The Quilt Notebook Series…

Framed Free Motion Quilting, Pencils

NOTEBOOK CHECK

Attention, Class!  It’s time for (the dreaded) NOTEBOOK CHECK!  This will count as 100 points on your Report Card!  Remember those days?…

How are you doing on your Quilt Notebook?

THE QUILT NOTEBOOK SERIES

In January, we started with a fresh, new Quilt Notebook-a place to store ALL of our quilt ideas, information, and inspiration.    Read Start Today-A Quilt Notebook about choosing a notebook HERE.

Next, we discussed getting our quilt life organized and creating our personal quilt history. We started a new page for every quilt and listed ten important facts about each of these quilts.    Read  Take Note-The Quilt Notebook HERE.

Later in the month, we scoured our houses-basement to attic to find every quilt project we’ve ever started.  We  listed them on a new page in our Quilt Notebooks: The Unfinished Object (UFO) Page HERE

Framed Free Motion Quilting

In February, we set priorities by evaluating the quilts on our UFO list and we chose The Big Three-quilts on which to focus our time and energy.  Read Establishing Priorities  (HERE)

Then we organized The Big Three Quilts and made it easy to stay focused on these quilts. Read about Jump Starting our Works in Progress (WIPs) HERE

Framed Free Motion Quilting, Pencils

In March, we added two more pages to our Notebooks:  Mastered Skills and Techniuqes to Try —Read Skills Inventory HERE   And we worked together to establish The Twelve Skills Every Quilter Must Know  HERE to create a personal skills inventory so we continue to improve our skills with every quilt and project.

Then we went on a long vacation and didn’t do anything with our notebook ==Notebook Grade C- (OH, wait!  That was ME—not  YOU, right?)

Framed Free Motion Quilting, Pencils

GRADE YOURSELF      

It’s time to pour yourself a cup of tea and glance through your quilt notebook.

  • Do you have your notebook?
  • Do you have a page listing your favorite quilting websites like The Inbox Jaunt?
  • Do you have a page for every completed quilt? (what about a photo?)
  • Do you have a UFO (unfinished object) page?
  • Did you choose your Big Three Quilts? Are they each listed on a separate page in your Notebook?
  • Are The Big Three organized in boxes, ready to work when you have 15 minutes to quilt?
  • Do you have a Personal Skills Inventory?
  • Do you Pages with Mastered Skills and Techniques to Try?
  • Do you have a Pinterest Board to collect “Skills to Learn”?

Framed Free Motion Art Quilt

ONLINE COURSE GIVEAWAY

If you’re still struggling with your UFOs–I’ve got great news for you!  A reader of The Inbox Jaunt has just the right course for you!   Mary Huey of Mary Huey Quilts.com is a very experienced teacher and she will be offering  FREE Enrollment in her UFQ (Unfinished Quilt) Assault Tactics online class…

See how you can win…coming MONDAY!

Lori

NOTE to SELF–Add framed free motion quilted pieces to Unfinished Projects:

  • Patterns stitched-Complete
  • Projects framed-Complete
  • Etsy shop opened-Complete
  • Enter Adorable Free Motion Quilted and Framed Art Quilts in Etsy shop—Another unfinished item!

Note–The Framed Art Quilts were stitched on a Bernina 820 using Aurifil thread in the bobbin and Sulky Rayon on top.

PS…All images, tutorials and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to tell all your  friends about us.  Blog, phone call, Pin, tweet with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For any other use, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thank YOU!

Bunting Bonanza-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Bunting Bonanza-Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Good Morning, Quilters and Welcome Back to another episode of Tuesday Tutorials!  (If you’ve missed any episodes, you can find re-runs HERE.)

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s show:  The Paper Pieced Heron Pattern from Peggy…I can’t wait to give it a go!   Not until after THE Wedding….

I have an absolutely gorgeous pattern for you today- a beginner border that will look fab on any quilt!  Bunting Bonanza would look great on a “girly” quilt, but it would look  equally great on a patriotic quilt.

THE BUNTING BONANZA TUTORIAL 

Begin by drawing two “rails”.  If your quilt has a border-you don’t need to draw the “rails”.  Use the size of the border and fill it in…. In the sample below, the drawn lines, or “rails” are two inches apart.

Next, draw “tick” marks on the top line…This helps keep each swag the same size.  In the sample below, the “tick” marks are three inches apart.

Begin stitching on the top rail.  Stitch a shallow curved line, flattening out at each end.

Bunting Bonanza-Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Now stitch back to the first line, adding a little more depth to the curve in the middle.

Bunting Bonanza-Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

As you stitch from left to right this time, add scallops.  Try to make the center scallop a little bigger than the rest…but don’t fret about this too much.  Depending on the size of the “swag” you may have more than five scallops.

Bunting Bonanza-Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Repeat this pattern for a lovely border…

Bunting Bonanza-Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Or…Sweep back to your starting point again…

Bunting Bonanza-Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

And then back to the right again with scallops…

Bunting Bonanza-Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

For a more DELUXE border!

Bunting Bonanza-Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

You can “doll it up” even more with a circle and drop down ribbons between each swag.

Bunting Bonanza-Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

When you come to a corner…  add The Pretty Bow or a different embellishment.

Corners are a chance to be creative!

Bunting Bonanza-Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

NOTE:  One of the keys to success with this pattern:  Do not overlap stitches at the ends…this leads to  thread build up.

MATERIALS

This tutorial was stitched on Kona cotton with Aurifil 50wt cotton thread in the bobbin and Sulky Rayon on top using a Schmetz 90 Topstitch needle on my Bernina 820 without a stitch regulator.

YOUR NEXT QUILT

I hope this Beautiful Bunting Bonanza makes it to your next quilt…and when it does, I’d love to see it!

Signed with Swag,

Lori

PS…It’s wedding countdown time…Again, please be patient if I’m a little lax about blogging.  I promise to have all the Tuesday Tutorials, but beyond that…no promises…

PPS…Thank you to all of you who have told your “quilty” friends about us!  My motto:  The More, The Merrier!

PPPS…All images, tutorials and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to blog, pin, tweet, snail-mail with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For any other use, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  You’re the best!