YOUR Quilting Legacy?

Quilt Legacy

Good Morning, Quilters!

This article was published in Country Living Magazine recently and I thought it was exactly what we have been discussing lately!

How will our quilts stand the test of time?  Will anyone cherish them?

The family of Janet White of Morristown, NY certainly did!

Janet White was known for her quilt making…She made over 100 quilts for family and friends.  When she died last week at age 84, her family draped her quilts over the pews at her funeral.

Her story and her family’s love of her quilts is heartwarming!

Quilt on, Ladies!  Quilt on!

What do YOU think?  We’d LOVE to hear!

Lori

My Sewing Studio-Before and After!

 

Sewing Room, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

Do you remember the”Before” photos of my sewing room?  (I wrote about it HERE and HERE)  It was an organized mess–BUT it was brightly lit–so I loved it!

Last year I started the process of remodeling my sewing room…

The shelves were installed in December…

And I lived half in and half out of the room while I waited for the painter….

The real hardship came along with the painter– I couldn’t be in the room for ten days!

But it was definitely worth the wait!!!!

I am slowly moving in—organizing and purging as I go.

I’ve even found a few lost friends (more UFOs!)

It’s a little slice of heaven…

You won’t be seeing me for some time….

Cooking?  1-800-PIZZA

Lost in the upstairs room,

Lori

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The Circus Train-A Machine Quilting Tutorial

Train, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

The Circus has come to town!

(Sadly, Ringling will perform its last act this May–Read more at Ringling.com)

This tutorial was requested by several readers, however it took me a long time to create a continuous line design that was teachable in a Tuesday Tutorial format.  Thank you for your patience!

NOTE-Today we will stitch the Train Engine and we will add the Coal Cars and Caboose next week.

There are many steps–but each step is EASY–so don’t be overwhelmed!!

THE CIRCUS TRAIN-MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL

Begin by drawing two parallel lines -3 inches apart.  Add a line 3/4″ above the bottom line.  (Or fit to YOUR quilt!)

Begin stitching on the line above the bottom line.

Stitch a right triangle.  Stitch down several stitches then stitch a short horizontal line.

Add a Silly Spiral (see tutorial HERE)

Stitch over several stitches and create another Silly Spiral.

End the Silly Spiral on the right edge of the Train’s wheel.

Stitch through both wheels (from right to left) then stitch a straight vertical line to create the front of the train.

Stitch a short horizontal line, then add a smokestack…add a few more horizontal stitches. Stitch a vertical line, jog to the left and add a short rectangle. Stitch horizontally from right to left, stitch back a few stitches.

Drop down to create a window. Complete the window, stitch to the right 3-4 stitches, then complete the back of the Train Engine with a straight vertical line (or add a little bumper)…

Chugga, Chugga….

Here’s the entire tutorial…(In the photo below, step one is shown twice…)

Again, don’t be discouraged–it is easier than it looks with just a little doodling!

I-think-I-can,

I-think-I-can,

I-think-I-can!

From my Circus to YOURS!

Happy Quilting!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy 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!

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Doodle to Design, Craftsy, Lori Kennedy

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