The Open Leaf with Spiral-Machine Quilting Tutorial

Good Morning, Quilters!

Today we are going to review one of the earliest motifs offered here at The Inbox Jaunt–it is a “fan favorite”–The Open leaf with Spiral.

Last week we looked at Four Secrets to Better Spirals HERE

This week we use that Spiral in a leaf motif–gorgeous!

Open Leaf with S;iral, Lori Kennedy, Machine Quilting

Begin by drawing three parallel lines.  Begin stitching on the center line.

Stitch along the center line a few stitches, then sweep to the right drawn line.  Stitch along the right drawn line for several stitches.

Taper down slightly, brush the middle drawn line and curl in.  Stop with your needle in the down position.Open Leaf with S;iral, Lori Kennedy, Machine QuiltingEcho stitch the spiral and stop on the center line.  Sweep to the left side line.

Stitch down toward the center line and curl into the center.  Echo stitch the curl back to the center line.

Alternate right and left leaves to complete the design.Be sure to use careful stitching technique to keep the spacing between the leaves even.

Lovely!

What’s growing in your garden?  Any pretty vines?

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!

 

Tulip: The Movie!

Tulips, Free Motion Quilting, TutorialGood Morning, Quilters!

I’m a movie star!  Well…at least my hands are…

Tulip Time is appearing at The BERNINA USA Facebook Theater!

Read the movie synopsis on page 104 of Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 HERE

The plot was first revealed here at The Inbox Jaunt (with step-by-step photos).

Tulips, Free Motion Quilting, TutorialTulip Time is one of my favorite motifs.  This easy motif is a very versatile actor and can serve as a border, a double border or fill a square block by stitching the flowers along the diagonal axes of the block.  (see page 105).

So pop yourself a little popcorn and watch this quick movie short before heading off to YOUR sewing room!

I’m off to makeup, dahlings,

Affectionately,

Lori L’AmourDorothy Lamour

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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June Birthday Flower of the Month-The Rose

 

Rose, Clemens Garden, St. CloudGood Morning, Quilters!

If your birthday was in June–Happy Birthday!

Roses are YOUR birth flower.

Roses mean love, honor, faith, confidence…depending on the color and have been grown for more than 5000 years!

ROSES ARE EASY!

Roses were my grandmother’s favorite flower–one half her yard was dedicated to formal roses,  but until recently, I was too intimidated to plant roses in my garden.  They seemed so fussy-special feedings, pruning…aphids!

Then I watched Paul Zimmerman’s Craftsy Class:  The Gardener’s Guide to Growing Roses.  It’s a very practical guide that takes the mystery out of growing roses, discusses the history of roses and helps you choose roses to suit your gardening personality-from low maintenance shrubs to more formal tea roses.   I now have more than a dozen roses (all low-maintenance) in my garden and I love them!

ALL CRAFTSY CLASSES ARE ON SALE!

It’s the perfect time to pick up a gardening class–or one of a machine quilting class!

Craftsy Sale

May I recommend:

Craftsy Title CardDoodle to Design, Craftsy, Lori Kennedy

MACHINE QUILTING ROSES

We have stitched two different rose motifs:

Nora’s Rose Machine Quilt Tutorial HERENora's Rose Free Motion Quilting thread samples

Rose quilt, Aurifil thread

And the messy spiral, Christmas Rose HERE

Christmas Rose, FMQ, Kennedy

ROSE PAPER PIECING

Our friend, Peggy created a Rose paper pattern HERE

Rose: Paper Piecing Pattern

The Rose-Pattern by Peggy Aare

May your quilts and your gardens be filled with roses!

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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