The Spark, The Brick and The Giveaway

Poppy QuiltGood Morning, Quilters!

Does it sound like we’re doing another Mystery Quilt-with the cryptic title for today’s post?

Let me explain…One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to review my extensive photo collection and purge.  As I was working away at my computer, I came across this photo of The Poppy Quilt on my garden wall….The Spark

Next thing I knew, I was sitting at my sewing machine…(So much for NY Resolutions!)

Brick QuiltHowever, one of my other resolutions is to try new threads.

I used Superior’s King Tut (extra long-staple) cotton to create The Bricks in this quilt.  I love how the variegated thread adds even more texture to The Bricks.

Brick QuiltThe Spark…led to The Brick Wall Tutorial on Tuesday.

Next, I sent off a photo and a note to Superior Threads...

Brick QuiltAnd our friends at Superior offered to do a GIVEAWAY!

WE  LOVE GIVEAWAYS!

Brick QuiltTwo lucky winners will receive $25 Gift Certificates at Superior Threads!

TWO WAYS TO ENTER

Leave a comment here at The Inbox Jaunt. Let me know one of your sewing resolutions for 2016.

OR

Go to Superior’s King Tut page HERE

Then Like Superior on Facebook, leaving them a note about your favorite King Tut color.

OR

Do both–Two chances to Win!

We will choose two winners on Thursday, February 25.

GOOD LUCK!

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!

 

 

Sewing Doodles

Sewing.  Free motion Quilt doodlesBetter Late than Never?

I know this is unusually late to add a posting…

I have been working away on some exciting new projects.  I CAN’T WAIT to tell you about them…

But I have to be patient…(not my strong suit!)

In the mean time,  what do you think of the new banner?

Hope your day is filled with excitement!

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.

PPS.  Sulky Rayon on Kona cotton–BERNINA 150.

 

Free Motion Quilt-a-Long: The Mystery in the Corner

Needle, Free Motion QuiltingGood Morning, Quilters!

How are your Mystery Quilts progressing?

Last week we began adding spools of thread and making comparisons. 

This week we are adding a final clue in the corner.

As a reminder of the how to match needle size to thread size, we’re going to add the 80/50 Rule to the corner square.

The 80/50 rule of thumb…(Read more HERE)

Pair a size 80 needle with a 50 wt thread (Size 80 needle=American size 12)

If your thread is heavier ( 40wt or 35wt) , pair it with a size 90 needle (90=14 American)

If your thread is finer (60wt), pair it with a size 70 needle. (70=10 American)

This is just a rule of thumb…a place to start.

CORNER MOTIF

In the corner, add a spool of thread with “50” stitched on to the label.  Then add a needle with “80” stitched into the line of thread.

Needle, Free Motion Quilting

Needle, Free Motion QuiltingBegin by drawing a line 2-1/2 inches long.  Add a small mark 3/4 inch down from the top line.  This will be the eye of the needle.

Needle, Free Motion QuiltingStart at the top of the line and stitch a small oval.

Needle, Free Motion QuiltingStitch a straight line to the tip of the line.

Needle, Free Motion QuiltingStitch back to the top of the oval and add a swirling line of thread.

Needle, Free Motion QuiltingAdd the number “80” to the line of thread (or “14” if you use American size needles.)

Needle, Free Motion QuiltingWhen you use your sampler to choose a thread, refer to this to choose your needle.

Needle, Free Motion QuiltingHope this is helpful!

Next week will finish our Mystery Quilt-a-Long…

and file it away in the….

Mixed up Files of Mrs. Lori E. Frankweiler.

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PPS…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!