Work in Progress–Poppies

Good Morning, Quilters!

I am behind on so many things…the dusting, cleaning cabinets, covering my roses…

One of the things that bothers me the most is being behind on The Flower of the Month Tutorials!

I am working on the August flower of the month–The Poppy.

After doodling several iterations in my sketchbook,  I came up with a continuous line design I liked.

Next, I tried stitching The Poppy.

CHOOSING THREAD

When I think of a poppy, I think of a dramatic red flower with black accents, so I stitched The Poppy on red fabric with a variegated black and white thread.  (Seemed like a good plan…)

I was really happy with the results, until….

Poppies, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Yesterday I had Aurifil 28wt white cotton on my sewing machine so I tried The Poppy with the thicker, more contrasting thread.

What a difference!

The boldness of the contrasting thread re-creates the dramatic essence of poppies.

The motif looks even better than the earlier version in black thread.

Now I can’t wait to make a quilt with these bold flowers!

Step-by-step tutorial next Tuesday.
What about YOU?

My sisters (who are knitters) always ask “What’s on YOUR Needles?”

I guess the machine quilter’s version would be “What’s under YOUR needle?”

Any garden surprises?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Your Dramatic Queen Quilter,

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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Unfinished Business-Poppies!

Poppies, Machine Quilting, Lori KennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

Where are the Tuesday Tutorials?

Where is August flower of the month? (Poppies)

Where is September flower of the month? (Forget-me-Nots)

Forget-me-Nots? I have NOT forgotten!!!

Just way over scheduled!!!  Teaching at Quilt Expo Wisconsin, Sulky Webinar, Book 2 Proofs, and a Craftsy filming -all in September!

UNFINISHED QUILTS AND UNFINISHED BLOG POSTS!

As if my stack of UFO’s wasn’t enough, I’ve added a list of blog posts that should have been written!  (Don’t even ask about the dusting!)

Please be patient...The Big Craftsy Project is nearly complete and Winter is coming to Minnesota–that’s when I do my best quilting and my best blogging!

Until then…

Just an outline of an idea…

What about YOU? Do YOU ever notice how projects with deadlines get done first?

Is there a lesson we can learn from this?

Any projects on the back burner at YOUR house?

Have YOU dusted today?

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!

 

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