The Pumpkin Sampler-A Machine Quilting FREE Project!

 

 

Pumpkin Machine Quilting Sampler, Machine Quilting, HalloweenGood Morning, Quilters!

I am off on a quilting jaunt-teaching at the John C. Campbell Folk School in North Carolina and then I am heading straight to Houston for Quilt Market!

One of the projects we will be working on is the Pumpkin Sampler I designed for Quilt Shop Gal a few years ago.  You can find the pattern and instructions HERE.
Pumpkin Machine Quilting Sampler, Machine Quilting, HalloweenOnce you start doodling, you will a lot of ways to quilt this fun little project.Lori Kennedy Quilts, The Pumpkin Sampler
Lori Kennedy Quilts, The Pumpkin Sampler
This year, I mixed it up by using different fabrics and Aurifil wool thread.  I used a 90 Topstitch needle and I LOVE this easy way to add a bold border motif.
Pumpkin Machine Quilting Sampler, Machine Quilting, HalloweenOf course, Roxie loves everything I make!

Wait!   Is Roxie eyeing that wool like it’s a treat?

Pumpkin Machine Quilting Sampler, Machine Quilting, Halloween

#bewaredogsandspools!

What about YOU?

Are YOU making any Halloween quilts? (Seven Spooky Motifs tomorrow)

Have you ever stitched with wool thread?

Does YOUR dog or cat like spools of thread?

Does YOUR pet love your quilts?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Happy Adventurous Stitching,

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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Craftsy Filming Day!

Craftsy TeamGood Morning, Quilters!

On the top of my planner, there is a little box labeled:  Today’s Focus. For the past several weeks I have filled it in with Craftsy!  I have worked with the talented editors at Craftsy to write an outline, then a script and then tweak and  tweak the script while we added quilts and graphics to highlight each topic.  When we weren’t writing, I was sewing.

Finally, Craftsy! week is here!  I flew in to Denver on Tuesday and yesterday we had rehearsals and shot still photos of the quilts.  It was hard work, but the Craftsy team is both professional and fun!

I know from previous experience that today’s filming will be hard work!  It is hard enough to remember what I’m trying to convey…but to have to be sure to look at the right camera and point slowly so the camera can follow and then not sound like a robot…argh!

One of the tricks from the producers is to think about actually talking to someone-so I will be talking to you, gentle reader!  I will be thinking of you!

CraftsyPlease think of me and send positive quilting vibes my way!

Perhaps you could all take a moment to quilt or doodle….

I’m sure it will help!

May YOUR day be filled with terrifying exciting adventure!

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!

The John C. Campbell Folk School-A Week in Review

John C Campbell Folk School, Free Motion Quilting

Good Morning, Quilters!

I am still unpacking from a week in the beautiful Smoky Mountains at the John C. Campbell Folk School.  As I unpack, and sort through the photos-I have a chance to reflect on the inspiring week.

We were surrounded by the natural beauty of North Carolina and the Appalachian Mountains.

John C Campbell Folk School, Free Motion Quilting

Our classroom was spacious and filled with natural light.

John C Campbell Folk School, Free Motion Quilting

We worked hard…

John C Campbell Folk School, Free Motion Quilting

John C Campbell Folk School, Free Motion Quilting

And learned a lot!

(I learned the real meaning of “Bless your heart…”)

And more tips that I’ll be sharing in the coming weeks.

John C Campbell Folk School, Free Motion Quilting

We stitched a lot!

John C Campbell Folk School, Free Motion Quilting

John C Campbell Folk School, Free Motion Quilting

And found that with no previous experience-you CAN learn to FMQ in FIVE DAYS!!!!

It just takes focus and determination.

John C Campbell Folk School, Free Motion Quilting

It wasn’t all work…

John C Campbell Folk School, Free Motion Quilting

There was plenty of time for fun and games!

John C Campbell Folk School, Free Motion Quilting

The BEST thing  of all….

The people you meet!

Inspired,

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!