Superior Thread Winners Announced!

Pretty Pin Cushion, Free Motion Quilting

Superior’s Magnifico trilobal polyester thread

Good Morning, Quilters!

Have you seen “The Dress Debate” that’s gone viral?  I’m in the “white and gold” category along with one of my daughters–the rest of the family:  blue and black.

What do YOU see?

Fascinating!

Another busy week at The Inbox Jaunt!

THE MYSTERY QUILT-A-LONG

We finished the Mystery Quilt on Wednesday (though there is an epilogue next Wednesday).  I found it “Very interesting, my dear Watson” that you were split down the middle- those who prefer to see a quilt before beginning a project and those who prefer the excitement of a mystery.

I agree with both sides…(how diplomatic of me, don’t you think?)  Let me explain…as a quilter, I would prefer to see the finished quilt, though because this project was small with minimal fabric and time commitment, I think I would have participated…

As the author of the project….The Mystery was much more fun!

BOOK WORMS AMONG US

I really enjoyed hearing how you all feel about electronic readers on yesterday’s post, Are You a Book Worm? I think we are all in the same boat, reluctant, but we have to admit there are advantages.

I loved Brian Dettmar’s (AKA The Book Surgeon)  comment: “Electronic readers allow books to quilt their day jobs and do more important things” (paraphrased)…

I’m just glad we can have BOTH!  I could never give up holding a book in my hands, or the joy of cracking open a quilt book…and then re-thumbing it a million times!

GIVEAWAY

I also found your Goals for 2015 interesting…Definitely a consensus—

  • Finish UFOS
  • Try new Things!

THE WINNERS

Thank you to all who entered!

The winner of a $25 Superior Threads Gift Certificate (may be used on any thread…) is…

SillyAndrea!

Congratulations, Andrea!  Please send your address to lckennedy@hotmail.com.

Remember, there will be a second winner chosen at Superior’s Facebook page….

If you didn’t win…

More giveaways in March!

Happy Stitching!

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

 

Are You a Book Worm?

FMQ. Apple and WormAre YOU a Book Worm?

Do you think books and libraries are outdated?

Would you rather read a book or a Kindle?

Brian Dettmar, Book ArtistI think you’ll enjoy this TED talk by artist, Brian Dettmar.

Not only is his art amazing, he offers a unique perspective on the future of books.

FMQ. Apple and WormWhat do YOU think?

We’d love to hear!

BTW–Today is the last day to enter the Giveaway for thread gift certificates from Superior Thread…Read more HERE.  Winners announced tomorrow.

Happy Stitching and Happy Reading,

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

Mystery Quilt-a-Long: Case Review

FMQ.LKennedy003Good Morning, Quilters!

Welcome back to The Inbox Jaunt’s first ever Mystery Quilt-a-long!  We’re wrapping up this week by binding our Thread Quilt Sampler.  Even if you haven’t finished sewing all the spools, it’s okay to add the binding at this point because the quilt is completely stabilized.  (As soon as all the zig zags are stitched, you can add the binding.)

For a very nice step-by-step tutorial on binding, Deonn from Quiltscapes has a tutorial featured on Riley Blake Design’s website HERE. (Check out Deonn’s website for many great quilting tutorials.)

FMQ.LKennedy004CASE REVIEW

Each week, we worked on several skills as we created the Thread Sampler:

  • Grid Design
  • Batting, to wash or not
  • Stabilizing a quilt
  • Quilt marking
  • Permanent markers
  • Making and Using Templates
  • Thread comparisons
  • Free Motion Quilting:  Zig Zags, Spools, Needles, Handwriting

Free Motion Quilting, Thread SamplesNext time you start a quilt, I hope you will refer to this as a tool to choose thread.

Ask yourself:  Do you want the free motion quilting:

  • To be highlighted?
  • To create texture only?
  • Do you like sheen?
  • Do you prefer matt finish?
  • Do you want to use metallic?

You’ll have the answer at your fingertips…

Free Motion Quilting, Thread Samples

You can find all of the steps to the Mystery Quilt-a-long (Thread Sampler) HERE.

TRYING TO MAKE PHOTO SHARING EASIER…

I am trying to find a way so you can add a photo when you leave a comment, but so far things are not working…ARGH!!!

Please post your finished results on Flickr or Instagram @theinboxjaunt.

I have one question…

If we do this again,  would you prefer for the end result to be a surprise or would you rather see the finished project and then walk through it? (I know I kind of tricked you into doing a sampler this time…LOL!)

I’m off…THE BOOK deadline looms!

Chained to my desk…

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!