Wife Who Sews
Harriet Backer (1845-1932)
Good Morning, Quilters!
Several weeks ago, my sisters and I came across several boxes of old quilt magazine and books. As we perused the magazines, we were struck by how dated many of the quilts appeared—not at all to our current taste.
The quilts were all well made quilts–after all they were featured in magazines and books-so that was not the problem….
It was the patterns and the colors and the fabrics…
So then we challenged ourselves to find quilts that we did like…
The only common denominator–as in quilts we all agreed stood the test of time–was two color quilts–like red and white or blue and white quilts.
Will OUR quilts stand the test of time? Do we care if they do?
Can YOU help my sisters and I figure out the secret sauce to timeless quilts?
YOUR ASSIGNMENT this week:
Go through your Quilt Notebook: The Unfinished Project Page or box of UFOs…
Are there any partially completed quilts that are two color quilts? Perhaps they deserve more consideration as a priority quilt?
Are there any quilt tops or UFOs that are already outdated? Perhaps it’s time to let go…
You might want to alter your Big Three–The Quilt Notebook: Setting Priorites
Do YOU have time to make quilts that aren’t timeless???
What is Timeless to YOU?
We’d LOVE to hear!
Setting Priorities in my Quilting Life,
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 re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt for all other purposes, please contact me at email@example.com. Thanks!
Good Morning, Quilters and Doodlers!
However, there are two notable exceptions….
There is no tutorial for Stippling and Meandering…I’ve written about Why So Many of Us Can’t Stipple or Meander HERE
And we don’t have a tutorial for quilted feathers…I LOVE feathers, but I have tried to stick with original tutorials.
However, I have heard YOUR requests…so this year I will add a few Feather Tutorials.
START WITH DOODLING
Like all motifs, good Feathers start with doodling. So pour yourself a cup of tea and let’s doodle!
Start with The Sweep doodle tutorial HERE.
Keep your pen moving with Adding to The Sweep doodle tutorial.
THE PRECURSOR TO FULL FEATHERS
Once you are comfortable with The Sweep we are ready to move on… learning the rounded part of feathers-The Curl.
THE SWEEP AND CURL
As you sweep from the center line to the right line, curl around.
Practice for several minutes.
That may be enough for one doodling session.
Repeat this over several days.
Then add an echo line on the inside of the Sweep with Curl.
Take your time and don’t be discouraged if this takes many, many days.
ADD THE LEFT SWEEP AND CURL
Once you are comfortable with the right Sweep and Curl, repeat the process on the left side.
Next, connect the Sweep and Curls along the centerline.
Wouldn’t that be a nice Valentine’s Day motif?
THIRTY DAY DOODLE CHALLENGE
Are you up for a challenge? Doodle every day this month for 15 minutes–Your machine quilting will be greatly improved by March 1st–I GUARANTEE IT!!!
More quilting, doodling, photography, and a some exciting NEWS…
It’s going to be a FABULOUS FEBRUARY!
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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 re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt. For all other purposes, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!