My Favorite Time of Year

 

The Perfect Pencil, free motion quilting

Good Morning, Quilters!

Winters are long here in Minnesota, but Fall is fabulous!  The weather is moderate, the skies are bright blue and the autumn leaves really show their splendor.   I also love, love, love Back-to-School supplies  (I can never resist a new notebook…)

Of course, Back-to-School supplies for kids, means fabric sales for us!

Craftsy’s Clearance Sale is a great time to stock up on lots of supplies.  I LOVE their Boundless solids and Aurifil thread is the best price of the season…Use my affiliate link HERE to get all the BEST PRICES!

Boundless Sale

GREAT MOTIFS FOR FALL QUILTING

Apples are one of my favorite motifs for fall.

We have several tutorials for apples including this week’s Sweetheart Apple HERE

Apple, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

The Apple Core HERE

Apple Core, FMQ Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

The Delicious Apple HERE

Apple, FMQ, LKennedy

And ‘A’ is for Apple HERE

Apple Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

Add The Perfect Pencil Tutorial HERE and you have a quilt!

Machine Quilting, Teachers, Motifs, Pencils, Apple, Worm

What about YOU?

What’s YOUR favorite season of the year where YOU live?

What’s YOUR favorite Autumn Motif?

Wh0’s YOUR favorite teacher?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Happy Stitching, Leaf collecting, Bonfire making….

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!

Half an Apple-Doodle Lessons

 

How to doodle an apple

Good Morning, Quilters and Doodlers (Sometimes known as Quoodlers)!

Welcome to another episode in the very important (and sometimes serious) series, Better Quilting Through Doodling.

If you’re new here at The Inbox Jaunt, you may want to check out some of our Doodle Lessons HERE.

Doodling is an essential part of machine quilting. 

If  your doodles are smooth, your quilting line will be smooth….and, unfortunately, vice versa…

You must be able to doodle a motif on paper — in order to be able to quilt it on fabric.

Apple, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

MACHINE QUILTING AN APPLE

The Tuesday Tutorial this week was The Sweetheart Apple-an adorable fall motif.

So let’s doodle our way through the Apple (we’ll doodle the embellishment another day.)

DOODLE-A-DAY-KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY

Begin by doodling the left side of the Apple many, many times.

Draw along the bottom line and the draw the letter “C” from the bottom to the top.

Add a slight “dip” at the top of the “C” –as the core of the apple.

How to doodle an apple

Next, doodle the right side of the Apple,  start from the top and doodle a backward “C”.

Trace along the bottom line.

Some of mine look kind of weird…

How to doodle an apple

Don’t stop at one page…doodle as many pages as it takes to get the feeling of it.

It would not be unusual for me to doodle a motif 100 times…

How to doodle an apple

Once you get the feel of the motif (you’re developing muscle memory here), put the two sides of the Apple together in a fluid movement if possible.  (Starting to look delicious and nutritious!)

How to doodle an apple

Once you have the basic Apple, then the fun begins with leaves and hearts and flowers…

How to doodle an apple

And taffy and nuts and….

How to doodle an apple

Happy Quoodling!

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!