I NEEDED These Scissors!

Tula Pink Scissors

Good Morning, Quilters!

I recognize the line between Needs and Wants is blurry–especially when it comes to quilt notions….

But when I saw these colorful Tula Pink scissors–they went straight to the need category!

I wasn’t sure about the snips…but who doesn’t like a matched set??

–like a sweater set…(am I showing my age?!)

So both the iridescent scissors and the snips came home with me…(insert smiley face!)

Tula Pink Scissors

Once I tried the snips…I realized they were actually a NEED too!  I’ve always used small scissors to snip my threads.  Now I’m a convert!

DIDN’T MAKE THE CUT

In other news, I just received a package from my publisher, Martingale, with all the samples and quilts I sent off for my book.

This version of The Square Flower (page 96) didn’t make the book…

(One can’t take these things personally-LOL!)

Tula Pink Scissors

I wanted to demonstrate that the Square Flower can be stitched into any shape–like diamonds shown here.

Wouldn’t this be a fabulous quilt border???

Lori Kennedy, Machine Quilting

I think I will go buy a bouquet of yellow Daffodils…

What about YOU?

Any great finds at YOUR local quilt shop lately?

Have you tried any motifs from Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Lori

PS…Confession:  (I have to admit…the Tula Pink scissors weren’t the only “needs” from my last trip…more next week…ssshhhhhh!)

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!

 

 

 

 

Machine Quilting and Paper Piecing

Good Morning, Quilters!

Today, I am pleased to highlight two quilts made by readers of The Inbox Jaunt.

Barbara Dahl and Anne Bullock shared photos of their quilts stitched from the patterns offered  by designer,  Peggy Aare.

Peggy is an amazing designer and has shared several of her patterns to our readers.

Find the FREE patterns on The Inbox Jaunt’s  Paper Piecing Page HERE

More patterns are available at Peggy’s website, Wisconsin Quilting.

THE HAMMERSHOI GIRL
Peggy used one of our Seamstresses in Fine Art –by Wilhelm Hammershoi to create The Girl Sewing pattern.
Hammershoi, Girl Sewing
BARBARA DAHL’S GIRL SEWING
Barbara Dahl used Peggy’s pattern and added her own twist–she attached a piece of fabric to create a 3D effect.  Barbara’s piecing is meticulous!
The quilting was done by Barbara’s friend and professional LAQ, Tracey Fisher.
Isn’t her quilting fabulous?  I love how the machine quilting enhances this quilt!  She created a wallpaper background and flowing line for her dress.

Barbara Dahl

Barbara Dahl

ANNE BULLOCK’S HERON

Peggy created The Morning Heron from one of my Silent Sunday photos.

Sunrise, Heron, Morning

Peggy created this pattern from the photo:

PR-Heron, Paper Pieced, Color Chart

And Anne Bullock used the pattern to piece and quilt this fabulous quilt!

Annie Bullock, Morning Heron

Annie Bullock, Morning Heron

Anne’s choice of fabrics is lovely–and again, the quilting really enhances the quilt!

THANK YOU

Thanks you Peggy for supplying the patterns.

Thank you Anne and Barbara for sharing your photos!

Congratulations on a job well done!

INSPIRED

I’m inspired are YOU?  I may take up paper piecing after all…

If you are like me….and need a little help with paper piecing… you might like Carol Doak’s Craftsy class,  Mastering Foundations of Paper Piecing

Get 25% off this class with my affiliate link HERE.  (Limited time only–Discount applied in shopping cart)

Carol Doak Title card, Craftsy

What about YOU?

Do you do paper piecing?

Have you made any of Peggy’s designs?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Lori

 

 

Making a Pennant with Fun Fabrics

Good Morning, Quilters!

My grandson is about to move from his crib to a “Big Bed” and a new bedroom.

The perfect excuse for me to pull out some fun fabrics and make a bunting to decorate his new digs.

I happened to have the perfect ruler for the job…(I have the perfect ruler for almost every job–I’m a sucker for rulers!)

You don’t need this ruler to create the pennant…just draw a triangle or use the 45 degree line on a regular ruler.

I used fat quarters of fabric-and made each triangle 9 inches from tip to base.

The trick to pointed triangles…sew 2-3 stitches straight across the tip (blunting the point)–do not stitch to the point.

Then trim the seam allowances around the point–the tip and the sides.

Pennant, Lori Kennedy

Press the seam allowances open over a sleeve roll or Tailors board or a tightly wound towel.

This makes everything lay flatter once the pennants are turned.

The perfect point!

I made double fold tape (not bias) and zig zagged the pennants onto a long strip.

Ready to hang!

Once you get started…you won’t want to stop…

Lori Kennedy, Pennant

 

I think I’ll make one for my sewing room!

Feels like a party!

What about YOU? Have YOU stitched any quick and easy projects lately?

We’d LOVE to hear…and please share a link if you have one!

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!