The Spooky Bat-A Machine Quilting Tutorial

Machine Quilting Tutorial, Bat, HalloweenGood Morning, Quilters!

Just in time for Halloween- we have bats in our belfry!

Bats have been associated with Halloween ever since Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula could transform into a bat to get the girl or to get away…spooky!

But I don’t think that really happens?!

Bats are amazing mammals–

Read 13 Amazing Facts about Bats here...

(It does not list anything about changing into Dracula..so I pretty confident that it’s not true.)

THE SPOOKY BAT MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL

Begin by drawing three parallel lines.  In the sample below, the lines are 1-1/2 inch apart.

Begin stitching on the middle line.  Stitch a wavy line, then add an oval along the drawn line.  Stop on top.

Spooky Bats, Machine Quilting, Tutorial

Stitch several stitches on the left side of the oval, then add a shallow scallop.

Add three or four small scallops to create the bat’s wing.Stitch over the top of the bat’s “head”–stitching over the previous line of stitching.Spooky Bats, Machine Quilting, TutorialAdd a shallow scallop toward the right guideline.Add three to four small scallops to complete the bat’s right wing.

Stitch on the oval to the bottom of the bat to complete the motif.

Add a wavy line to begin the next bat in the row.Spooky Bats, Machine Quilting, Tutorial
Stitch offset rows of bats to fill a background, or add loops between the bats to create an all over motif (not shown).
Spooky Bats, Machine Quilting, Tutorial

Spooky, but easy!!!

Turn on a Halloween movie and start stitching!

What’s YOUR favorite Halloween movie?

(Mine is The Sandlot–in other words…I don’t have a favorite Halloween movie-I HATE to be scared!)

What about YOU?

Do YOU like scary movies?

What’s YOUR favorite movie in the fall?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Signed,

Creepy Crawley-Kennedy

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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Do YOU Make Samples?

Good Morning, Quilters!

Another day of filming at the Craftsy studios in Denver…(send positive quilting thoughts my way!)

And I can honestly say…with all the work from editors, producers, photographers, videographers, technical people as well as the instructors, Craftsy classes are a very good deal–especially when they are on sale!  Use my affiliate link HERE to take advantage of this amazing sale!

Craftsy sale!

TODAY’S OPEN LINE QUESTION–DO YOU MAKE SAMPLES?

Here are a few of my samples to test thread and batting…

Samples take the guess-work out of quilting!

But sometimes we are in a hurry to just get quilting…

What about YOU?

Do YOU make samples before you start quilting?

Do YOU wash the samples too?

Have YOU ever been surprised or disappointed by how your quilt looked when you finished it?

We’d LOVE to hear!

May YOUR quilt adventures bring YOU happiness!

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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