Open Line Friday-Quilt-a-Song

Nine Patch, Machine Quilting, Lori KennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

Welcome to Open Line Friday!

Today’s question:

If YOU were to turn any song or poem into a quilt, what would it be?FMQ, Valentine Postcard
Nine Patch, FMQ, Words, Lyrics, Lori Kennedy

Of thee I sing….

We’d LOVE to hear!

Lullaby 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.

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Open Line Friday–Do YOU Stabilize Your Quilts?

Nine Patch QuiltGood Morning, Quilters!

Welcome to Open Line Friday!  Everyone asks….Everyone Answers!

We have more than 10,000 experts from all areas of quilting and great minds don’t always think alike!

(BTW…I want to thank (and curse) all of you for your help on my English Paper Piecing questions.  Great advice and links for me to follow…for hours into the night!–If you missed it, check out the comments English Paper Piecing HERE.)

STABILIZING

Today I would like to hear YOUR ideas on stabilizing,

What works for YOU…what doesn’t….

Do YOU stabilize your quilts before you begin free motion quilting?

Please join the discussion!

MY STABILIZING METHOD

After the quilt is layered and basted…

(I used Warm and White Cotton batting for this quilt because it has white blocks and I didn’t want to discolor with a darker batting.)
Warm and White Batting,

I like to stitch in the ditch along the major blocks using a fine weight thread-so the stitching line is almost invisible.

Read all about Stabilizing Quilts HERE

Nine Patch QuiltStabilizing is adding another type of basting–only it is not removed.
Nine Patch QuiltTHE ADVANTAGE OF STABILIZING

Once the quilt is stabilized it can be quilted in any order.  You don’t have to quilt it from the center out.  Also, as you are scrunching and moving the quilt the layers can’t shift.  Nine Patch QuiltThis is one of my favorite things….
Nine Patch Quilt

A blank canvas…ready for quilting!!!

What about YOU?

Do YOU stabilize your quilts?

What is YOUR method?

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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Open Line Friday–All About Moms!

 

Mother's Day

Good Morning, Quilters!

My mom turned 92 this week-help me wish her Happy Birthday!

My mom is the best!

I can honestly say I’ve never heard her say an unkind word or criticize anyone.

Her favorite line is– “There, but for the grace of God, go one of mine.”

mother's day

My Mom (almost) always knows the right thing to say.

Whenever we didn’t get something we wanted,  she said disappointment “builds character”…(I told her I didn’t want character, I want to be a cheerleader!)

 

She is very patient…

She taught all of us to sew–even when I’m sure she would have rather been quietly sewing herself.

Her sense of humor…

I accused her of having kids (there are seven of us) just so she wouldn’t have to do dishes…

You should have heard her belly laugh!

Oh dear, Mom!

Happy Birthday!  Happy Mother’s Day!

TELL US ABOUT YOUR MOTHER

What about YOU?

Did YOUR mother teach you to sew?

Any favorite quotes?

Any favorite stories?

We’d LOVE to hear about YOUR Mom!

Lori