Start Today–Open Line Friday

Free Motion Quilting, Fonts

Hoooooray!  It’s Friday!  It was a busy week at The Inbox Jaunt!

I loved hearing all the circus stories–One of our followers, “Boo Grandma” wrote about her  four uncles who were trapeze artists–And Boo actually travelled with the circus once!

I’m sure there’s a circus free motion quilting motif in our future…

On Tuesday, it seems we were all ready for more Fun in the Sun with the Sunshine Free motion quilting variations

Wednesday was especially busy with two posts in one day–(oops!)—Thank you, Peggy for The Girl Sewing Paper Pieced pattern–it was very popular…

And a little improvisational appliqué

WHAT IS IMPROVISATIONAL APPLIQUE?

Several people asked me about improvisational appliqué process.  So let’s begin Open Line Friday…

Improvisational quilting is…basically…working without a pattern or a real plan…just “winging it”

Improvisational quilting is intuitive quilting--doing what “feels and looks right” at the moment.  For example, this week my only plan was to use the fused fabric I had on hand to cut out shapes.  I have no idea what the final project will look like…(I might hate it, I might love it…) that’s part of the fun!

Free Motion Quilting, FontsOPEN LINE FRIDAY—MY QUESTION TO YOU 

Is there some skill, quilting or non-quilting that you would like to learn?  

What if you could give that skill just 15 minutes per day?

I KNOW if you gave Free Motion Quilting or Doodling 15 minutes per day for one year–you would be THRILLED with your progress…

Free Motion Quilting, FontsWHAT WILL YOU START TODAY?

Lori

PS…Today’s sample was stitched on my Bernina 820 (without a stitch regulator) with Aurifil 28/2 cotton on top and Aurifil 50wt in the bobbin using a Schmetz 90 Topstitch needle.

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 reblog, pin, share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thank you, kindly!

Improv Applique–A Sneak Preview

Fusible Flowers Project

Good morning, Quilters!

I found a box of fused hand dyed fabrics on my shelves and spent a little TV time cutting up flower shapes.

I don’t know where this is going…A little improvisational appliqué…

I think I’ll use Robison-Anton’s Twister Tweed to outline the shapes?

Fusible Flowers ProjectDeveloping…

Are YOU doing any improv quilting?

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

A Girl Sewing, A Paper Pieced Pattern

Girl Sewing, Paper Pieced Pattern Last Saturday, in our Seamstresses in Fine Art series, we featured this beautiful portrait, A Girl Sewing by Danish artist,  Vilhelm Hammershoi.

Today, our friend Peggy is offering a 55 piece pattern of this lovely girl for YOU to make.

The finished size of the pattern is 20 x 21 inches.

Hammershoi, Girl Sewing

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Girl Sewing Color Chart (2 pages) Screen Shot 2014-08-11 at 8.18.37 AM   Girl Sewing Piecing Blocks  

Girl Sewing-Reversed Full Size Block Sections for Freezer Paper Piecing

Girl Sewing-Full Size Line Drawing

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MAKE IT YOUR OWN

While I absolutely love the mood created by the muted colors for which Hammershoi was known, I could also imagine this in brighter colors

OR leave the girl in subdued colors and add YOUR current quilt material to the fabric she’s stitching.

Perhaps this could be YOUR portrait or a portrait of a sewing sister…

I can’t wait to see what YOU make…

What ideas do YOU have…I’d love to hear.

THANKS, PEGGY!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information found here today are the property of Peggy Aare and The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin, share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!