Sewing with Nancy!

Messy Spirals FMQ, Machine QuiltingGood Morning, Quilters!

It’s been a very busy week at the Kennedy household and I have had very little time to blog (sorry!)…details coming soon!

As you may remember, I had the great honor to film two episodes of Sewing with Nancy earlier this year.  The first show aired on Wisconsin Public Television last week and the next one will air this weekend.  (Check your local listings…)
Lori Kennedy Machine Quilting, Nancy Zieman, Sewing with NancyOR….watch the entire show at NancyZieman.com HERELori Kennedy Machine Quilting, Nancy Zieman, Sewing with NancyI have watched Sewing with Nancy for years and meeting Nancy was an amazing experience!

Nancy’s favorite motif from Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 was The Messy Spiral Rose (page 60)Messy Spirals FMQ, Machine Quilting

In honor of Nancy…try (the newly named) Nancy’s Rose HERE

Happy Stitching!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images (other than those from Nancy Zieman Productions)  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!

Personalizing Quilts with Handwriting

Quilted CursiveGood Morning, Quilters!

Looking for a great way to personalize your quilts?  Use your handwriting!  There are a variety of ways you can use handwriting in quilting.

First, mark your quilts with evenly spaced lines (Chalk is my favorite marker) and stitch rows of cursive as a background fill.  Stitch a song, poem, or recipe, or list the recipients favorite things.

Another way to personalize a quilt–tuck little messages in among the other quilting motifs.  Tell the recipient “You, are the bees knees!”  or “I’m over the moon for you!”

Free Motion Quilting, HandwritingI love this technique.  Not only does it add a personal note, it records YOUR handwriting.

YOUR family will cherish the quilt forever!

What about YOU?

Have YOU ever added a hidden message in a quilt?

What did you write?

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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Back to School Quilting

The Perfect Pencil, free motion quiltingGood Morning, Quilters!

Summer passes all too quickly…

The only consolation–Back to School means two things:  school supplies (I LOVE School Supplies!  and more time to quilt!

Craftsy is hosting a FREE one day, All-you-can-watch,  Back to School event on September 4th.  Learn more HERE   

It’s a great opportunity to try a variety of classes!

American Quilter Magazine

Be sure to check out American Quilter Magazine–The Sweetheart Apple and so much more!

American Quilter Magazine

FIVE BACK-TO-SCHOOL MOTIFS

Add a little “touch of class” to your quilts this month with a Back-to-School motif.

Or just doodle the motif onto your calendar, notebook, homework….

The Perfect Pencil (Dixon Ticonderogas of course!)
The Perfect Pencil, free motion quiltingScissors
Scissors, Free Motion Quilted

A is for Apple

Apple Free Motion Quilt TutorialQuiting the AlphabetAlphabet Free Motion Quilting
The Apple CoreApple Core, FMQ Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

CREATE YOUR OWN COMPOSITION

Combine the motifs in rows to create a horizontal composition–an easy way to design a whole cloth quilt–as seen in my Craftsy video, Divide and Conquer:  Creative Free Motion Quilting.

Machine Quilting, Teachers, Motifs, Pencils, Apple, Worm

What about YOU?

Do YOU love school supplies?

Have YOU used any of these motifs on a quilt?  How did YOU use them?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Praying for Texas,

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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