Meander No More–The BERNINA Blog Tour

BERNINA 770 QE

Good Morning, Quilters!

If YOU are joining us from The BERNINA Ambassador Blog Tour–Meander No More!  YOU are in the right place!  WELCOME!!

Welcome to The Inbox Jaunt!  My name is Lori Kennedy and I will be your tour guide for this portion of the journey.  My motto is:

 Meander no More!

I LOVE to machine quilt on a domestic sewing machine–I have five BERNINAs, but my current favorite is my BERNINA 770QE.

The only thing I like more than quilting…(and walking Hawaiian beaches) is convincing others that:

Machine  Quilting is Fun and Easy!

THE FUN PART

Over 100 Quilting Motifs with Personality HERE–(we never stipple or meander here)

Click on the photos below to take you to the full tutorial.

Flowers, Machine Quilting, Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

THE EASY PART

Machine Quilting is EASY when you break it down,  step-by-step:

Free Motion Quilted Trucks, Lori Kennedy

We add more step-by-step tutorials EVERY WEEK —“The Tuesday Tutorial”.  

EXCITEMENT THIS WEEK

There has been a lot of excitement at The Inbox Jaunt lately, because a collection of the Tuesday Tutorials (along with Skill Building Exercises and more) was just published by Martingale!

Check YOUR LOCAL QUILT SHOP! or

You can receive autographed copies from my Etsy shop:  The Inbox Jaunt Shop HERE

or from Amazon HERE (available in Print and Kindle!)

 RAVE REVIEWS

Thank you to Terry S for the fabulous review on Amazon!

BUSY DAYS/BUSY WEEKS

There’s more to The Inbox Jaunt than the Tuesday Tutorials:

Silent Sundays

Water Lilies, Photography

Quick Tip Mondays

Aurifil Cotton Thread, Lori Kennedy, FMQ

 

Work in Progress Wednesdays

The Nutcracker, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Doodle Thursdays

Quilt Doodles

Doodle Envelopes, Zentangle, Lori Kennedy

Open Line Fridays

Seamstresses in Fine Arts SaturdaysGeraniums, Childe Hassam

(We get the days mixed up sometimes….)

We would LOVE to have YOU join us!

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Quilting (including machine quilting) should be FUN!

John C Campbell Folk School, Free Motion Quilting

FIVE STAR CRAFTSY INSTRUCTOR

Quick!  Both of my Craftsy classes are on sale until April 15th!

(Click on photo–discount applied at check out)

Craftsy Title Card

Doodle to Design, Craftsy, Lori Kennedy

AMERICAN QUILTER MAGAZINE

Be sure to check out my column in American Quilter Magazine–glossy tutorials in every issue!

American Quilter Magazine

 

BERNINA BLOG TOUR CONTINUES

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Thank YOU for joining us today…

 

Sewing Notions, FMQ, Kennedy

There’s more inspiration on the tour today:

Annie Smith
Kari Karr
Catherine Redford

And we hope YOU will join us tomorrow and EVERY DAY here at The Inbox Jaunt where:

“A quilt without personality is just a blanket!”

Enjoy your quilting journey!

Lori

PS…Thank you to Teri Lucas at Terifications  for organizing this blog tour. Teri Lucas is an AMAZING Machine Quilter–and someone YOU should know!

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.

How to Use those Practice Pieces

Lori Kennedy Machine Quilting

Good Morning, Quilters!

Practice! Practice! Practice!

You “hear” me say it all the time…I write it all the time and I hope you hear me–

“YOU can do this!…It just takes practice!”  

Then I tell you–practice on fabric you love-because subconsciously your work will be better….

Now what do you do with all those beautiful quilt sandwiches on pretty fabric?

Last week I recommended creating The Big Practice Sandwich HERE

And several of YOU recommended making zipper pouches.

Reader, Colleen Lang sent photos of her practice sandwich zipper pouches.

Fabulous!

Colleen Lang, Zipper Pouch

I was inspired!
Colleen Lang, Zipper Pouch

Over the weekend, when I should have been dusting…

I pulled out some quilt sandwiches and Zippers I purchased from Craftsy

I did a quick Google search for “zipper pouches”–there are hundreds…

Lori Kennedy Quilting, Tula Pink Scissors

 

In one short morning, I completed three zipper bags….

Next time, I plan to try a boxy version from BERNINA’s We All Sew HERE

Speaking of BERNINA….

Lori Kennedy, Zipper Pouch

BERNINA BLOG HOP CONTINUES

Check out these fabulous BERNINA Ambassadors:

Sandy Fitzpatrick Machine Applique, Machine Quilting
Beth Ferrier Machine Applique, Piecing
Cheryl Sleboda Heirloom Sewing Techniques, Technology in Quilting

Lori Kennedy, Zipper Pouch

I know YOU will be inspired…

And you’ll probably end up with more practice pieces!

Happy Stitching!

Lori

PS…All information, tutorials and images (except where noted) 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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Loose Screws-A Machine Quilting Tutorial

Loose Screws, Spirals, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

I don’t want any commentary from the peanut gallery–(especially family…)–about the name of today’s tutorial…

Before we get to work…

QUIZ–FREE MOTION MACHINE QUILTING 1-2-3

Many of you have received your copies of The Book…

Now the question is…how many of YOU read it thoroughly?

Did YOU read the Dedication page?  (It’s one of the last pages of the book….?)

I’m not telling….YOU will have to see for yourself!

Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3

Personalized copies from, The Inbox Jaunt Shop HERE

Also available in print and Kindle editions at Amazon HERE

BERNINA AMBASSADOR BLOG TOUR

We continue our “Make New Friends” series with the BERNINA Ambassador blog tour…

Yesterday we met Kelly Ashton, Lynn Carson Harris, Diane Doran and Melody Crust...

Today you are in for a real treat!

Kathy Delaney (Appliqué)

Christa Watson, (Modern piecing and machine quilting), and

Mandy Leins, (Modern Long Arm quilting)

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Now don’t be gone too long….

We have a FEW LOOSE SCREWS to Machine Quilt!

Begin by drawing parallel lines–In the sample below, the lines are one inch apart.

Stitch a wavy line along the drawn line, then stitch a clockwise loop.

 

Loose Screws, Spirals, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Continue stitch clockwise…

Loose Screws, Spirals, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Around and around…as many times as you like.

Two or three looks nice…

But so does five, six, seven….

Loose Screws, Spirals, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

As you approach the drawn line…stitch another wavy line and begin a counter clockwise spiral…

(Does this look musical to anyone????–we may have a new motif in the works!?!)

Loose Screws, Spirals, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Stitch a full row of Loose Screws from Edge to Edge…

Then add more rows…

The spirals can be all different sizes.

Loose Screws, Spirals, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Be sure to Doodle first! 

And get right on this one–we need it for next week’s tutorial–The Daffodil!

If you like Loose Screws--you may also like Silly Spirals

They are similar-Silly Spirals are a little easier to learn because there is a place to stop and think before your begin the Spirals.  On the other hand, Loose Screws are a little more challenging to learn, but once you do, they are faster to stitch!

Silly Spirals, Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

I know I say this all the time…but I think both of these motifs are my new favorites!

What about YOU?

Do YOU have any new favorites?

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!