On Ideas and Creativity

Garden Ornament

Good Morning, Quilters!

I am fascinated by the creative process.  I love to read about the inspiration behind a piece of art and the process of making art.  Most creative people say they get inspiration everywhere.  The ideas come to them whether they are gardening or going for a walk.

I thought you would enjoy this short video by American director, David Lynch:

Where Ideas Come From (Atlantic) 

What ideas do YOU have swirling?  (Are you consciously listening for new ideas?)

Do YOU usually take the time to write them down?

How often do you take your ideas and turn them into a doodle, a quilt, a song, a novel?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Hope YOUR day is filled with inspiration!

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!

 

 

The “Best Of” the Tuesday Tutorials

 

 

The Dizzy Daisy, Free Motion Quilting

Good Morning, Quilters!

As you know, I’m lucky enough to be teaching at The John C. Campbell Folk School this morning.

However, I didn’t want you to idle…

So I sorted through some of the social media statistics to bring you The Best of the Tuesday Tutorials.

The tutorial with the most overall “Views”  at The Inbox Jaunt is The Dizzy Daisy.

The Dizzy Daisy, Free Motion Quilting

The Brick Wall earned the most “Pins” on Pinterest. (Follow me on Pinterest HERE)

Brick Wall. Free Motion Quilting

And The Spooky Spider has received the highest numbers of “Likes” and “Shares” on Facebook. (Like me on Facebook HERE)

Spider FMQ Tutorial, LKennedy

What do YOU think?

Is YOUR favorite included here?

Have YOU pinned, liked or shared any of the Tuesday Tutorials (it really helps!)

We’d LOVE to hear YOUR quilting faves!

Happy Stitching,

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!

 

 

Seamstresses-FREE Paper Piecing Pattern

Labasque Peggy Aare PaperPiecingHeartlandATgmailDOTcom

Good Morning, Quilters!

I have a real treat for you today!  Our friend, Peggy has turned one of the Seamstresses in Fine Art images by Henri Lebasque into a paper piecing pattern.  She is offering it FREE to readers of The Inbox Jaunt!

Henri Lebasque

In Peggy’s Words: 

Lori, here is a complete file for the Lebasque paper piecing project.

The women in the Lebasque painting are the image of friendship and relaxation. There is nothing I like better than spending time with others, not speaking much, but working on an individual projects. The peacefulness of those hours are a real joy.

The finished piece is 24″ tall by 22″ wide, but may, of course, be resized if needed. There is a color chart, a single page line drawing, and an exploded diagram visually showing the piecing sequence. There are just over 100 individual fabric pieces. The full sized pattern prints on 9 sheets of paper, to be taped together. I’ve included some text instructions and as always, I’m willing to help people over hurdles if they need more guidance.

People can reach me at PaperPiecingHeartland@gmail.com

My website is WisconsinQuilting

NEED TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PAPER PIECING?

Today is the LAST DAY of Craftsy’s BIG SALE--All Classes are on Sale!

I love Cristy Fincher’s paperless piecing method.  She teaches this method in her video, Pain Free Foundation Piecing.  Cristy is an excellent teacher who lays out each step in the process simply and clearly.  Her teaching style is clear and methodical.  All you need is a little freezer paper and you’ll be ready to stitch the Lebasque Women Sewing in no time!

Cristy Fincher, Foundation Piecing

Or try Traditional Paper Piecing with Carol Doak’s Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing.

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To get the best prices of the season, use my affiliate link HERE.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, PEGGY!

Please join me in a big “Thank You” to Peggy for making these patterns available!

Once you get the Foundation Piecing “Bug” –try more patterns Peggy created for The Inbox Jaunt HERE

May you find friendship and relaxation in all you endeavor!

Lori

PS…The paper pattern is the property of Peggy at Wisconsin Quilting and is used here with permission.  The pattern is intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt or to Wisconsin Quilting.  For all other purposes, please contact Peggy @ PaperPiecingHeartland@gmail.com.  Thanks!