The Six Year Quilt–Why oh Why?

Boxes and Vines Quilt

Good Morning, Quilters!

I was just looking through my Quilt Notebook…Remember The Quilt Notebook Series?

I pieced this quilt, Boxes and Vines (my own design) in 2010.

I added the appliqué in 2012…(It was one of my Big Three Quilts in 2012–See Notebook Series:  Setting Priorities)

Boxes and Vines Quilt

And then it languished…

Why, oh why?

Some quilts are Six Year quilts--I am working on a Baltimore Album Quilt that will take me more than six years and I’m fine with that.

But Boxes and Vines is NOT a Six Year Quilt…

Boxes and Vines Quilt

I really like this quilt, so that’s not the problem…

I know how to do the next step, so that’s not the problem…(Skills Inventory–Quilt Notebook Series)

Boxes and Vines Quilt

If I had to be completely honest, the reason I have let this quilt languish for six years…

After the quilt was in my lap for weeks of appliqué, it needed to be ironed and….

I HATE IRONING!

Boxes and Vines Quilt

Saying it out loud…I hear how ridiculous that sounds!

Boxes and Vines Quilt

I pulled it out this weekend and stitched the final border…

(Still haven’t ironed it.)  ***Sigh*****

What about YOU?

Is there some part of the process that holds YOU back?

Is it as silly as ironing?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Signed,

Lazy 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 Zippy Car-A Machine Quilting Tutorial

Lori Kennedy, Machine Quilting

Good Morning, Quilters!

I had a great time making Henry’s Baby Quilt–creating a village with a variety of cars and trucks. (See more about Henry’s Quilt HERE).  The machine quilting tutorial for Henry’s Trucks can be found HERE

Several of you requested a tutorial for The Car…

Boy Quilt, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

THE ZIPPY CAR-A MACHINE QUILT TUTORIAL

In this sample, the lines are one inch apart–this will give you a start–but the motif can be adjusted to any size.

Begin half way between the bottom two lines.  Create two “steps” with rounded edges.

Lori Kennedy, Machine Quilting

Stitch a window, by stitching an elongated oval.

Lori Kennedy, Machine Quilting

Stitch another elongated oval to create a second window.

Lori Kennedy, Machine Quilting

Stitch two more “steps”…
Lori Kennedy, Machine Quilting

Stitch a short line parallel to the bottom line, then stitch a circle–one and 1/2 half revolutions-to create the tire.

Add a short dash (between the tires)…

Lori Kennedy, Machine Quilting

Add a second tire–1-1/2 revolutions–and a dash to the front bumper of the car.

Lori Kennedy, Machine Quilting

Echo stitch the bottom of the car and tires, add a little scribble “exhaust”  and you are ready to begin the next auto!

Lori Kennedy, Machine Quilting

Isn’t that zippy?

Once you know the Basic Car, you manufacture all makes and models by changing the proportions and angles…it’s fun and easy!

BEEP! BEEP!

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!

 

Art Museum Jaunt

Denver Art Museum

Happy Monday, Quilters!

Do you need a change of pace?

Do you need steps? (#losethosefatquarters)

Denver Art Museum

Denver Art Museum

Are you interested in history?

Or need practice using your camera?

Denver Art Museum

Marie Watt, Blanket Story: Confluence, Heirloom, and Tenth Mountain Division, 2013. Denver Art Museum.

Do you need quilt ideas?

Denver Art Museum

James Koehler, Chief Blanket with Blocks, designed 1991, woven 2002; number 8 in an edition of 8. Denver Art Museum ©The Estate of James Koehler

Denver Art Museum

Color inspiration?

Denver Art Museum

Designed by Mark Adams, Flight of Angels, woven by M. and Mme. Paul Avignon, 1962. Wool and cotton. Denver Art Museum. ©The E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust

 

Maybe you just need a laugh….

Denver Art Museum

Scott Fraser, Three Fishermen, 1992. Denver Art Museum. ©Scott Fraser

I was able to visit the Denver Art Museum while in Denver filming for Craftsy.   Inspiring!

When is the last time you visited YOUR local art museum?

What inspired YOU?

We’d LOVE to hear!

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!