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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Spring Quilt-a-Long–All in ONE Place!

Machine Quilting, HST and Border Sampler, Lori KennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

My sampler is complete!  Is YOURS?

I hope you will make this little quilt.  It was designed to help you walk through all the steps  you would go through if you were making a full size quilt–piecing, layering, stabilizing, design, and quilt.

We also learned how to stitch four different half square triangle motifs as well as three border motifs.
Machine Quilting, HST and Border Sampler, Lori Kennedy

MAKING THE QUILT TOP

Lesson One:  A New Quilt-a-Long

Lesson Two:  Stitching The Half Square Triangles

Lesson Three:  Creating HST with Triangles on a Roll

Lesson Four:  Piecing the Top

Lesson Five:  Borders and Layering

Lesson Six:  Stabilizing

QUILTING MOTIFS

Lesson Seven:  HST-Basic Stitching of Half Square Triangles

Lesson Eight:  HST-X marks the Spot

Lesson Nine: Half Square Flowers

Lesson Ten: Half Square Suns

Lesson Eleven:  Fabulous Flower Borders

Lesson Twelve:  Double Loop Vine Borders

Lesson Thirteen :  Tulip Borders

Machine Quilting, HST and Border Sampler, Lori KennedyIf you wanted to make a larger quilt– scale everything larger–make the rows six inches wide and much longer…

The process is the same, just larger.

The motifs are the same, just larger.

WHAT DID YOU LEARN?

I hope this was a helpful quilt-a-long….

I have another one in the sketchbook!

What did YOU learn?  What was helpful?  What could we a little different next time?

We’d LOVE to hear!

Happy Stitching,

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use.  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!

PPS…For step by step photos of all of these motifs and many more…see Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3.  Signed copies available at my Etsy shop HERE.

Machine Quilting 1-2-3, Lori Kennedy

 

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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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