How Can Quilts Tell a Story?-Open Line Friday

Quilts can Speak

Good Morning, Quilters!

I believe that quilts that tell a story are more likely to be cherished by our family and friends and consequently, more likely to stand the test of time..(as in not become a painter’s drop cloth–read more HERE)

So how do we communicate The Story?

Let’s brainstorm ideas today!

We can leave messages in the machine quilting…(See Pat’s Quilt HERE) or Henry’s Quilt HERE

Labels can include more than just the quilter’s name, date and home town…

Quilts can Speak

ENRICHING THE STORY

The colors we choose,

The patterns we design,

The machine quilting motifs we stitch

all help Tell the Story…

What about YOU?

What techniques have YOU used in YOUR quilts to Sing YOUR song?

We’d LOVE to hear YOUR STORY!

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

The Lowly Thimble in Jeopardy (at Monopoly)!

Thimble, Lori Kennedy Designs

Dateline:  Pawtucket, Rhode Island, February 13, 2017

To the shock and horror of quilters everywhere, Hasbro, the maker of the beloved board game, Monopoly has decided the Thimble is out!

The Thimble has been deemed “pointless”!  

Our beloved notion has been part of the game since 1935…

This insult coming on the heels of the 2013 decision to replace the Iron with a cat! —   Read Pressing News:  The Inbox Jaunt Thimble Thursday HERE

Monopoly Game

Monopoly Game

I would like to re-new my petition to add the Rotary Cutter as the replacement token!

What about YOU?  What do YOU think of The Thimble, The Iron…

What do YOU recommend as a replacement?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Signed,

One Outraged Quilter,

 

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

 

Violets-A Modern Whole Cloth Quilt

Violets, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

I just LOVE to see what YOU are working on!  Vireya of Weed and Stitch sent me this photo of how she used the Grid Pop design to highlight her beautifully appliquéd basket.  Check out more of Vireya’s work at Weed and Stitch HERE.  Beautiful!!

Vireya's Grid Pop on Applique

Vireya’s Grid Pop on Applique

Have YOU had time to stitch a Violet or two? (yesterday’s tutorial)

Be sure to DOODLE first! (as always!)

VIOLETS ON VIOLET-DENSITY CONTRAST

This small whole cloth quilt of Violets is a good example of Density Contrast.

By surrounding the Humble Violet with more densely stitched echo stitching and swirls, the Violet is able to shine!

This small whole cloth quilt is stitched with Sulky Rayon 40 wt (white) on top and 50 wt Aurifil cotton in the bobbin.  (The combination works like a charm in my BERNINA 770QE).  I used a #90 Topstitch needle to accommodate the heavy weight thread.

To make the Violets pop even more – use thread in a color that matches the background fabric for the echo stitching and background fill=Thread Contrast.

Give Density Contrast a try in YOUR next quilt!

Add Thread Contrast for more “pop”…

Our Humble Violet deserves to shine!

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!

PS…Check out my Craftsy videos–50% OFF—Limited Time Only–Offer Expires April 15, 2017

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Doodle to Design, Craftsy, Lori Kennedy

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