Favorite Christmas Quilts

Joy, FMQ, LKennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

It is a busy time at the Kennedy household.  The kids are arriving and we are cooking, baking, wrapping presents and generally making merry!

Today, we have a gallery of just a few of the small Christmas quilts I’ve made over the past few years.
Snowmen, FMQ, Kennedy
Joy, FMQ, LKennedyChristmas, FMQ, KennedyMistletoe.FMQ.LKennedyPoinsettia-Free Motion QuiltingChristmas Tree, Free Motion Quilting, PresentsTree Project Free Motion Quilting --Tutorial Christmas Decorations

Hope YOUR day is filled with JOY!

Lori

PS…If you like these motifs and tips, be sure to check out my book, Free Motion Machine Quilting 1-2-3 or any of my Craftsy Videos!

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

Mr. Nutcracker-A Christmas Whole Cloth Quilt

Mr. Nutcracker, FMQ, Lori KennedyGood Morning, Quilters!

I would like to say that I finished a Christmas project early….

Unfortunately, YOU all know this was last year’s project…

Mr. Nutcracker, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

I really had fun stitching this whole cloth quilt.

I tried my hand at a little Ruler Work…(A new challenge for me) and then I went back to my “happy place”–free motion quilting.

My challenge was to include a wide variety of motifs (How many do YOU recognize?) to embellish the nutcracker and then layer in textured motifs like Grid Pop.

Mr. Nutcracker, FMQ, Lori Kennedy I used several different threads:  Fine weight threads to create texture, heavier threads (28wt Aurfil cotton) for the white focus motifs, and a sprinkle of metallic thread for sparkle.

Mr. Nutcracker, FMQ, Lori Kennedy

Mr. Nutcracker, FMQ, Lori KennedyBuilding Blocks to fill in the background.Mr. Nutcracker, FMQ, Lori KennedyAnd then I agonized over the binding…

My next challenge is to create a second Nutcracker to hang by his side and guard my front door…or stitch a huge Christmas tree to hang in between…

Coming soon….well…2018?

What about YOU?

Have YOU started YOUR Christmas projects?  What are you working on?

It’s never too early!

We’d LOVE to hear!

Merry Stitching!

Lori

PS…All tutorials, images and information are the property of Lori Kennedy @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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Candy Stripe Quilts-WIP

Candy Stripe Quilts, Free Motion QuiltingGood Morning, Quilters!  I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s free motion quilting tutorial, The Candy Stripe.  I thought I’d share these two small, vase quilts that I am binding.  You may recognize The Holly Leaf from our tutorial two weeks ago, and we will be working on The Pine Bough next week.

Candy Stripe Quilts, Free Motion QuiltingRight now the only visions I have dancing in my head are turkeys…(and the long lines at the grocery store this morning!)

Hope you have time to dance and sing and quilt today!

Lori