I Love Home BOM and a Giveaway!

Lori Kennedy Quilting

I LOVE HOME BLOCK THREE

Find the Block 3 Instructions from JacquelynneSteves.com HERE

Here’s a quick video tutorial on Half Rectangle Units 

 

 

Lori Kennedy Quilt WORKING AHEAD

While you are working on Block Three, you might want to start thinking about batting and creating your backing.  I like my wall hangings to be rather flat, so I plan to choose a low loft batting like Warm and Natural Cotton batting or 80/20 Warm which is 80% cotton and 20% polyester.

I usually piece my backing with medium sized scraps.  Because my quilt top is so colorful, I decided to tone it down on the back with a mix of gray fabrics.  I prefer to wash my backing fabrics–I don’t want the back to shrink and cause distortion of my quilt if I choose to wash it later.  Also, consider starching the backing fabric–it will help it slide when it’s time to…my favorite…FREE MOTION QUILT!!!!
Lori Kennedy Quilt

WIN the OCTOBER GIVEAWAY

Win an assortment of theses adorable buttons and charms from I Love Buttons, Etc

To enter the drawing, please comment on YOUR favorite batting, or if you don’t have a favorite, just say “I love buttons!”

 

Button Collection

 

MORE CHANCES TO WIN….

BLOG HOP

See several variations of Block 3 and Enter to Win from these fabulous quilters:

FACEBOOK GROUP

Join the I Love Home Facebook group and share YOUR photos HERE

May you enjoy exciting quilting adventures, but always be glad to be HOME!

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!

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  (I once saved a favorite fabric so long it went out of date and I gave it away without using it.)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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