The BIG Jaunt–Open Line Friday

Australian ShepherdsBut where is she going without us?

I’m OFF on a BIG Jaunt.

Can YOU guess where?

Sulky ThreadsA few clues:

I’m going to Denver.

I’ll be gone for five days.

It’s quilting related.

And it’s the direct result of YOU–my very Engaged Readership…Thank YOU. Thank YOU!

Sulky ThreadsBy the end of the day, I will tell you more…So follow the comments!

Australian ShepherdsSorry, Ruby and Roxie–I’ll be back soon and we can go for our walks again!

On that note…blogging will be a bit sporadic for the next two weeks (Fourth of July, too!)

But I know you have more than enough to keep YOU busy!

Lori

 

 

Doodle Thursday–Negative Space

Line DoodlesGood Morning, Quilters!

I hate to be negative, however sometimes it’s unavoidable.

Today we are doodling Negative Spaces!

Line DoodlesFor this exercise, begin small.  Draw several small squares.  The squares shown here are 2 inches. Line DoodlesUse a pencil to lightly draw a simple shape. (See the Free Motion Quilt Tutorials HERE for some ideas.)

Then carefully fill in the space around it.  You can use straight lines or Pebbles or anything YOU like-be creative!

Line DoodlesBETTER QUILTING THROUGH DOODLING

This is just like quilting…Imagine the center motif is an appliqué–See how it POPs when you quilt around it?

For Quilting-when you want a shape to POP on your quilt, quilt around it not on it!

Line Doodles

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

Better yet, post your photos to The Inbox Jaunt Quilting Group on FLICKR.  If you haven’t visited Flickr in a while, you’re in for a real treat- there are lots of photos there—and we want to see YOUR QUILTS too!

#BQTD (Better Quilting through Doodling!)

Tomorrow:  BIG NEWS!

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!

Elephants on Parade

Elephant PlushieGood Morning, Quilters!

Sometimes we just want a little something different…

As you know, I’ve been cleaning my sewing room and I came across this elephant pattern purchased months ago.  It was so much fun to audition fabrics!Elephant Plushie I found several fabric combinations, so I decided to make a plastic template for the parade of elephants I am planning.  Elephant PlushieThe instructions are clear.  Choose three fabrics…

Elephant Plushie

Add a little batting to the ears…Elephant Plushie

Triple stitch…(elephantinely slow)

Clip.
Elephant Plushie

Stuff.Elephant PlushiePerfect for a boy or a girl!Elephant PlushieI purchased this pattern online from Retro Mama HERE

Later, I noticed a Free Elephant pattern HERE

Now that I have a plastic template…I have visions of Free Motion Quilted elephants dancing and playing the piano like Peter the Elephant HERE  Enjoy!

Lori

You might also like:  A Ringling Brothers Jaunt

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