Open Line Friday Questions and Answers…

 

Free motion quilted Bumble Bees

Happy Friday, Everyone!  It’s Open Line Friday…everyone asks…everyone answers…so buzz right in…we want to hear from YOU!

First, I had a question about connecting several Bumblebees from Tuesday’s free motion quilting tutorial…. Instead of starting from the head, start between the wings.

Everything is the same, just the order is changed.

Stitching order:

  1. Left set of wings
  2. Head and antenna
  3. Right set of wings
  4. Body
  5. Triangle Tail
  6. Twisted flight path.

NOTE-The Twister Tweed thread from Robison-Anton is perfect for these little bees!

Free motion quilted Bumble Bees

 

OPEN LINE FRIDAY

To get the bees humming…I have a question for YOU-

I often get notes saying “I love this motif—I think I’m going to try free motion quilting one of these days…”

MY QUESTION:

What is stopping YOU from trying free motion quilting TODAY?

Is it fear?     Is the process overwhelming?     Are you unsure of your sewing machine?

Can you break it down for us…so we can get YOU to join all of us in the FUN?

Free motion quilted Bumble Bees

 

As you all know, my favorite part of quilting is Free Motion Quilting…I really want ALL OF YOU to enjoy it, too.  That is my goal….

How can I get YOU there???

From my hive to yours,

The Queen Bee,

LCK

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

 

 

Crawley Bugs-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Free motion quilted antCRAWLEY-BUGS

We’ve been embellishing our flower gardens with flying fauna–The Bumble Bee and The Dragonfly--all created from the Humble Circle…

Today, we are going to add a few creepy-crawley bugs for our garden…The Ambitious Ant and the Curious Caterpillar.

THE AMBITIOUS ANT

Begin by stitching a large, counter-clockwise circle, followed by a smaller clockwise circle.

Free motion quilted ant

Stitch over the top of the second circle, and stitch another, smaller circle.

Free motion quilted ant

Add two small antenna…

Free motion quilted antStitch ON your previous line of stitching to get back to the lower half of the center circle…

Then add six “L” shaped legs.  (five legs are okay, too.)

NOTE-In the sample below, the ant is upright.  To make the ant walking straight, simple align the first two circles horizontally and add the head slightly above.

Free motion quilted antTHE CURIOUS CATERPILLAR

Easy–just a series of clockwise and counter-clockwise circles with a set of antenna!

Free motion quilted ant

Just add the garden fauna in between any floral motif for a little character and a little  free motion quilted “Eye Spy”.

Try The Happy Blossom or The Dizzy Daisy or The Spiral Flower

Now we’re really getting CREATIVE and PERSONALIZING OUR QUILTS!

Fun, Fabulous and Fearless Free Motion Quilting!

Lori Kennedy (nee Crawley–no kidding)

PS…All information, images and tutorials are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only. PLEASE SHARE, PIN, and RE-Blog–The more the merrier–with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!