And the Winner Is…

Free Motion QuiltThank you to all of you who entered Wednesday’s giveaway of Molly Hanson’s new book:  Free Motion Quilting for Beginners and those who think they can’t…

QUILTING TIME/WEEK

I was impressed to hear how many of you quilt 20 or more hours per week!

(I was also impressed to hear how many insomniac-quilters we have in this group!)

I include myself in the group that quilts about 10-15 hours/week.

MY BEGINNER VASE QUILT

In honor of Molly’s book, today’s quilt sample is one of my beginner vase quilts.  I was experimenting with several free motion quilting techniques:  following a stencil, echo quilting, different threads-and  binding—OH that binding-those corners make me cringe! As you can see–this quilt is FAR FROM PERFECT!  Yet I love it and use it all the time..

OVERLOOKING IMPERFECTIONS

What about YOU?

Can YOU overlook some of the warts and wobbles in YOUR free motion quilting and enjoy your practice pieces!?

We’d love to hear how YOU use YOUR practice pieces!  (And how YOU overcome perfectionism…)

Lori

CONGRATULATIONS, HELEN!

PS…And the winner is….Helen Lawrence–Congratulations, Helen! (Please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.)

If you did not win FMQ for Beginners…it is available at Amazon  and at YOUR local quilt shop.

PS…All information, tutorials 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, share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.

 

 

A Family Tree Quilt

Family Tree QuiltingGood Morning, Quilters and Quilt-Lovers,

Today I offer a sneak-peek of a Christmas present I am making for my niece and her husband.

I was inspired by the Woodgrain motif in Molly Hanson’s new book:

 Free Motion Quilting for Beginners and those who think they can’t (There’s still time to enter yesterday’s Giveaway!)

Tuesday’s Tutorial was Woodgrain.

Woodgrain can be used to add texture to any quilt and is very “au courant”.

With Winter upon us, I was inspired by the leaf-less trees in our yard.

Family Tree QuiltingToday’s small quilt includes my niece and husband’s wedding date along with the birthdates of their boys.

(As you can imagine-it’s a very busy house!)

Family Tree QuiltingI think I will frame this quilt…

Or maybe a simple binding and give her a wooden bowl for apples on her table…

What do YOU think?

Signed,

Lori Appleseed

NOTE-This quilt was stitched on Robert Kaufman Kona cotton with Sulky 40 wt Rayon on top  and 50wt Aurifil in the bobbin.  50 wt Aurifil was also used on top to stitch the background leaves, etc.  This was stitched on a domestic sewing machine, a Bernina 150 without a stitch regulator.

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

Beginner Quilters: An e-Book Giveaway!

FREE MOTION QUILTING WITHOUT FEAR

As you all know, I have done everything I can to remove the fear and provide the inspiration for YOU all to begin free motion quilting…

If you’re still searching for something more–I think you’ll enjoy a newly published book written by a friend of The Inbox Jaunt:  Molly Hanson of SewWrongSewRight.

Molly Hanson:  Free Motion Quilting for Beginners

Molly’s new book:  Free Motion Quilting for Beginners-and Those Who Think They Can’t is a step-by-step guide to getting started.   It is a real CAN-DO book which takes the fear out of free motion quilting.  From choosing thread to setting up your work space, Molly walks the reader through the process with easy explanations and  many photos.

Molly believes in keeping supplies and set up to a minimum.  Simple is best.

Molly includes several motifs in her book.  Yesterday’s Tuesday Tutorial:  Woodgrain was based on a motif in the book.

Molly Hanson's Woodgrain

There are several small projects in the book including two projects which highlight the Woodgrain motif:  A Laptop Sleeve and a Messenger Bag.

Quilted Laptop Sleeve


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You can find Molly’s book at Martingale Publishing, on Amazon, or in YOUR Local Quilt Shop!

GIVEAWAY

Molly is also offering a free e-book copy to ONE LUCKY reader of  The Inbox Jaunt.

To enter:  please answer this question in the comment section:

How many hours per week do you spend quilting?

THE BLOG-HOP

Several blogs are participating in Molly’s blog-hop.  For more quilting fun, check out these blogs as well:

1. Martingale http://blog.shopmartingale.com/ November 11th

2. Amanda Jean http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com November 13th

3. Amy Friend http://duringquiettime.com November 14th
4. Angela Walters http://www.quiltingismytherapy.com  November15th
5. Juliet van der Heijden The Tartankiwi  November 17th
6. Lori Kennedy http://theinboxjaunt.com  November 19th
7. Cindy Weins http://www.liveacolorfullife.net November 20th

8. Thermoweb http://thermoweb.com/blog/ November 21st

TOMORROW

Be sure to check in tomorrow for a sneak peek of The Woodgrain  in a Christmas project–HINT-It’s a Family Tree.

FRIDAY

The winner of Molly Hanson’s e-book:  Free Motion Quilting for Beginners and Those Who Think They Can’t….announced.  Good luck!

Lori

PS…All images used today are used with permission of Molly Hanson and Martingale Press.