A Whole Cloth Baby Quilt

 

Whole Cloth Baby Quilt, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

Have the singing birds been waking you up each morning?

Spring is finally here!

A WHOLE CLOTH BABY QUILT FOR LITTLE MISS

I recently finished this baby quilt for a friend’s granddaughter.

It started with lots of doodling!!!

Whole Cloth Baby Quilt, Lori Kennedy

I used a horizontal composition…(remember compositional styles from my first Craftsy video, Divide and Conquer:  Creative Machine Quilting)?

And I added a strong diagonal element–the Umbrella, (The Open Umbrella-page 130 of your books!)  Baby Carriage and Kite--create a diagonal line and focal point across the center of the quilt.

Whole Cloth Baby Quilt, Lori Kennedy

Whole Cloth Baby Quilt, Lori Kennedy

Once the basic framework was stitched (Divide and Conquer), I began filling in the rows with a wide variety of motifs:  Circles, page 133, The Picket Fence-page 36,  Tulips page 104, Lollipop flowers page 91…. Just flip through the book, I’m sure there’s more!

Whole Cloth Baby Quilt, Lori Kennedy

Whole Cloth Baby Quilt, Lori Kennedy

PERSONAL TOUCHES MAKE QUILTING FUN!

I don’t want to show the whole quilt because I added a lot of personal information on the quilt:  the baby’s name on the baby carriage, the town on a street sign, her address on a house, a favorite song…If you’re going to do custom quilting–make it personal! Right?

I hope Little Miss uses this to shreds!

What about YOU?

Any baby quilts in your future?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Signed,

Lullaby Lori

PS…Many of the motifs seen here are available in my book, Free Motion Machine Quilting, 1-2-3.  Personalized, autographed copies available from my Etsy shop HERE.  The book is also available from Amazon HERE.

Get 33% off Divide and Conquer: Creative Machine Quilting HERE  (This link expires July 20, 2017)

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!

 

 

Creative Free Time

Machine Quilting, Hand Quilting

Good Morning, Quilters!

Do YOU give yourself creative free time?

Do you take time to play with your supplies and materials without following a plan?

Machine Quilting, Hand Quilting

No?

Neither do I…

at least not often enough!

Machine Quilting, Hand Quilting

Last week, I needed a little hand sewing.

I hadn’t been in my sewing room in awhile…

I bet some of you know that feeling!

Machine Quilting, Hand Quilting

I started with a linen quilt sandwich and added hand stitching.

The idea exceeded the result…

The next day I added a little machine quilting with 30 wt  Sulky cotton.

The Basic Leaf

The Feathered Leaf 

The Open Leaf with Spiral

Machine Quilting, Hand Quilting

Now I think this experiment has merit…

Love the linen.

Love the combination of hand and machine quilting.

and

I loved playing without a plan!

What about YOU?

Do YOU take time for creative play?

Have any of your experiments turned into a big project?

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!

 

Daisy Crazy-A Machine Quilting Tutorial

Daisy Crazy, Machine Quilting Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

Are you crazy for daisies like I am?  If so, this motif is going to bloom in your quilted garden!

Daisy Crazy can be used as a single motif in the center of a block, stitched in a single row as a border, or stitched in multiple rows for a fabulous background.

DAISY CRAZY-THE MACHINE QUILTING TUTORIAL

Begin by drawing three parallel lines.  Begin stitching on the centerline.  Stitch a straight vertical line.  With a sideways figure “8” motion, add a pair of pointed leaves.

Daisy Crazy, Machine Quilting Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Stitch on the centerline then add another pair of pointed leaves.

Stitch 2-3 sets of leaves.

Daisy Crazy, Machine Quilting Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

After the last set of leaves, stitch a long line.  Next, stitch a teardrop shape.

Daisy Crazy, Machine Quilting Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Stitch under the base of the teardrop, closely echo stitching the left side.  Add a rounded petal.

Daisy Crazy, Machine Quilting Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Add another rounded petal on the left side of the stem, then cross over to add two more rounded petals.

Daisy Crazy, Machine Quilting Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Complete the fourth petal, then stitch on the teardrop to the tip of the flower.  Stitch on the centerline to begin the next motif.

Daisy Crazy, Machine Quilting Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Or stitch back to the base of the teardrop and echo stitch the stem to begin the next motif in a row.

Daisy Crazy, Machine Quilting Tutorial, Lori Kennedy

Don’t be a lazy daisy…

Doodle the Crazy Daisy before stitching it or else you’ll end up with an Oopsy Daisy!

Sometimes one has to amuse oneself…

Signed,

 

Your Ditzy Daisy Quilter,

Lori

For more than Sixty  step-by-step tutorials including an entire chapter of Flower Motifs-–Check out my new book:

Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3

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

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

Machine Quilting 1-2-3, Lori 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!