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!

 

 

The “Best Of”…Tuesday Tutorials

 

The Fabulous Flower,  Free Motion QuiltingGood Morning, Quilters and Quilt Lovers!

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas…It has been very busy indeed here at The Kennedy Compound.  EVERYONE was home for a few days!  Such a rare treat!

A TIME OF REFLECTION

I love the days between Christmas and New Year’s Day.  The quiet week offers a time to look back on the previous year (successes and failures)  and plan for the next year–all successes, of course!

I’ve been looking back at the statistics for The Inbox Jaunt in order to plan posts for 2015.

I found some very interesting and surprising trends that I will share over the next few days.

In reviewing YOUR favorite Tuesday Tutorials…The top three free motion quilt tutorials were:

The Fabulous Flower

The Large Flower, Free Motion Quilting Tutorial

The Dizzy Daisy

Dizzy Daisy Free motion quilting

Flower Power 

Free Motion Quilting, Flowers

 

TREND ANALYSIS

Are YOU surprised by the top choices?  Do YOU agree?  Are these YOUR favorites, too?

What does this mean?…. YOU all like flowers as much as I do!……(The Inbox Jaunt:  Quilts, Photography, Family and Flowers?)

OR does it mean you like the color BLUE?

One thing I know for sure….

YOU LOVE TUESDAY TUTORIALS!

So…for 2015…The Tuesday Tutorials will continue….with a wide variety of motifs!

What about YOU?  Do YOU do any type of year-end review… to see where you’ve been and where you’re going?

We’d love to hear!

Lori

Tomorrow we’ll look at YOUR favorite Silent Sundays… (Can YOU guess which ones?)

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