Machine Quilting and Paper Piecing

Good Morning, Quilters!

Today, I am pleased to highlight two quilts made by readers of The Inbox Jaunt.

Barbara Dahl and Anne Bullock shared photos of their quilts stitched from the patterns offered  by designer,  Peggy Aare.

Peggy is an amazing designer and has shared several of her patterns to our readers.

Find the FREE patterns on The Inbox Jaunt’s  Paper Piecing Page HERE

More patterns are available at Peggy’s website, Wisconsin Quilting.

Peggy used one of our Seamstresses in Fine Art –by Wilhelm Hammershoi to create The Girl Sewing pattern.
Hammershoi, Girl Sewing
Barbara Dahl used Peggy’s pattern and added her own twist–she attached a piece of fabric to create a 3D effect.  Barbara’s piecing is meticulous!
The quilting was done by Barbara’s friend and professional LAQ, Tracey Fisher.
Isn’t her quilting fabulous?  I love how the machine quilting enhances this quilt!  She created a wallpaper background and flowing line for her dress.

Barbara Dahl

Barbara Dahl


Peggy created The Morning Heron from one of my Silent Sunday photos.

Sunrise, Heron, Morning

Peggy created this pattern from the photo:

PR-Heron, Paper Pieced, Color Chart

And Anne Bullock used the pattern to piece and quilt this fabulous quilt!

Annie Bullock, Morning Heron

Annie Bullock, Morning Heron

Anne’s choice of fabrics is lovely–and again, the quilting really enhances the quilt!


Thanks you Peggy for supplying the patterns.

Thank you Anne and Barbara for sharing your photos!

Congratulations on a job well done!


I’m inspired are YOU?  I may take up paper piecing after all…

If you are like me….and need a little help with paper piecing… you might like Carol Doak’s Craftsy class,  Mastering Foundations of Paper Piecing

Get 25% off this class with my affiliate link HERE.  (Limited time only–Discount applied in shopping cart)

Carol Doak Title card, Craftsy

What about YOU?

Do you do paper piecing?

Have you made any of Peggy’s designs?

We’d LOVE to hear!




Seamstresses-FREE Paper Piecing Pattern

Labasque Peggy Aare PaperPiecingHeartlandATgmailDOTcom

Good Morning, Quilters!

I have a real treat for you today!  Our friend, Peggy has turned one of the Seamstresses in Fine Art images by Henri Lebasque into a paper piecing pattern.  She is offering it FREE to readers of The Inbox Jaunt!

Henri Lebasque

In Peggy’s Words: 

Lori, here is a complete file for the Lebasque paper piecing project.

The women in the Lebasque painting are the image of friendship and relaxation. There is nothing I like better than spending time with others, not speaking much, but working on an individual projects. The peacefulness of those hours are a real joy.

The finished piece is 24″ tall by 22″ wide, but may, of course, be resized if needed. There is a color chart, a single page line drawing, and an exploded diagram visually showing the piecing sequence. There are just over 100 individual fabric pieces. The full sized pattern prints on 9 sheets of paper, to be taped together. I’ve included some text instructions and as always, I’m willing to help people over hurdles if they need more guidance.

People can reach me at

My website is WisconsinQuilting


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I love Cristy Fincher’s paperless piecing method.  She teaches this method in her video, Pain Free Foundation Piecing.  Cristy is an excellent teacher who lays out each step in the process simply and clearly.  Her teaching style is clear and methodical.  All you need is a little freezer paper and you’ll be ready to stitch the Lebasque Women Sewing in no time!

Cristy Fincher, Foundation Piecing

Or try Traditional Paper Piecing with Carol Doak’s Mastering Foundation Paper Piecing.

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Please join me in a big “Thank You” to Peggy for making these patterns available!

Once you get the Foundation Piecing “Bug” –try more patterns Peggy created for The Inbox Jaunt HERE

May you find friendship and relaxation in all you endeavor!


PS…The paper pattern is the property of Peggy at Wisconsin Quilting and is used here with permission.  The pattern is intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, pin or share with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt or to Wisconsin Quilting.  For all other purposes, please contact Peggy @  Thanks!

HAPPY Monday!!!

Baby PhotoWelcome to the World, Louis Andrew!

Good Morning, Quilters!

Please help me welcome my second grandson, Louis!

My daughter, Claire and her husband, Andy gave birth to this adorable little guy over the weekend!Wedding photoYou may remember Claire’s wedding photo–Bride at the Window, silhouette

Our friend, Peggy Aare turned it into a paper piecing pattern, The Bride at the Window, FREE here.

Peggy offers patterns at Wisconsin Quilting HERE.

Thanks again, Peggy!

Bride Silhouette, Paper Piecing Pattern

I can’t wait to get my hands on that little guy–I’m off to St. Louis later this week!

Saving up kisses,

Grandma Kennedy

PS…The paper pattern is the property of Peggy Aare at WisconsinQuilting  For more information about the pattern or paper piecing, contact Peggy at

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