I Love Stars Quilts!

I Love Stars, Quilts, Lori KennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

Do YOU have a quilting mistake you make over and over again?

I have several, but one of the most frustrating is that I make quilts that look great in books or in patterns but don’t look good in my house!  I am always drawn to bright colored quilts with rainbow colors, but my house is much more muted.  (A compromise with my husband–probably for the better or my house would look like a Disney cottage!)

When I saw this new book –I Love Star Blocks edited by Karen Burns -with a title I can not deny…I decided to use colors from my house.

Okay…there’s not a lot of purple or magenta in my house…but I found a little bit in the rug!

I Love Stars, Quilts, Lori Kennedy

The book is a compilation of star quilts from ten different designers.  The patterns are for all skill levels and from Modern to traditional.  I choose the pattern, Woven Star by Amy Ellis because it includes a lot of negative space–and we all know what negative space is good for!!!  (I’m already designing the machine quilting!)

I Love Stars, Quilts, Lori Kennedy

There are several other patterns I would like to make because I do LOVE star quilts!  Find the book at YOUR local quilt shop or  from Amazon HERE using my affiliate link.  (There is no extra charge to you for using this link.)I Love Stars, Quilts, Lori Kennedy

I am using a collection of shot cottons and mixing them with solid fabrics.  Shot cottons are fabrics woven with two different color “yarns”.  The fabric has a beautiful luster–almost iridescent.  I Love Stars, Quilts, Lori KennedyWhat about YOU?  Do YOU love star quilt blocks?

Do YOU pick your quilt colors to match your house?

Do YOU ever make the same quilt mistake more than once?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Happy Star-Gazing!

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!

 

 

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Creative Energy and Big Projects-Open Line Friday

Good Morning, Quilters!

Happy Friday!

JOIN ME IN A HAPPY DANCE!

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Pop open the champagne!

I just completed all the samples and all the writing for my second book of machine quilting motifs for Martingale Publications!

Everything was mailed yesterday and I feel like celebrating!

I’m not sure which I’m celebrating…the new book (with 60 more motifs–including Seasons and Holidays)

or that I can free up my creative energy for other projects now!

CREATIVE ENERGY

I find that creative energy is like physical energy in that I only have so much on any given day.

While I was busy writing and making samples for my book, I found other creative projects much more difficult.

On the other hand….Maybe it was the deadline thing?

What about YOU?

What stifles YOUR creative energy?

What enhances YOUR creative energy?

Is there such a thing as creative energy?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Signed,

A-Million-Ideas-Bubbling-to-the-top,

Lori Spumante

Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 is available at your local quilt store, on Amazon HERE  or

Receive a personalized, autographed copy from my Etsy shop HERE

 

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 BOOK!!!

Machine Quilting 1-2-3, Lori Kennedy

GREAT Morning, Quilters!!!!

Please celebrate with me…

It’s here!  It’s finally here!

I’m thrilled to reportFree Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 is finally a reality!

I would love to send YOU an AUTOGRAPHED copy!!!

Order from my new Etsy shop HERE

Machine Quilting 1-2-3, Lori Kennedy

STEP-BY-STEP TUTORIALS, DOODLING, SKILL BUILDING EXERCISES

Sixty-one of YOUR favorite tutorials collected in one, easy-to-use book!

The fun doesn’t stop there…

Doodling (of course)

Set-up and Supplies,

Tips and Tricks,

Skill Building Exercises!

And so much more!

MARTINGALE PUBLISHING IS AMAZING

As you can see, the book is BEAUTIFUL!

The layout and graphics are fabulous and fun!

And….as YOU all recommended–a spiral binding…for easy lay-flat reading!

I promise–you will be doodling and stitching into the wee hours….

AUTOGRAPHED COPIES AVAILABLE–I WOULD LOVE TO SIGN ONE FOR YOU!!

To receive YOUR autographed copy , visit my Etsy Shop:

TheInboxJauntShop

Or

ORDER FROM AMAZON

Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 is also available on Amazon HERE

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL QUILT SHOP

Or check YOUR local quilt shop--Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 should be available by March 15th!

 

Nancy Zieman, Lori Kennedy

Thank YOU for joining me on this crazy quilting journey!!

Happy as a Lark,

Lori