Sewing Footballs

Vanessa Taylor, Football Quilt

Vanessa Taylor, Football Quilt

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

For those of you who consider quilting your Sport-of-Choice…

I thought you might enjoy this quilt stitched by our friend, Vanessa Taylor.  (aka Ness–a frequent commenter at The Inbox Jaunt.)

Vanessa Taylor, Football Quilt

Vanessa Taylor, Football Quilt

Ness quilted this darling “Touchdown” quilt by Cluck, Cluck, Sew for her six year old nephew, Orrin.  (Lucky, boy!)

Vanessa Taylor, Football Quilt

Ness used The Football free motion quilt tutorial (from The Inbox Jaunt)  HERE.

Looks, great Ness!

Vanessa Taylor, Football Quilt

You can follow Ness on Instagram (more football photos) at swedie1961.


Wilson Footballs

You might also like to read about the woman who sewing REAL footballs for the NFL HERE.


Whether you are cheering for The Patriots or The Seahawks, just watching the commercials, or spending the time in you sewing room….

Hope you enjoy this unofficial American holiday!


(Go Budweiser Pups!)

PS…All images are the property of Vanessa Taylor and are used with permission.




Open Line Friday–Mysteries…

Mystery Books


Good Morning, Quilters!

I’d like to take a minute to welcome all of you who have joined us from QuiltViews.  We are thrilled to have you join us.  Thank you to Ann for the “shout-out”.   Make sure you sign up for this great newsletter-tips, techniques, and ideas from American Quilter Society.


We reserve Fridays for Questions…Anyone can ask…EVERYONE answers!  There are  more than 6000 of us with all kinds of quilting experience.  If you have a question, chances are, someone else does, too…and chances are someone in the group will have the answer.

Mystery Books


I frequently get questions about how to find a previous post.  I don’t mind answering those questions–usually I can put my mouse on it in just a few clicks…but you may find it faster by using the “search” function in the sidebar. (If you are reading this on an iPhone, the “search” function may be at the end of the post.)

I recently had a question about choosing a Needle.  I usually recommend free motion quilting with a Topstitch 80 or 90 depending on your thread weight.  Topstitch needles have a slightly rounded Sharp tip, a large eye and  a deep groove for the thread.  For more about threads, you might like:  How to Choose a Needle for Free Motion Quilting .

Mystery Books


I hope you are all enjoying our Mystery Quilt-a-Long as much as I am….

What about YOU?  Do you enjoy (non-quilting) mysteries? How many of the Top 100 have you read? Do you have any books or movies to recommend?

I am currently reading The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey.  It’s listed as one of the best mystery books of all time.

We’d love to hear YOUR recommendations…

Also, if you have any questions…

We’d LOVE to help…



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, share or tweet with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at  Thanks!

**Quilter, of course!