennedy The Inbox Jaunt Circles

LKennedy CirclesOnce the circles were complete, I changed to a heavier weight, white thread–Superior’s Magnifico.

Superior's Magnifico Thread

I stitched flowers into all of the circles.Lori Kennedy The Inbox Jaunt CirclesNext, I used Pixelles–from Signature–in a variegated purple to fill in between the flowers!PurpleDoodleQuilt.LKennedy.TheInboxJaunt.007

 

LKennedy.TheInboxJaunt.FMQThis was finished in a flash–because the ideas were all worked out in the DOODLING PHASE!!

To learn more about using Thread as YOUR palette-continue to follow The Inbox Jaunt…

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Also, Thank you to Paula at Sweet P Quilting and Creations for her blog post about the Craftsy Video!

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MORE THAN ONE WAY TO QUILT A DOODLE

Today’s step by step of how to quilt a doodle is just ONE way this doodle could have been interpreted.

What about YOU?  Have you stitched any of your doodles?

We’d love to HEAR–and love to SEE!

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 Delicious Apple-A Free Motion (Long Arm) Quilt Tutorial

Apple, FMQ, LKennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

It’s always sad to see the school buses round the corner…

It’s Back to School here in Minnesota-a bit earlier this year.

Honestly…it’s mixed emotions for most of us--It means more quilting time!!!

Let’s kick off the school year with a Delicious Apple!

A NEW GRADING SYSTEM

Starting today, I’ll be giving each tutorial a Grade–Beginner, Easy or Intermediate

See all the FREE MOTION QUILT Tutorials HERE

I plan to grade ALL of the tutorials so that you will be able to search for your skill level.  (This will take some time.)

***Did you know there is a “Search” box on the right side of every page just above my portrait??***

Also, if YOU disagree with a grade…Please let me know!

Today’s tutorial:   The Delicious Apple =  EASY

THE DELICIOUS APPLE QUILT TUTORIAL

Begin by drawing two parallel lines.  (The lines in this tutorial are 1-1/4 inch apart.)

Begin stitching on the bottom line.  Stitch a fat letter “c” –brush the top line and end below the top line.

Apple, FMQ, LKennedy

 

Stitch straight up to create the stem.  Stitch across two-three stitches then back down to the drawn line.  Apple, FMQ, LKennedy

Add a leaf with a small vein. Apple, FMQ, LKennedy

Finish stitching the stem, then stitch the right side of the apple by mirroring the left side.Apple, FMQ, LKennedy

When you reach the bottom line stitch a slight wave to create the bottom of the Apple.Apple, FMQ, LKennedy

Stitch on the bottom line back to the right to create the next apple in the chain.Apple, FMQ, LKennedy

Or add a little something extra!Apple, FMQ, LKennedy

Now wasn’t that EASY?

Makes a great border on any quilt, or computer cover, or school bag, OR

Combine it with the EASY as PIE tutorialand you have a theme going!!!

With the kiddies off at school…

Let’s get some deep housecleaning done

Let’s do our paperwork

Let’s go to the gym

Who am I kidding!?

 Let’s QUILT!!!

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!

 

Back to School

AlphabetHello Quilters!

Are YOUR students back to school?

Here’s a little inspiration from the Windham Fabrics booth at Quilt Market 2015.

And if you have a little spare time today…they have a huge library of FREE QUILT PATTERNS…

Here’s one I really like….Pencil Box--It recommends DOODLING!!

See you tomorrow, when we’re ALL back in school with a fun Tuesday Tutorial!

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!