Shells on Shells

Seashells on Free Motion QuiltingIt’s a very chilly morning here in Minnesota-certainly, no day at the beach!

The good news is…we’re into February already and we’re that much closer to warm MinnesotaAnd…I’ve got my quiltin’ to keep me warm!

Seashells on Free Motion QuiltingThis small quilt (18 x 18 inches) included:

Seashells on Free Motion Quilting

Seashells on Free Motion QuiltingWhat are YOU doing to stay warm–or is it warm where you live?

We’d LOVE to hear!


PS…All images, information and tutorials are the property of Lori Kennedy at The Inbox Jaunt and are intended for personal use only.  Feel free to re-blog, share or tweet with attribution to The Inbox Jaunt.  For all other uses, please contact me at  Thanks!

Sewing Footballs

Vanessa Taylor, Football Quilt

Vanessa Taylor, Football Quilt

Happy Super Bowl Sunday!

For those of you who consider quilting your Sport-of-Choice…

I thought you might enjoy this quilt stitched by our friend, Vanessa Taylor.  (aka Ness–a frequent commenter at The Inbox Jaunt.)

Vanessa Taylor, Football Quilt

Vanessa Taylor, Football Quilt

Ness quilted this darling “Touchdown” quilt by Cluck, Cluck, Sew for her six year old nephew, Orrin.  (Lucky, boy!)

Vanessa Taylor, Football Quilt

Ness used The Football free motion quilt tutorial (from The Inbox Jaunt)  HERE.

Looks, great Ness!

Vanessa Taylor, Football Quilt

You can follow Ness on Instagram (more football photos) at swedie1961.


Wilson Footballs

You might also like to read about the woman who sewing REAL footballs for the NFL HERE.


Whether you are cheering for The Patriots or The Seahawks, just watching the commercials, or spending the time in you sewing room….

Hope you enjoy this unofficial American holiday!


(Go Budweiser Pups!)

PS…All images are the property of Vanessa Taylor and are used with permission.




Seamstresses in Fine Art

Child Sewing

A Child Sewing

Robert Barnes, Girl Sewing

Robert Barnes (1840-1945)


NOTE-Contrary to “Seamstresses in Fine Art” tradition, I was unable to find any biographical information on Mr. Barnes.  If there are any sleuths out there who can find information…we’d love to read more about these adorable images.