A New Project-Sneak Peek

Quilting, Lori Kennedy, Hand DyeGood Morning, Quilters!

I recently splurged on a collection of hand dyed fabric from Cherrywood Fabrics

They are sooooo pretty–the kind you don’t even want to cut!

But I’ve learned my lesson about “saving fabrics”.  (I once saved a favorite fabric so long it went out of date and I gave it away without using it.)
Quilting, Hand Dyes

I decided to break out the hand dyes for a new project.

I am working on Jacquelynne Steve’s (Art of the Home) block of the month blog hop.

The Patterns are FREE and available August 7…but YOU can sign up now!

I plan to free motion quilt the houses on the center squares (instead of appliqué), so I am changed the color way to include a medium blue as the center square–but more on that in August…

If YOU are interested stitching along, sign up to get the patterns each month.  There will be several quilt bloggers show variations of the “I Love Home” pattern.

Quilting, Hand Dyes

It’s a great chance to try a few new techniques.

Hope YOU will join us!

Signed,

The Happy Homemaker,

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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Finished!

Halloween Quilt, LKennedy

Good Morning, Quilters!

I’m delighted to tell you that The Wedding Quilt is complete!  Celebrate with me!

We will spend most of next week discussing “Quilting the Big Quilt”  including:  Choosing Motifs, Sewing Order, Choosing Thread and much much more!  I think this will be a great opportunity for many of YOU who have asked how to apply everything to BIG QUILTS!

Stay tuned…

BTW–I will show lots of photos, however I wanted the Newlyweds to see it first!

HALLOWEEN QUILT

I also finished a little quilt with leftover blocks from a project I made last year.

Halloween Quilting Projects

I challenged myself to use a variety of threads…

Aurifil for piecing and for all bobbin threads…

Halloween Quilt, LKennedy

Robison-Anton Twister Tweed for most of the detail work–it’s a fabulous 2-ply twist of white and black Rayon threads!

Halloween Quilt, LKennedyI used Iris metallic thread (available through EnMart) for the spider webs–Ever notice how spider webs glisten in the light?  If you’ve had trouble with metallics in the past–this is a new metallic that’s worth the try!  I’m a convert!!

Halloween Quilt, LKennedyFor the vines, Sulky 30 wt cotton…I stitched over each vine twice for an even heavier look!

Halloween Quilt, LKennedyBecause so many of you commented on my six-legged Spooky Spider (spiders have eight legs….) I tried an eight legged spider, but for me…I will go back to the six-legged version (two legs are just not visible)…It looks neater and you still get the idea that it’s a spider!

Halloween Quilt, LKennedy

This was a fun little quilt with plenty of opportunity for embellishing with threads and Creative Quilting!

Halloween Quilt, LKennedyNow I’m off to bind it!  That’s TWO completed quilts in ONE week–a record for me!

What about YOU?  Did YOU finish any quilts this week?   We’d love to do a Happy Dance with YOU too!

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!

Dandelion Quilt

Dandelion QuiltOnce I got going with the dandelion motif, (See Tuesday’s Tutorial:  The Dandelion)  I just couldn’t stop!

Dandelion QuiltI planned to fill this in with heavy quilting (like the Quilted Notions)…though now that I see it on my computer, I’m not so sure.  Maybe, I’ll make this both ways…with heavy quilting and without so we can do side-by-side comparisons…

Dandelion QuiltI’m always telling YOU to do samples…I guess this is my chance to do some!

What about YOU?  Have you done any quilted gardening yet?

TOMORROW–We will be continuing our Doodle Lessons…Have you been doodling?  Time to make a new habit!

Lori

PS…This quilt was stitched on my BERNINA 820 with Superior’s Magnifico trilobal polyester on top and Aurifil cotton in the bobbin.  Kaufman Kona fabric and Warm and Natural cotton batting.

PPS…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 reblog, share or Pin with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other purposes, please contact me at lckennedy@hotmail.com.  Thanks!