Christmas Ornaments Project and Tutorial

Today is Friday the 13th…and YOU’RE in luck–good luck, that is…I have a fun  ornament project tutorial for you.

First, download the patterns HERE.  The download includes two ornaments and The Partridge.  We will work on the FMQ for The Partridge next week, but we can make the pattern along with the ornaments today.

Quilting Project, Ornaments, Tutorial

Once you have the patterns, cut them out from the paper and glue them onto a piece of cardboard.  I use old manila files or cereal boxes.

Quilting Project, Ornaments, Tutorial

 

Quilting Project, Ornaments, TutorialNext, cut the patterns out of the cardboard.  This creates a great pattern for tracing-especially if you are going to use a motif several times.

Quilting Project, Ornaments, Tutorial

Trace your patterns onto a quilt sandwich.

To decorate the ornaments, use any of the tutorials found HERE.

Quilting Project, Ornaments, Tutorial

 

Quilting Project, Ornaments, Tutorial

TIP:  The ornaments look more real if you curve the FMQ patterns around the ornament slightly.  Compare the samples below:

Quilting Project, Ornaments, Tutorial

Straight Line FMQ

Quilting Project, Ornaments, Tutorial

Contoured FMQ

Have fun with these!  Fill the shapes in with anything–even scribble looks great!

Quilting Project, Ornaments, Tutorial

I’m off to bake cookies–biscotti and gingerbread men…

Wouldn’t gingerbread men be cute in FMQ?…maybe I won’t bake…

Lori

PS…If you are looking for more color inspiration, I know you will enjoy my daughter’s blog, Color Route Co. HERE  Photo JOY!

PS…The tutorials, PDFs, and images on The Inbox Jaunt are copyrighted by Lori Kennedy.  Feel free to share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  No commercial use permitted.

Quilting Project, Ornaments, Tutorial

Giveaway JOY!

Good morning, Quilters!  I hope you are enjoying the Christmas season as much as I am and I hope you enjoyed The Perfect Present tutorial this week.  My Work In Progress for Wednesday didn’t get in progress until late last evening, so I missed my chance to show you…However, there are still 13 days to share…JOY Free Motion Quilting, Giveaway

We have several more Giveaways from generous vendors.  Today you have FIVE chances to win–Aurifil thread  (my favorite all around thread) provided by Aurifil and the very precise Bernina tweezers (see why I always use them  HERE.)    The tweezers are provided by Bear Patch Quilting in White Bear Lake, Minnesota–a store worth driving to snowy (and cold) Minnesota for your next SHOP-HOP!JOY Free Motion Quilting, Giveaway

In order to enter, simply LIKE us on Facebook HERE or in the Sidebar.  Or you can leave a comment below about what you would like to see more of in 2014--anything quilt related…Do you want to learn more about piecing, appliqué, design, doodling…what skills do you want to learn in 2014…I’d like to know.

JOY Free Motion Quilting, GiveawayWinners announced on Monday–LIKES and comments accepted through Sunday evening.

Good Luck!

Lori

PS–If you Like us and leave a comment–two chances to win!