Celebration Monday

 

Paper Pieced Lettering, The Inbox JauntPlease celebrate with me…The Inbox Jaunt has reached more than 5000 followers!

Thank YOU to all who shared the good news about our quilt community. 

This week we have many new followers from Quiltville, Patchwork Posse, UK Quilters United, The Quilting Board, Missouri Star Quilt Co, even a garden forum:  The Garden Web

We also have Danish quilters from All Momas Quilt, Spanish quilters from Tutoriales de Patchwork, Swedish quilters from Rikstacket and Japanese quilters from Jellyfish and Dutch quilters from ZipjeZopje

We’ve had referrals from the amazing Romanian quilter, Geta Grama AND SO MANY MORE!

(Please leave a comment if I haven’t mentioned YOU or your blog…I KNOW there are many who have joined us from Canada, France, Brazil, Poland, Hungary, India, Taiwan, Australia…Quilters around the world!

Paper Pieced Lettering, The Inbox Jaunt

THE ACCIDENTAL BLOG

It’s funny because I never planned to start a blog…I was taking an online Photoshop class from Kim Klassen and the next class in her series was about blogging.  I only took the class because I wanted to learn “mouseovers” and GIFs.

As I worked through the course, I thought a blog would be a good way to share my new hobby (photography) and my old hobby (quilting) with my friends and family.

Paper Pieced Lettering, The Inbox Jaunt

 

QUILTS ARE POPULAR ON THE WEB

For months, I had 30 followers-all friends and family.  Everything changed when I wrote the post “Four Steps to Perfectly Quilted Spirals”.

Suddenly, my “views” quadrupled  and a few more followers signed up.

I tried it again with another quilt tutorial…

Again my “views” quadrupled and a few more followers.

The Tuesday Tutorials were born! (See the full library of free motion quilt step-by-step motifs)

Paper Pieced Lettering, The Inbox Jaunt

THANK YOU

I am really grateful to all of you who were there in the early days, and I am excited about everyone who has joined us since.

We have SO much more quilting, free motion quilting, time management for quilters, organization for quilters, projects, photography, jaunts, Seamstresses in Fine Art, Silent Sundays (photography), paper-piecing,  doodling, works in progress….

WELCOME!  And help spread the word…please SHARE with ALL your QUILTY FRIENDS!

Paper Pieced Lettering, The Inbox JauntThe best thing about having 5000 of us?

We ALL learn so much from the comments and on Open Line Friday-where everyone asks and EVERYONE answers!

If you’re new to The Inbox Jaunt or if you’re an OLD FRIEND

TWO THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR ME

  • SHARE with all your friends–quilters and quilt-lovers
  • PARTICIPATE-we LOVE to hear everyone’s comments and questions..

WELCOME!  and THANK YOU!

Lori

We have a busy week ahead:

Tuesday Tutorial, Build a Rock Solid Routine Series, Open Line Friday, Seamstresses in Fine Art Saturday, and Silent Sunday….

PS…The paper pieced letters were stitched with Elizabeth Hartman’s Refrigerator Magnets

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 (encouraged) to share, pin, re-blog with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thank YOU!

 

Open Line Friday–Tell Us About YOUR Blog

Threads, Sewing RoomToday is Friday…It’s been a cold week but it’s supposed to warm up today…One day of warmth (30F)  and we are back to sub-zero weather.  They are already talking about closing schools next week.  Minnesota is always cold, but this is unprecedented!  What we need is a little quilting to keep us warm!

A lot of new quilters  have joined us in the last few weeks and on behalf of all the friends and followers of The Inbox Jaunt, I would like to wish you a warm welcome–which would be a lot easier if we lived…I digress…Welcome! Bienvenidos! Willkommen! Bienvenue! We are glad you are here!

I’ve had several questions about marking pens lately…I think you will enjoy reading our Open Line Friday Discussion, Does the Perfect Marking Pen Exist?  HERE.. (Just remember that Frixion pens require steam to remove!)   Several other questions were related to machine set-up.  I have the perfect post–Seven Step to Free Motion Quilting  available HERE.   Great review for all of us…

Threads, Sewing Room

Today, we would like to hear more about YOUR blog…Please tell us.  Do you host a blog about quilting or another topic?  If you host a quilting blog, be specific.  Do you specialize in Civil War Quilts? Applique?  Improv piecing?  Modern quilts?  …and leave a link.  If you would like to start a blog, we want to hear from you, too!

A little Link-Love today!

Lori

 

Back to School

 

Quilted pencils, FMQ

Now that all the kiddies are back to school, I have been educating myself on the fine points of blogging…One thing is for sure–I hate being a beginner–and I am a remedial student when in comes to all things computer…

Quilted pencils, FMQI have been working my way through the blogging primers and I am trying a few new things here at The Inbox Jaunt.

Quilted pencils, FMQ

 

Take note…I have added Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.  (I couldn’t bring myself to add Twitter just yet…)

Quilted pencils, FMQ

I am trying to make The Inbox Jaunt as user-friendly as possible, so please give all the new options a try. (But be patient if not everything is A+ work just yet–and please let me know...)

Quilted pencils, FMQ

I know many of you are beginner quilters, and I reminded again, how much patience it takes to learn any new skill!  I keep repeating to myself “Baby steps, baby steps…”

Quilted pencils, FMQ

May your learning curve be swift,

Lori