Looking Back–Looking Forward

Free Motion Quilting, Pumpkin, Acorn, Oak LeafHappy New Year!

I want to thank all of my faithful readers for all your kind words in 2014.

I am so grateful for the community we have established here!  Let’s keep it going in 2015!

 YOUR FAVORITE QUILT

In 2014, YOUR favorite was the Autumn Vase Quilt.  It is small quilt employing three tutorials:  Grid Pop, The Perfect Pumpkin and The Oak Leaf.

YOUR FAVORITE POST

By far and away YOUR favorite posts are the Tuesday Tutorials, but the winner in the non-tutorial category:

Twelve Essential Skills Every Quilter Must Know.

This post went viral on Pinterest and on Facebook…
Twelve Essential Skills for Quilters

I was a little surprised–as it doesn’t even include Free Motion Quilting as an “Essential Skill”…

I confess, I had to go back and re-read it.  The List was created after an Open Line Friday discussion–so YOU all helped create this list.

GOING FORWARD-2015

I have a lot of plans for 2015…exercise more, learn to stir fry, learn how to use my camera’s speed light, clean the basement…

I also have a few quilting goals/plans:

  • THE BOOK–coming Fall, 2015!!!!
  • Continue American Quilter Magazine Articles
  • A Webinar…Spring, 2015….
  • Teaching a few classes in Minnesota…Summer, 2015…
  • The Pattern Company…Summer, 2015….
  • Finish Claire and Andy’s wedding quilt before their anniversary in May!

A LOT OF BLOGGING GOALS-2105

  • 2015:  The Year of Thread!
  • Emphasize the “Essential Skills”–One per month…in 2015
  • #meandernomore (Tuesday Tutorials)
  • Continue The Quilt Notebook Series
  • Continue The Build a Rock-Solid Routine Series
  • Tackling Tension
  • More, More, More FLICKR–I want everyone to get on Flickr–it’s the best place to share!
  • Answer your questions more consistently–sorry to those I’ve missed in 2014…
  • Sewing room Organization
  • Product Reviews
  • Giveaways
  • Much more….

MY NUMBER ONE GOAL:

To get YOU (yes,  YOU!)…to FREE MOTION QUILT with CONFIDENCE!

We can do it!

Happy Stitching, 2015!

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-pin, blog, share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!

 

 

 

 

YOUR Favorites of 2014

 

AlliumLOOKING BACK AT 2014

Yesterday we looked at YOUR favorite free motion quilt tutorials.

Today:  YOUR favorite Silent Sundays, Seamstresses in Fine Art, and Paper Pieced patterns:

MORE FLOWERS-

I noticed a trend with the free motion tutorials–all your favorites were flowers.

The trend continues with Silent Sunday photos–your top three favorites were flowers!

Apricot Poppies

Spring Flowers

YOUR favorite Seamstresses were Eric Bowman’s “Mending”

Eric Bowmen, Mending

and Norman Rockwell’s “Man Helping His Wife”

Rockwell, Man helping his wife

YOUR Favorite paper piecing patterns(Thank you, Peggy!) were:

Bride at The Window--based on a photo of my daughter at her wedding in May.

Screen Shot 2014-06-01 at 7.48.31 AMFireworks

Paper Pieced Fireworks, QuiltTOMORROW

YOUR favorite  quilt of 2014 and

YOUR favorite posts of ALL TIME--(I’ll admit I was a bit surprised…and will adjust my blogging schedule to accommodate more of this next year!)

Can YOU guess???

Hope you are stitching today…

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