I Love Home-Block One and a Giveaway!

 

Jacquelynne Steeves, I Love Home, Block OneGood Afternoon, Quilters!

Welcome to all the quilters joining us from the I Love Home blog hop!

Today is the first day of the Jacquelynne Steves Block of the month project.  There are eight quilters participating–a great chance to see one quilt completed eight different ways as well as an opportunity to meet 8 new bloggers!  WIN-WIN!

Speaking of WIN–each month YOU will have an opportunity to win great prizes by visiting new websites.

All of the patterns are offered at Jacquelyn’s’ website FREE!  Just sign up at The Art of Home HERE.

BLOCK ONE

When you sign up you will receive the pattern for Block One today.  (The other blocks will be available FREE each month).

https://jacquelynnesteves.comAs you can see, I changed the color way.  I used a medium blue fabric in the center because I plan to machine quilt (with a Aurifil 28wt cotton thread) the motifs in the center of each block– (most quilters are appliquéing the houses in the center).

Jacquelynne Steeves, I Love Home, Block OneAURIFIL THREAD GIVEAWAY

Aurifil Thread is sponsoring the  Block One giveaway!  Thank you, Aurifil! Aurifil 50wt cotton is the perfect thread to use in both the bobbin and on top when piecing this lovely quilt.  When we begin quilting it, my choice is 28wt cotton by Aurifil–the heavier weight shows our quilted line better!

Win one of the thread collections by leaving a comment at an of the designers who are participating in the blog hop.  YOU have eight chances to win!  You must leave a comment by August 14!

Aurifil Thread GiveawayA FEW TIPS

Time Saving Techniques

The center of the four blocks are all the same, so it will save time if you stitch four at once.
Jacquelynne Steeves, I Love Home, Block OneThe corner squares are all the same as well--so stitch all 16!
Jacquelynne Steeves, I Love Home, Block OnePIECING TIPS

Thread:

I always piece with Aurifil 50 wt in both the top and the bobbin.  We will use the heavier weight-Aurifil (28wt) cotton when we begin machine quilting. (More on that to come)

Machine Set-up

For best piecing technique, be sure to use a single hole throat plate.  The smaller hole helps support the fabric from below and the needle can pierce the fabric more readily–less jamming and better stitch formation.

A Favorite Tool

Have your stiletto handy–it really helps feed the pieces through the machine–especially as you feed each new piece under the presser foot.

Jacquelynne Steeves, I Love Home, Block One

When you’re done, give the block a quick pressing and admire your work!
Jacquelynne Steeves, I Love Home, Block One
Be sure to check back frequently-

We will be doodling some options for the center block quilting–to make our quilts look like HOME!

Happy Homemaking!

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!

Doodle, Quilt, Doodle Method

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy, Flowers

Good Morning, Quilters!

WILL THERE BE MACHINE QUILTING 4-5-6???

Only Martingale knows for sure….

I am over at Stitch This! –the Martingale blog-discussing THE Book and a little of how it came to be, my vision for the book, etc….I would LOVE it if you would join us there!  Leave a comment for the Martingale peeps–they are a friendly, chatty group and they LOVE to talk to quilters!  (Especially friends of The Inbox Jaunt!)

HOW TO GET STARTED

For those of you who have your books….

May I recommend the Doodle-Quilt-Doodle Method?

Choose a motif that is calling your name and begging to be stitched…

Doodle it until you don’t need to look at the page anymore.

Doodles, Lori Kennedy

 

Then stitch the pattern a few times on a practice piece.  Once you stitch the motif, you’ll get a better feel for stitching order, stopping points, etc…

Doodle some more…(Doodle the motif until you will dream about it tonight…)

And then you are ready!  Stitch it into a quilt.  Once you do that,

YOU OWN IT!

Put it in your personal workbasket..

AND

Choose another motif to 

Doodle-Stitch-Doodle!

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy, Flowers

What book, YOU ask?

So glad you did…

Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3

Check YOUR LOCAL QUILT SHOP! or

Order autographed copies from my Etsy shop:  The Inbox Jaunt Shop HERE

or from Amazon HERE (available in Print and Kindle!)

Happy Stitching!

Quilt-a-Doodle-Do!!!

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!

Make New Friends-A Blog Hop

Machine Quilting, Lori Kennedy

Good Afternoon, Quilters!

I’m off to a late start…

First, I want to thank all of you who have purchased my book--Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3!  It is sellin’ like hotcakes!  And getting rave reviews

Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3

Please consider writing a review on Amazon (even if you didn’t buy from there)  it really helps!!

Personalized, autographed copies are available from my Etsy shop, The Inbox Jaunt Shop HERE

(Be sure to include the names of who you want the book autographed “to”…makes a great gift for your quilting friends!)

Also available in print and Kindle editions at Amazon HERE

And be sure to check YOUR local quilt shop!  I know Bear Patch Quilting in White Bear Lake has copies!!!

Bernina Ambassador Reunion

MAKE NEW FRIENDS

My motto for 2017 is Make New Friends…I would like to try new things, learn new techniques and think in new ways…

But I also love to meet new people.

This week we are going on a blog hop with a few of the BERNINA Ambassadors!  Each day, I will include links to a few new friends!

I am certain YOU will find inspiration along the way!

Today…please hop over to meet Kelly, Lynn, Diane and Melody–Read their stories and discover their passion!

Be sure to leave a comment here and there!

They all want to meet YOU too!!!

Monday March 20

Lynn Carson Harris
Kelly Ashton
Diane Doran
Melody Crust

 

Kelly Ashton, Lori Kennedy

Kelly Ashton, Lori Kennedy

Happy Hopping…

But be sure to hop right back tomorrow…I have a really fun tutorial for YOU!  (and more friends to meet!)

Lori