Open Line Friday and Giveaway Winner!

Good Day Quilters!

Less than a week until Christmas.  Is the shopping complete at your house?

I still have to buy the  Stocking Stuffers—my kids favorite part of Christmas.

For the past two years I have recommended Stocking Stuffers for Quilters:

Free Motion Quilted Ornament

Stocking Stuffers for Quilters 2013

StockingStuffers.web

Stocking Stuffers fro Quilters 2012

This year, I’d like to hear what YOU recommend.

What do YOU want in your “Quilter’s Stocking”?

We’d LOVE to hear!

The (loose) parameters

  • Less than $30
  • Small enough to fit in a stocking.
  • Quilt or Sewing related
  • Non-sewing items that quilters would love.

THE GIVEAWAY

Thank you to THE NEARLY 2000 PEOPLE who entered the Huge Christmas Giveaway here at The Inbox Jaunt.

I would particularly like to thank all the people who posted on Flickr.  I hope to do a lot more on Flickr in 2015.  I think it is THE BEST way to showcase YOUR work and to share ways the Tuesday Tutorials can be used on pieced quilts.

Please take a moment to see the quilts already there and sign up for The Inbox Jaunt Quilt Guild while you’re there.

Christmas Tree Sampler Quilt GiveawayCONGRATULATIONS 

Without further ado…the Winner of the Christmas Tree Sampler quilt (Yes, it has binding on it now!)…A copy of American Quilter magazine-2 yards of Robert Kaufman, Kona fabric, and 5 spools of 12 wt Sulky cotton…

Tavette from South Florida! (Tavette, please send your address to me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.)

If you didn’t win….MANY more winners in 2015!

Merry Christmas,

Lori

PS..All tutorials, information and images are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, Pin, Tweet with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

 

 

 

The Gift Tree

 

Gift Tree, Free Motion QuiltingGood Morning, Quilters!

TWO WAYS TO WRAP

On Tuesday, we stitched The Pretty Packages tutorial–a modern way to wrap a package.  This tutorial was a variation of The Perfect Present free motion quilt tutorial we stitched last year.

Today, I would like to re-visit a quilt I stitched using The Perfect Present motif.

MORE QUILTING….ALWAYS MORE QUILTING?

Earlier this year, we all agreed that my Floral Applique was in need of bit more quilting.

When I pulled this quilt out this year, I thought it might benefit from a few background Snowflakes (tutorial HERE)

Gift Tree, Free Motion Quilting

I decided to use Sulky’s Silver Metallic thread to create a bit of “dazzle”…

This flat, polyester thread has a beautiful, reflective shine.  It looks just like snow!

Gift Tree, Free Motion Quilting

To use specialty metallic threads:

  • Size 90 Topstitch needle
  • Lower the top tension significantly
  • Cotton in the bobbin
  • SLOW DOWN!

Gift Tree, Free Motion QuiltingIn addition, I added straight line stitching in green Aurifil cotton 50 wt thread.  This adds texture without adding more color.

Gift Tree, Free Motion Quilting

STILL MORE?

Now that I look at this on the computer screen, I wonder if I should add horizontal lines to the entire background, not just the lower area?   It would look like plaid….

What do YOU think?

Lori

PS…All tutorials, information and images are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to share, pin or tweet with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

 

Christmas Doodles

Xmas.FMQ.Doodles.LKennedy002It’s a busy week…Just a quick reminder to take time for a little creativity

and don’t forget to ENTER TO WIN the Christmas Tree Sampler Quilt and MORE.

Drawing closes tomorrow evening.  Winner announced on Friday.

Christmas, Free motion quiltingGood luck!

From Santa’s Sewing Studio,

Lori