Quilt Market: A Few Trends

Quilt Market 2015Good Morning, Quilters and Quilt Lovers!

Welcome back to Quilt Show 2015 at The Inbox Jaunt--a virtual tour of Quilt Market viewed through the eyes of this inspired (and foot sore) Quilt Blogger (Winner of the Best Modern Quilt Blog–more on that next week!)  We’ve been viewing fabulous quilts all week.  If you’ve missed any…just keep scrolling to previous dates.

NOTE-I’ve provided all the information I have on the quilts and designers.   A few of the quilts are not identified–sorry!

What’s “on trend” for 2015?

WOOL IS “IN”

Wool was everywhere at Quilt Market.

Bright wool!   From Sue Spargo, The Wooly Lady, Purl and Loop, and In the Patch Designs…and many more!

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Sue Spargo

Quilt Market 2015

Sue Spargo

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The Wooly Lady

Quilt Market 2015

The Wooly Lady

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The Wooly Lady

 

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Purl & Loop

Quilt Market 2015

In the Patch Designs

TUFFETS ARE “IN”

What a great way to display fabric collections!

Does anyone have a link to a good tutorial for a tuffet?  I’m sure we all would LOVE to sew one!

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Quilt Market 2015

Missouri Star Quilt Co.

Missouri Star Quilt Co.

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Ella Blue Fabrics

Ella Blue Fabrics

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Kaffe Fasset

PRETTY  IS ALWAYS “IN”

Quilt Market 2015Timeless Treasures (FREE Pattern HERE)

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Button Lovers, Designed by Sue Strange.  FREE pattern HERE.

FREE MOTION QUILTING-why of course!

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Quilt Market 2015

You can never go wrong with NAUTICAL

(I couldn’t resist this pattern from Cluck, Cluck Sew)

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Cluck, Cluck Sew

Cluck, Cluck Sew

THE PLAN, DAY ONE

My resolution from yesterday…get up two hours early to quilt…

Perhaps, I’ll stay UP two hours later…?!?

Sew many quilts…Sew little time,

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

The Baby Bird Free Motion Quilt Tutorial

FMQ, Tutorial, BirdsGood Morning, Quilters!

It’s Tuesday…and time for another FREE free motion quilt tutorial.

Spring has finally reached as far as Stillwater Minnesota and so have the birds.  It’s so nice to hear birds singing again! (It was a long winter!)

So let’s welcome the birds with a tutorial!

Bird, FMQ, Tutorial, LKennedyTHE BABY BIRD TUTORIAL

Birds are fun to stitch because no two look alike and there are several places to add your own embellishment.

Begin by drawing a square.  In the tutorial below, the square is 3-1/2 by 3-1/2 inches.

Stitch a semi-circle.

Bird, FMQ, Tutorial, LKennedyAdd a curved head.  Stitch back to the top of the head.

Bird, FMQ, Tutorial, LKennedyAdd a few head feathers.  Stitch down several stitches and add a circle eye.

Bird, FMQ, Tutorial, LKennedyStitch a triangle beak.

Bird, FMQ, Tutorial, LKennedyAdd a ruffle of neck feathers.

Bird, FMQ, Tutorial, LKennedy Stitch a wing within the body of the bird.

Bird, FMQ, Tutorial, LKennedyEmbellish the wing, if you like.

Bird, FMQ, Tutorial, LKennedyAdd tail feathers.

Stitch underneath the bird and add either standing or flying legs:

Bird, FMQ, Tutorial, LKennedyStitch a flock of birds…

Bird, FMQ, Tutorial, LKennedy

They’re rather ridiculous, but lots of fun.

“Whenever that red, red robin goes bob-bob-bobbin along.  You’ll know it’s Spring Time when….”

You might also like:  Olivia the Owl-A Free Motion Quilt Tutorial.

Happy Birding,

Lori

PS…This tutorial was stitched with Sulky Rayon 30wt on top, Aurifil 50 wt cotton in the bobbin on Kona cotton fabric, Warm and Natural cotton batting, on my BERNINA 820 (without a stitch regulator).

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